Films That Move

Films That Move

May 31, 2011 09:46 ET

Media Advisory: Toronto Community Fair Promotes Healthier Food

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - Almost half of Toronto's neighbourhoods lack a grocery store within walking distance, forcing many to rely on junk food, but a grassroots organization is hosting a free food fair that showcases an alternative.

Films That Move, a grassroots organization that hosts free social change films to help Torontonians connect and collaborate in their communities, has broadened its scope by hosting Hungry for Change, a free food fair expected to draw 600 participants.

"Without a nearby grocery store, residents turn to highly processed, unhealthy foods from convenience stores and fast food outlets," says event coordinator Celina Agaton. "Hungry for Change is a food fair designed to show Toronto a healthier, more delicious alternative exists.

"It's a free public event that gives Torontonians a chance to sample locally grown food from Toronto's community kitchens, chefs, farmers, teachers and gardeners."

What:Hungry for Change, Community Food Fair
When:Saturday June 18, 2011 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where:George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts
300 Adelaide Street East
Tickets:Free tickets at http://filmsthatmove.org/

At the food fair, Films That Move will screen film excerpts to outline the challenges to food sustainability and present a panel discussion with Toronto's food community leaders from non-profits, youth, educators, and business, to Toronto Public Health's Food Policy Council.

Films That Move's Hungry For Change event is possible through the generous support of the Atkinson Foundation and through partnerships with George Brown College's Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts and George Brown's Center for Community Partnerships.

Twitter: @celinaagaton@filmsthatmove.org hashtag #FilmsTM

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