Central Co-op Presents: Food For Change

Thursday, October 16 - 7:00pm

Broadway Performance Hall - 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Central Co-op presents:

Food For Change
A new documentary about the economic and social power of food co-ops in America

Tickets: $5 Suggested Donation at the door.

What kind of food sytem do you want?
Celebrating our 36th birthday, Central Co-op presents a community screening of Food For Change! This feature-length documentary film tells the story of the cooperative movement in the U.S. through interviews, rare archival footage, and commentary by the filmmaker and social historians.

This is the first film to examine the historical importance of food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems. The film shows how co-ops strengthen communities where they are located, enhancing local economies and food security.

The screening will be followed by an expert panel discussion about the role that consumer cooperatives can play in shaping the economy of the Pacific Northwest. The discussion will be moderated by Central’s General Manager Dan Arnett and will include the filmmaker, Steve Alves, and other cooperative experts:

  • David J. Thompson, Twin Pines Foundation
  • Art Sherwood, David Cole Professor of Entrepreneurship at the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University
  • Karen Zimbelman, Development Director at National Cooperative Grocers


Space is limited! Tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30pm. $5 (suggested donation). Proceeds will be donated to the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation, which offers funding to support the development of new co-ops.


Keywords: 36th birthday, Food for Change, movie night, film screening, Broadway Performance Hall

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