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Food For Change Documentary and Co-op Month Celebration

  • Jaks Tap 901 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

Join Chicagoland Co-ops for a screening of Food For Change, a documentary film about food co-ops.

There are seven local co-ops that are forming and growing now in our area and this is one of our first collaboration events to celebrate the strength of this movement!

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with co-op representatives.  


The Co-ops represented:
Sugar Beet Co-op, Oak Park

Chicago Market

Dill Pickle Food Co-op, Logan Square

Shared Harvest, Elgin

Prairie Food Co-op, Lombard

Rogers Park Food Co-op, Rogers Park

Edible Alchemy, Pilsen


About the film

"Food For Change is a feature-length documentary film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture. The movie 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 important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems. Additionally, the film shows how the co-op movement strengthens communities where they are located, enhancing local economies and food security. The goal is to educate a wide national audience about the principles of cooperation with a focus on food."