What if Food Waste Could Feed the Hungry?

What if food waste could feed the hungry

(Image provided by the NFB)

“Cooking is a call to act.” – Massimo Bottura

You will not want to miss this exciting new film, a National Film Board of Canada – Triplex Films International co-production, coming to Edmonton’s Metro Cinema just before Christmas.

Short Synopsis

“In an extraordinary soup kitchen in Milan, two vastly different worlds have been brought together by a unique social experiment. Theater of Life captures the remarkable relationship forged between the finest haute cuisine chefs in the world and the city’s most disadvantaged groups: refugees, recovering drug addicts, former sex workers, and a host of others with no place else to go.

For Expo Milano 2015, renowned chef Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana was named world’s best restaurant in 2016, invited 60 of his international confrères to join him in transforming food destined for the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents. But the documentary delves far deeper than this important food story: it captures the moving encounters of guests at the soup kitchen who have found a welcoming community there, showing us glimpses of their heart and soul in the process.

A visual feast in itself, Theater of Life puts a human face on its powerful message of social justice while raising awareness about the enormous environmental impact of food waste.”

–synopsis provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Trailer

Theater of Life, directed by Peter Svatek, National Film Board of Canada

Confirmed Edmonton screenings at the Metro Cinema:

  • Friday Dec.23, 4:30 PM
  • Monday Dec.26, 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday Dec.27, 9:15 PM
  • Wednesday Dec.28, 7 PM

The Gargantuan Potluck

Greeting All,

OFRE want to remind everyone about the amazing potluck that we are having in partnership with The Edmonton Permaculture Guild at the OFRE micro Orchard This Thursday!!!.  We will have our feature 10′ diameter table installed just in time to house all the food.

We will also be setting up our fruit press.  So if you are a home owner and your pick was cancelled, we OFRE you a solution to all those apples!  Pick them and bring them to the Potluck and enjoy fresh pressed cider from your apples!  IF your tree is not ripe yet, please check our fruit pressing schedule to know when you can drop off fruit to be pressed so we can minimize food waste.

We invite you to come join the fun, share stories about your fruit, and meet fellow growers, pickers and learn more about The Edmonton Permaculture Guild and Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton.

This is a Free Event and All Are Welcome! Family, Friends, Food and Community

Picnic at the Orchard

OFRE Event Calendar 2016

OFRE EVENT CALENDAR

Join us at the Orchard!  Located behind McCauley School at 9538 107 AvenueOFRE is hosting or participating in the following events and want to see you all there!  We could always use help from like minded individuals and organizations.  If you are interested please send us an e-mail to with the subject line : Volunteer on committees  info@operationfruitrescue.org.

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you there!

 

Become a Member of OFRE for 2016

The fruit season is almost started!

If you want to volunteer to rescue fruit with us, you must have a membership with OFRE.

Perks of becoming a member:

    • Participate in fruit rescue, donate fruit to food charities, and take home fresh picked, local fruit for your efforts
    • Attend workshops on canning, cider making, etc.
    • Work with various community organizations to help support the local food movement.
    • Learn about your local fruit biodiversity, and what types grow in the greater Edmonton area. (you will be surprised with what grows here!)
    • Attend and vote at our annual AGM.

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To purchase a membership click on the appropriate link below:

**Low income (If the membership fee is more than you can afford, contact us by email and we can work towards a solution. admin@operationfruitrescue.org)

Each membership is valid from January 1st to December 31st.

*NOTE* To sign up as a FRUIT RESCUE VOLUNTEER, click on the link at the end of the PayPal payment that directs you back to the site, and WAIT for the form to load. Filling in this form will set you up to get email invites to fruit rescue events.

OFRE AGM is coming up! Join us on April 16, 2016

Annual General Meeting and Potluck!

Sign up to become a member today, and become a part of OFRE.
We hope that you will join us as we continue our adventure in 2016.
Join us at our AGM, and bring a dish to share:       

April 16th, 2016 

4:00pm – 7:00pm

McCauley School, 9538 107 Ave Edmonton

What does 2016 hold for OFRE?

As we come out of hibernation we are gearing up for 2016 and have some
amazing ideas for events that will build on our momentum from last
year and we need your help to make it happen! 

To make our organization resilient to and sustainable over the long term we are
seeking volunteers to help our board members implement their ideas.
We are also seeking additional board members to guide the organization
into the future.  Come join us at our AGM and find the hidden fruit in our city!