Photo from The Apple Pushers on Flickr, © 2011 Richard Shultz.
While we’ve got the ol’ soapbox out, we hope you’ll consider taking a look at two upcoming films about the state of food in America. First up, get some folks together at 8pm on Saturday night (April 14th) to watch the documentary Hunger Hits Home on the Food Network. This collabo project between Food Network and Share Our Strength aims to raise awareness about the 16 million children in the U.S. who go hungry every day, and to highlight the hard-working folks who are fighting this hunger crisis. You can watch the trailer online, and get more info about what you can do to help.
On Earth Day 2012 (Sunday April 22nd), Whole Foods Market launches its annual Do Something Reel Film Festival with a screening of The Apple Pushers, a film that follows five immigrant street-cart vendors who, as part of The NYC Green Cart Initiative, are offering fruits and vegetables in New York neighborhoods where fresh produce isn’t widely available. The film is narrated by Edward Norton (hubba), and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion, which takes place live in Austin. 3pm at the Century 9 San Francisco Centre theater. Tickets are $10 online, and proceeds benefit Hunters Point Family, a grass-roots, community-based youth development agency that provides programs to youth and their families living in the Bayview-Hunters Point community. 845 Market St., Ste. 500, at 5th St.