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We are honoured that Just Eat It is being recognized with two more awards nominations! These are particularly special because they allow our film to cross the borders into the worlds of mainstream journalism and food. First, Just Eat It has been selected as a finalist for the Scripps Howard Award for Environmental Reporting. It’s […]

Farm 2 Foodbank

You may already know that Farm 2 Foodbank runs great gleaning programs in the Fraser Valley here in BC, but did you know they’re expanding to the Vancouver/Burnaby/Richmond area!? That’s right, you’re invited to get your hands dirty gleaning fresh produce every week from local farms, and sharing the bounty with local food security organizations. […]

Book Launch! Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook

Dana Gunders is a friend of ours, and speaks in Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story as an expert on household waste. She has just released a new book, about exactly that, household food waste reduction! It will be your new best friend in your efforts to reduce food waste in your home. The Waste […]

Food Waste Photo Contest

October is a special month for us because it brings together two of our favourite things: food (Oct 16th is World Food Day) and waste reduction (Oct 19-25 is Waste Reduction Week). To celebrate, we’re holding a delicious photo contest! We are handing out two #JustEatItTips prize bundles- one to a lucky participant, and one […]

Feeding the 5000 Hits Vancouver

What: Feeding 5000 Metro Vancouver (aka FREE LUNCH) When: Wed, May 27th 11:30-1:30pm Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC Details: Feeding 5000 puts the topic of food waste back on the table; it’s a “lunch and learn” on a grand scale, and you’re invited. We’re hosting a FREE LUNCH for the public featuring […]

Grand Prize at EFFY

We’re pleased to announce that JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY was awarded the EFFY 2015 Grand Jury Prize!  Thanks to the festival and the jury and to Jonathan Bloom who was on hand to answer questions to the completely sold-out house.

Recipe: Orphaned Banana Bread

Sometimes you don’t drink a whole pot of coffee. Sometimes you rescue a few too many orphaned bananas* from the grocery store. What to do but make banana bread? Step by step instructions here: www.msnbc.com/documentaries/recipe-orphaned-banana-bread *Those bananas that have been separated from their bunches and languish forlornly on the side of the banana display.  

US Television Premiere!

At last, you’ll be able to see Just Eat It on television in the US! On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 pm ET, MSNBC will air the U.S. television premiere of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” followed by a panel moderated by MSNBC Food Correspondent and Chef, Tom Colicchio. Colicchio will […]

Amsterdam serves up food waste

We made a reservation at Instock for breakfast about 3 days in advance. We thought that the novelty of eating food waste had worn off, yet to be served rescued food in a legitimate restaurant had us excited.  Instock works with grocery chains and farms to craft their meals from food that would otherwise see […]

Jen and Grant discover a rescued food restaurant!

This is a new online series we are starting. The Just Eat It #FoodRescue Spotlight will share inspiring stories of people and organizations on the ground DOING something about food waste and food rescue! In this episode check out this amazing restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rub and Stub

World TV Premiere of Just Eat It!

Mark your calendars! Just Eat It will be having its World Broadcast Premiere on Nov 4th at 9pm on BC’s Knowledge Network. If you’re in British Columbia, that means you can see it on TV. If you’re in the rest of Canada, tune into the Knowledge Network website to stream it online for free. << […]

Feeding the 5K and 1st Food Waste Forum

We just had a delicious experience in Berkley CA! The first Zero Food Waste Forum in the US and the first Feeding the 5K event kicked off  with a gleaning event at Bloomfield Organics. These wonderful farmers opened their fields to us and prepared an amazing dinner to share in their barn. Grant and I […]

Audience Award at CPH:DOX!

We’re gobsmacked. Just Eat It won the Audience Choice Award at CPH:DOX! In a fantastical ceremony (think glitter, performance art, and atmospheric music), the CPH:DOX team laid out the awards evening in style. We don’t have a better photo because we were really taken by surprise and just had one moment to throw a camera […]

WINNER! VIFF Impact Award

We are thrilled to announce that Just Eat It was awarded the VIFF Impact Award on Saturday night! This award “is intended for the director of a Canadian documentary that’s deeply concerned with social issues. It’s designed to offer some of the resources necessary to amplify the film’s message, ensuring that it resonates long after […]

Just Eat It Wins Must See BC!

A huge thank you to everyone who spread the word and voted for Just Eat It to win the #mustseeBC contest at VIFF! We won!!! That means that there will be a special encore screening of Just Eat It at the BC Spotlight Awards + Gala on October 4, 2014. All the 13 films in […]

Must See BC Competition

VIFF is running a great contest among 13 BC films, and we need your help to win! To help Just Eat It take the title “Audience Must-See-Film” at the BC Spotlight Awards + Gala on October 4, you just need to vote for us (no login required). Go to http://mustseebc.viff.org/id/17 click on vote refresh your […]

Just Eat It at VIFF

Tickets are now on sale to see Just Eat It at the Vancouver International Film Fest! We’re thrilled to be screening in our hometown, and hope you can make it to one of the screenings Sept 28, Sept 30, or Oct 6th.

Canadian Festivals Announced

Just Eat It will be hitting film festivals across Canada this Fall. See our new screenings page for details. If you work with a Canadian festival, and would like to see Just Eat It at your fest, please contact us.

WINNER – Emerging Canadian Filmmaker

Our team picked up its first festival award last week at the Hot Docs Film Fest! Grant Baldwin (our director, editor, cinematographer, composer, etc, etc) won the award for Emerging Canadian Filmmaker. Congrats to fellow Knowledge Network film The Backward Class (directed by Madeleine Grant) which won Audience Choice.  

World Premiere at HotDOCS

We’re excited to announce that Just Eat It will be having it’s World Premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto this April! This is the largest Documentary Film Fest in North America, so we couldn’t think of a better festival to kick off our festival run.

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