I don’t know about you, but we’ve enjoyed several outdoor movies this summer — one tonight, though, helps contribute to a good cause.
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue is the good cause in question. They have, since they started in 2013, rescued more than 4.8 million pounds of perishable foods and redistributed it to more than 40 nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry.
Tonight is Saving Grace’s annual fundraiser, a socially distanced screening of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” produced by the late Anthony Bourdain. The movie aims to change how people cook, recycle, buy and eat food.
They’ll screen the movie at Falconwood Park, in Bellevue, and gates open at 6:30 p.m. The tickets are $50 a person, and include the film and movie snacks. The event will also have a cash bar, gourmet food trays, a raffle and information on how we can all do our part to reduce food waste. The movie starts at 7:15.
All the proceeds benefit Saving Grace’s work to connect those in need with food in Omaha and Council Bluffs. As you might imagine, the needs have increased during the pandemic.
To find out more about the event and purchase tickets, go to savinggracefoodrescue.org/events/.