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Local Food Group to Host Free Screening of Food Patriots Documentary

Emmy-award winning filmmaker will be at fundraiser, rally to be held Monday, Dec. 17, at Maverick's Bar and Grill, Mundelein.

Village Homesteading Mundelein, a local non-profit group, will host a fundraiser, and rally for Local Food by screening a rough-cut of the movie Food Patriots at Mavericks Bar and Grill on Monday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m at 2061 W Maple Ave, Mundelein. The screening is free and open to the public. Emmy award winning director Jeff Spitz will be present.

When filmmaker Jeff Spitz’s son, a UW-Madison football player, came down with a food-borne illness that didn’t respond to antibiotics, it was a wake-up call that raised serious questions about food and our food systems. Jeff Spitz weaves his family's humorous story of planting a garden and raising chickens into a tapestry of stories about people who are changing the way Americans eat, buy and educate the next generation about food. Explore personal stories that show ordinary people taking control of food and creating healthier lives, a less polluted environment, a new sense of community and new jobs.

Local Food Patriots can help complete the film by contributing to the Food Patriots Kickstarter campaign .

Village Homesteading Mundelein is a group of like-minded people that have come together and are creating a non-profit to support and foster sustainable practices in our local communities. They also educate in urban homesteading practices and self-sufficiency.

Check out the event on Facebook.

This news release was submitted by Village Homesteading.

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