THE Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival, taking place at Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath this coming Bank Holiday Weekend, is getting to grips with the problem of Food Waste.
At a special No Time To Waste Food Event at 4.30pm, Sunday 6 August, the festival will screen Just Eat It, an award-winning film which investigates food waste from farm to fridge. Afterwards, the audience will be introduced to innovative ways in which food waste can be reduced, redistributed & used to create delicious food.
Guth Gafa has teamed up with FoodCloud, an Irish social enterprise which has diverted thousands of tons of food from landfill to charities, and will be represented on the day by Darragh Doyle. Other guests include Claudia Tormey from the environmental charity, VOICE, which empowers communities to take positive action, Kevin Sheridan, Cheesemongers and Meath Food Ambassador, Olivia Duff (Headfort Arms). They will lead the conversation, while sampling food specially created by Malawian food activist, Ellie Kisyombe.
The festival will reduce its own waste footprint throughout the weekend, serving vegetarian food, made from surplus ingredients sourced from FoodCloud. Eco cups will replace disposable cups and bins to separate waste will be provided on site.
Sunday 6th, 4.30pm, The Hangar Cinema, Headfort House
Tickets can be purchased online. However, tickets will still be available at the box office in Headfort House. Please note the closest ATM to Headfort House is in Kells Town (approx. 2kms) & there are no card facilities at the box office.