SOLE of Buffalo will screen the 2016 documentary, Final Straw: food/earth/happiness. Before the film, the directors, Patrick Lydon and Shuee Kang, will have a special message for SOLE’s supporters, so be certain to arrive early. After the screening there will be a deliciously diverse salad bar, predominately made up of fruits and vegetables and other foodstuffs as well as beverages produced here in Buffalo.
The fundraiser will be at Sewing Souls Studio (356 S. Elmwood) on Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are $25 through Brown Paper Tickets ($30 cash at the door) and all profits from the event will be used toward SOLE of Buffalo’s goal of opening the Dharma Kitchen and Prana Pantry Center, which will:
• operate an annual series of classes on cooking, baking, food preservation (canning and drying), gardening, seed saving;
• introduce nutrition, health, and wellness coursework;
• operate a pay-what-you-can restaurant, using regionally and in-house sourced foodstuffs;
• and operate a pantry and garden, offering regionally sourced and in-house grown foodstuffs from regional farms and food producers, the centers aquaponic ponds and hoop garden/grow towers.
There will be door prizes and a couple raffle baskets including tickets to a guided tour of Forest Lawn Cemetery. Additionally, The Veteran Tickets Foundation is providing two tickets to active military and their families.
SOLE of Buffalo is a nonprofit that focuses on the right to access seasonally, organically, locally, and ethically produced foodstuffs for all. If they aren’t currently teaching a class on something you want to learn about, they’ll help you get in touch with someone who can. If you need emergency food services, but have an allergy or sensitivity (gluten, egg, nut, etc.) or are an ethically motivated eater (vegan/vegetarian), they can help you find a way to fill your unique needs. More information about both the fundraiser and the organization can be found at soleofbuffalo.org.
FINAL STRAW: FOOD/EARTH/HAPPINESS
Sewing Souls Studio
356 S. Elmwood, Buffalo
Sunday, May 29 / 1-4pm
$25 Advance / $30 Cash at the Door