Cornucopia’s Take: Watch an award-winning film from the 2016 Real Food Films contest. Presently there are about 50 restaurants in the U.S. successfully operating with the “pay-as-you-can” model.


Everybody Eats
2016 Winner at Real Food Films
on Vimeo

2016 Real Food Films Winner: Best Lens on Hunger

Addressing hunger with dignity, pay-as-you-can cafes are popping up across the world. This film tells the story of one innovative, and delicious, alternative to conventional hunger relief efforts and reveals the resiliency and compassion of community at the same time.

Directed by: Justinian Dispenza
Edited by: Tanner Presswood
Featuring: Chris May, Renee Boughman, Marlo Cruz, Justin Baker, Lyn Harwell, Denise Cerreta, Frederick Miller, Bob Werth
Special Thanks to: John D. Liu, OWEE Board, Unity Tables, JBJ Soul Foundation, F.A.R.M. Cafe, The Harbor Dish, Susan Owen, Ari Pliskin

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