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Holiday Happy Hour, Food Drive and Film Screenings

  • Trophy on Maywood 656 Maywood Avenue Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)

Help spreading holiday cheer by helping us collect canned food in support of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle! The Holiday Happy Hour will also include a special viewing of selected short-films by Vittles Films that explores how the food we seek and the way we eat it informs our identity, culture and community and examines the contemporary social issues in the South and beyond.

Suggested canned donations include: canned fruits / veggies / beans; whole grains (oatmeal, cereal, granola); canned salmon, tuna, chicken, nuts and seeds. 

Films showcased include: 
1. Grace's One and Only Casseroni In the summer of 1964, Frank Groce got a new stepmother. A white woman from Kentucky, Grace made a special spinach casserole so Frank could be tough like Popeye in case classmates picked on him for having an interracial family. That same summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Fifty years later, Frank is putting his life back together. He recreates Grace’s recipe and reflects on the experience. Viewable here:

2. Cook School: will these 18 men be able to pull off a fine-dining experience for 60 volunteers behind the gates of Orange Correctional Center? Graduates of “Cook School,” the only program out of 12 saved by the N.C. Department of Corrections, earn community college credits and employable skills — if they can stand the heat and deliver. Viewable here:

Earlier Event: December 11
Metalsmith's Group
Later Event: December 26
Abstract + Contemporary Crit Group