CORVALLIS, Ore. - A series of feature and documentary films related to food -- with a special focus on food, health and the sustainability of food systems -- will be screened at Oregon State University Nov. 23 through June 3 to benefit the OSU Emergency Food Pantry.

All films are free (except the Dec. 12 screening of "Ingredients") and open to the public, with donations accepted. Suggested donations include nonperishable food items, personal hygiene items and money.

The OSU Food Group, in partnership with Ten Rivers Food Web, operates the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. The pantry is open to the public, but because of its campus location, targets an under-represented group in the emergency food system: low-income university students. The pantry offers dry, fresh, refrigerated, frozen and boxed/canned items. Rather than simply giving out boxes, the OSU Emergency Food Pantry allows clients to select their own food.

The Food Film Series 2009/10 is sponsored by the OSU Food Group, Horning Endowment in the Humanities, Corvallis Environmental Center, and Ten Rivers Food Web. "Ingredients" is additionally co-sponsored by Slow Food Corvallis and That's My Farmer.

All films screen at 7 p.m., except "Ingredients," which shows at 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23: "Ratatouille" (2007), OSU Memorial Union Ballroom 

Saturday, Dec. 12: "Ingredients" (2009), Peavy Hall room 130, 2 p.m., $10; proceeds benefit Ten Rivers Food Web.

Tuesday, Jan. 19: "We Feed the World" (2005). Memorial Union room 208

Wednesday, Jan. 27: "Food, Inc." (2008), Memorial Union Ballroom

Monday, Feb. 12: "Eat, Drink, Man Woman" (1994), Memorial Union room 213

Saturday, Feb. 27: "Super Size Me" (2004), Memorial Union Journey Room (Joyce Powell Leadership Center)

Thursday, March 11: "Food Matters" (2008), Memorial Union Journey Room

Wednesday, April 14: "Sustainable Table" (2006), Memorial Union Journey Room

Tuesday, May 25: "The Future of Food" (2004), Memorial Union Journey Room

Thursday, June 3: "Big Night" (1996), Memorial Union Journey Room

For more information, call 541-737-3473 or e-mail

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Sarah Cunningham, 541-737-3473