The Sun Theatre in partnership with Foodbank Victoria presents our very own ‘Cans Film Festival’ July 13 – 18 2021.
The Sun Theatre will screen fun, food films for food lovers of all ages. Proceeds of the festival will be donated to Foodbank Victoria and guests and the wider community will also be encouraged to donate a ‘can’ during the festival.
“Through these lockdowns, many of us spent lots of time in the kitchen focusing on food – but one in five Australians have experienced food insecurity at some point in the last 12 months. The Cans Film Festival is a great opportunity for us to put a spotlight on this burgeoning crisis.” said Foodbank Victoria CEO Dave McNamara.
“The reality is demand for food relief continues to rise, our charity partners tell us its increased by 47% since the pandemic started. Nearly a third of the people they are seeing have never had to ask for help before. We hope to raise plenty of food, funds and awareness through the Cans Film Festival and we’re rapt to have the support of the Sun Theatre and local community.”
Michael Smith, owner of the Sun Theatre, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing film, food and funds to our community in partnership with such an amazing organisation with amazing people working hard to help Australians in vulnerable situations.”
Foodbank Victoria distributes the equivalent of around 1.2 million meals a month from its Yarraville headquarters, supporting more than 530 charity partners across Victoria. They are also the largest provider of School Breakfast Clubs anywhere in Australia, providing a healthy start to the days for kids who would normally go without food in over 1,000 schools across Victoria in partnership with the State Government.
All theatre-goers are encouraged to bring cans of food to donate to Foodbank Victoria. The general public can also drop off cans and make monetary donations via the Foodbank website.