Sacramento is embracing its Farm to Fork Capitol designation by holding a Food Film Festival which starts Thursday. It also has a charitable component.
It will benefit the California Food Literacy Center. Founding Executive Director Amber Stott says many low income kids have never even seen vegetables like broccoli.
"We have a 40 percent obesity rate here in Sacramento, so we're trying to combat that by teaching kids to love their vegetables. We're teaching them cooking, nutrition and where their food comes from," Stott said.
The Festival kicks off Thurday at Ten 22 in Old Sac with appetizers, drinks, and more.
"We're showing the award-winning 'Spinning Plates,' which is the hot, sought after food film of the year," she said.
On Friday, March 28, families can enjoy a spaghetti dinner by Chef Randall Selland while watching "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" at McKinley Park's Clunie Center.