In 2015, a friend invited us to a monthly meetup called Food Desert Solutions. At this meeting were people from different backgrounds, organizations, and walks of life coming together to discuss solutions to food insecurity in Dallas. We didn’t realize how dire the situation was only a few miles from where we live and work. Learning about the issue literally had us asking ourselves…WTF?! That’s when we decided to tell the story and start making this film. We couldn’t believe we didn’t know about this before and couldn’t allow others in our community to remain ignorant to this solvable issue. We started researching, meeting more people, and shooting the stories.
We are telling this story not only to raise awareness, but to also create action. Our goal is to work with leaders in food desert communities to tell the story authentically and make the biggest impact possible.
This project doesn’t just focus on the problem. It’s a raw look at many solutions from many organizations and people. We hope it motivates and connects people to action and serves as a blueprint to other food deserts in the US and beyond.
We are in the final stages of aligning with a local 501c3 for funding. In the meantime, if you would like to contribute to the production click here: