Maine Farmland Trust and Unity Barnraisers will present a free screening of the new film “Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste” Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 69 School St. The 6 p.m. film and discussion will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. potluck; those who are able are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. DUE TO STORM, POSTPONED TO MONDAY, FEB. 12.

Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away. “Wasted!” (2017, USA) explores the reasons for this waste and ways to fix the problem. “Wasted!” aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes including Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food — transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

“Wasted! exposes the ways that food waste is contributing to climate change and demonstrates how each of us can make small changes, all of them delicious, to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st century.

The event is free and open to all. Donations will be accepted to support the work being done by Unity Barnraisers and MFT’s Veggies For All project, including a recently launched gleaning project that harvest unused produce from local farms for local food pantries.

Snow date is Thursday, Feb. 8. For more information, email programs@unitybarnraisers.org or call 948-9005.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.