Special Events


Join Alameda Backyard Growers and the Alameda Free Library for a free screening of the Award Winning Documentary, The Starfish Throwers’.

When:  Sunday, April 2nd at 1:30 PM

Where: Community Meeting Room at the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street.

We will have light refreshments and information tables with food-oriented community organizations.

About The Starfish Throwers

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.

Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis.

This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions.

You can watch a trailer of the documentary here.