Volunteers at the Flame Tree Community Food Co-op and the Thirroul Community Garden will be busy chopping vegetables over the next few days as they prepare for their Soup & Film night this weekend.
On Sunday evening, people are invited to bring their own bowl, mug and spoon to tuck into a hearty serving of soup as they settle in to watch documentaries about sustainable eating and worker-owned businesses.
"We're trying to promote minimal wastage, so people bring their bowl and spoon. That's what the co-op is all about: providing organic, local produce, but at the same time trying to reduce waste by having everything bulk packaged," volunteer Lucy Farrier said.
"It's just a good way to gather the community together and show some interest in documentaries that are thought-provoking."
Two films will be shown over the three-hour event. Taste of Australia follows Ms Farrier and Matt Loft on a WWOOF - that's Willing Workers on Organic Farms - journey around the country. Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work shares stories of how workplaces in the US and Spain are changing after being handed over to workers to run.
Money raised from the event will go towards purchasing items for the garden and co-op, including orchard trees and a new point-of-sale system.
The event is on at Thirroul Community Centre on Sunday, August 3, from 5.30pm.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids, which includes the soup and films. An organic dessert from the co-op is an extra $5. No bookings are required.