Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD
Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.

October 18, 2021

PFAS Diaries


Please register in advance for this Zoom screening at Log on at 6:45pm, the program starts at 7pm.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used at military installations throughout the country for decades as a constituent chemical for firefighting foam. This comes with dire consequences, as they leach into our soil and water and are released into the air through incineration. These series of documentary shorts detail the testimonials of people suffering the effects of PFAS contamination.

The discussion will be led by Pat Elder, an investigative journalist who has worked extensively on how PFAS has impacted the environment and wildlife in Prince George’s County. Pat and his work are also profiled in the film.

The vegan meal this month is Macro Vegetarian Samosa dumplings, chickpea masala, steamed cauliflower and rice. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301-474-0522 by 1:00pm on the day of the film for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered.