Please help us support “Food Not Bombs”

July 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm 1 comment

Also! There is a Monday, August 24, 2009 meeting. Info: here.

Food share with Food Not Bombs

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

in Farmingville (Horseblock Rd. & the clock just west of Granny Rd.).

Their local web-site is here.

More information about the group and its mission is at the jump…

from their web-site…

What is Long Island Food Not Bombs?

The aim of Food Not Bombs is to fight the social, economic and environmental oppressions that are inflicted upon our community and our planet.

Mainly we provide groceries, fresh food and warm meals to low income communities. All the food we distribute is completely vegetarian and mostly organic. We also collect clothing, books, toiletries and toys for redistribution as well. We have numerous guerrilla gardening programs that range from blanketing neighborhoods with sunflowers to providing families with peach trees.

Our goal, which is admittedly lofty, is to root out the roots of oppression in our community. Some of these roots include racism, sexism, war, environmental destruction, poverty, corporate greed, and government oppression. While these evils undoubtedly affect our collective lives each day they are not something we are powerless to stop.

Food Not Bombs is one of the largest, fastest growing and effective food distribution programs in the world. Currently there are hundreds if not thousands of chapters around the world. To find more about the greater Food Not Bombs movement

Background, History of Long Island Food Not Bombs:

Long Island has had numerous Food Not Bombs chapters for nearly two decades. However by 2005 all active chapters had effectively ceased. It was also a weird period in which almost all forms of radical youth activism had stopped, or at least stopped in the public sphere.

In the Spring of 2006 a newly formed Long Island Food Not Bombs was created by Co-founders Alex Witcowski and JonSTeps. Together with nearly a half dozen awesome activists they started setting up tables of groceries for fellow community members in areas across Long Island. Now Long Island Food Not Bombs is made up of dozens of volunteers who are supported by a community of Thousands.

Since its creation Long Island Food Not Bombs has become one of the largest food distribution organizations on Long Island (we think we’re the 2nd largest, but that’s not so important). In 2008 we shared over 750,000 pounds of groceries and Thousands of pounds of hot vegan meals, clothing, books, toys, educational materials and other essentials. Needless to say in 2009 we wish to break this record, if not double or triple it. But we can only do so with your help.

Food Not Bombs is about community empowerment. We don’t give out donations, we share food. We share food because it’s not ours to give out. Food is a Right and not a Privilege so as an organization, one of our roles is to stand in solidarity with local communities on Long Island and help protect our collective right to healthy food…


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Kelli Garner  |  October 3, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Great site, how do I subscribe?

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