"I saw you speak at York U in toronto! you are an
inspiration!" Amanda - York University Toronto,
"Hi Keith! It was an honor to meet you
tonight! Thank you for your very inspiring talk and all of the work you
have done to help people and animals over the years!
" Lesley Parker-Rollins - UMBC in Catonsville,
"I also wanted to say once again thank you for coming to Virginia
Tech. The students that made it to your talk absolutely enjoyed it and
we met up last week to discuss starting a FNB at VT!! We are meeting
again tonight and I will let you know how things go.
" April Stapp - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,
"Keith, People can't stop talking about your presentation
here at ASU!" Melissa - Appalachian State University
"thank you Keith for what you do
" With Rebellious Joy - Birgitta Jonsdottir, Poetician & a member of the
Icelandic Parliament for the Pirate Party, Chairperson of the
International Modern Media Institution (IMMI)
Food Not Bombs, more than a meal, we are a
movement with a message. A presentation sure to insire your community to
take acton and change lives.
Food Not Bombs volunteers have been smashing hunger and squashing
tofu in protest to the exploitation of capitalism for over three
decades. During Keith's tofu spread demonstration he will talk about the
principles, history and Food Not Bombs participation in the global
transformation away from corporate domination. Hunger and poverty are
intentional features of capitalism and will increase as corporate power
increases. Over 25,000 people die every day because of hunger often as
tons of food pass them on the way to better prices.
Oxfam and the UN are reporting that hunger will be on the increase this
year leading to civil unrest and violent police repression. The
capitalist food system is not only causing millions of animals to suffer
but is directly responsible for an increase in food insecurity, disease
and the climate crisis. Keith's presentation will inspire you to
participate in the transition to a future free from violence and
exploitation. You can make a difference by bring the Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty tour to you community. Please contact us at
details on how you can bring Keith to your community.
Food Not Bombs is responding to the economic, ecological and
political crisis by recovering, preparing and sharing vegan meals and
groceries with the hungry in nearly 1,000 communities. Food Not Bombs
also provides meals at protests and provides literature at their regular
meals. Many have expressed that the presentation was an inspiration
saying that they were moved to participate in efforts like Food Not
Bombs, Food Not Lawns, Homes Not Jails, and other exciting projects.
Sponsoring student groups also report an increase in participation by
those attending the presentation.
Call 1-800-884-1136 today and schedule a 45 minute cooking demonstration
and presentation about the history, principles of Food Not Bombs plus
the showing of the 15 minute video about Food Not
Bombs in Africa. Keith will also have copies of his book HUNGRY FOR PEACE available
at each presentation. You can also review the TOFU SPREAD RECIPE
featured during the cooking demonstration here.
Keith McHenry gardening in the sunset at
the Free Skool in Taos, New Mexico.
solar bread at the Free Skool
HOW CAN YOU BRING THE TOUR TO YOUR CAMPUS?
Talk to the leaders of your school's student groups and ask them to
consider bringing Keith to your campus. They can request a speakers fee
from the student senate. You can speak to student leaders of groups
working for human and animal rights, the environment like the
Progressive Student Alliance, Amnesty International, The National
Lawyers Guild, Campus Progress, Student PIRG, SDS, vegan and vegetarian
associations, campus groups working to end hunger and poverty. These
student groups can secure a venue on campus, ask that the event be
announced through out the college and request funding for an honorarium which will be donated to Food
Not Bombs. We are happy to help you navigate the student government
system at your school. Call us today at 575-770-3377.
We will email you a sample black
and white flyer that you can add the date, time and location of the
presentation. We will also email you a sample full color flyer, public
service announcement for your campus radio station and news paper. We
will also provide you with the forms you will need to request the
honorarium and a check list to help you
and your friends organize the presentation. The sponsoring student
groups will also email the school's speakers contract for us to sign.
We can make it easy to attract a big audience and encourage your
classmates and community members to join you in organizing for a better
"I saw you speak at York U in toronto! you are an
Amanda Gabrielle - York
University Toronto, Canada
"You're awesome Keith, keep the fight up!"
Justin Dea - Ottawa, Canada
"Hi Keith, I was lucky enough to get to hear you speak at
Brandeis tonight. I had to leave before the end so I wasn't able to
thank you in person, but I just wanted to say that your story (and the
Food Not Bombs story) was incredibly touching and inspiring. I am one of
many extremely jaded American college students, but it gives me hope
that there are people like you in the world, trying to fix the broken,
Sarah Bradley - Brandeis
"I heard you speak in Seattle, and yeah my life is
Jeremy Sullivan - Saint Petersburg
"Keith McHenry is a lively speaker who can cook a large meal
while talking and share it afterwards. I recommend seeing him if
he's coming near your town. "
Red- University of Virginia
"I just wanted to thank you again for all the help in getting the
Beverly FNB started up and inspiring people to get involved. Your a true
inspiration to me and everyone you met here. Your stories and ideas have
truely turned my life around in a way you'll never know
Erik Lomen - Montserrat College of Art
"Hi everyone, I'd like to create a
Food Not Bombs group in Lyon in September. I'm 19 years old, I'm
vegan, I met Keith McHenry in Dijon (France) in February, I can't
stop thinking about FNB."
Laurcne Martin -
Student participating in the presentation in Dijon, France
"Food Not Bombs changed my life!"
Yasmin - Former Student University of Florida in
"I am still in the afterglow of your
visit. I was just told by a girl that this event was the best event she
has seen hosted so far at goucher. thought i would let you know. happy
Anndal - Student from Goucher
College in Baltimore
"Keith, People can't stop talking about your
presentation here at ASU!"
Melissa - Student from
Appalachian State University
That McHenry guy sounds like such a sweet person. He was sooo
excited to be on your show and not embarrassed to express his happiness.
And all the stuff those people do.......man, takes guts and persistence.
"The Diggers' philosophy influenced the thinking of a
young man named Keith McHenry, who would go on to become one of the most
important figures in the freegan movement. McHenry, who is now 53, came
from a family with a prestigious pedigree; his ancestor, James McHenry,
was one of the signers of the Constitution.
more about the Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty tour and Keith
McHenry's 30 years of community organizing.
The presentation describes how the all volunteer global movement
Food Not Bombs was started by eight college age youth in 1980. Thirty
years later Food Not Bombs is responding to the global economic crisis
by sharing vegetarian meals in over 1,000 communities, planting Food Not
Lawns community gardens, housing the homeless in abandoned building with
Homes Not Jails, organizing Really Really Free Markets and taking
nonviolent direct action. The Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty tour
includes a presentation about the history, principles and the current
actions of Food Not Bombs taking place around the world as Keith
demonstrates the making of his tasty tofu spread recipe. Your
community will also learn why Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders and
is able to be so effective because of its decentralized autonomous
structure. The presentation also explores the principles of nonviolence,
how decisions are made by consensus, that why the meals are always
vegetarian and vegan and free to anyone who wants them without
restriction. The presentation ends with a 15 minute video about Food Not
Bombs in Africa. We also offer presentations on the roll of Amnesty
International, The National Lawyers Guild and many other groups that
have worked to defend Food Not Bombs, history and current actions to
defend the environment, work for peace and social justice, the
liberation of animals, workshops on nonviolence, a presentation about
domestic spying in the U.S., and our work to end hunger and poverty.
Your classmates and community members will be inspired to join your
student group after they attend this exciting presentation. Ask your
student senate to fund this valuable experience. Colleges have provided
Food Not Bombs with honorariums from $900 to several thousand
dollars. Keith donates the honorarium to Food Not Bombs and is very flexable with the price.
presentations are always free to Food Not Bombs groups. Talk with the
other student organizations on your campus and ask them to help host one
of these valuable presentations.
Please consider inviting Mr. McHenry to speak to your
community. Speaking fees are reasonable and donated to Food Not Bombs.
Your community will find Keith's message hopeful, motivating and
full of useful information sure to be an inspiration to everyone. If you
don't have a local Food Not Bombs group in your community you will
after Keith's presentation. If you want to increase the activities
of your local chapter the presentation is a great way to get more
Call Food Not Bombs at 575-770-3377. You can email Keith at
make arrangements. You can call also us toll free at 1-800-884-1136.
Keith is honored to give a free presentation for any Food Not Bombs