What is this website all about?

The Food Not Bombs Global Coordination Office

Working into the evening.

Our office in Taos, New Mexico

The global coordination office of Food Not Bombs helps people start local chapters or connect with their local group. We also provide logistical, legal and political support to Food Not Bombs groups and we help promote and organize tours, gatherings and global days of action. Our volunteers also organize the SMASHING HUNGER SQUASHING POVERTY Tour and provide books, flyers, buttons, stickers, t-shirts, books and other materials.

The website www.foodnotbombs.net was started in San Francisco in 1995 at the Food Not Bombs International Gathering, as a way for people to find information about the movement. Because of the informal, all volunteer manner in which Food Not Bombs is organized, we learned that people were often frustrated trying to find, or start, a local chapter. This website is designed to help the community connect with the global Food Not Bombs movement. We are a small, all-volunteer collective that is dedicated to helping people start and maintain local Food Not Bombs groups. Our goal is to encourage people to join us in taking direct action for peace and social justice. We welcome links and text by all Food Not Bombs groups. We also provide a way for groups and individuals to get Food Not Bombs resources such as handbooks, badges, stickers,literature and other materials. The newest book is HUNGRY FOR PEACE - How you can help end poverty and war with Food Not Bombs

This project has been supporting the occupations helping local kitchens with logistical and material support. They posted a website about the materials needed to feed an occupations, have been talking with cooks about logistics and even went to several occupations to help set up the kitchens. The office raised funds to buy bulk rice, beans, oats and other supplies that they delivered to Wall Street and other occupations. They also donated their pots and other equipment to Occupy DC and organized the cooks and other tasks.

We also support prisoners and their families, responding to letters from prisoners and encourage the creation of Food Not Bombs behind bars. We post details about tours, gatherings and other actions organized by Food Not Bombs chapters.

The collective also helps organize the Food Not Bombs Free Skool in Taos, New Mexico in the United States of America. Food Not Bombs volunteers are invited to apply for two or four weeks of workshops to help them develope and improve their organizing skills. The Food Not Bombs Free Skool is held every summer and includes four fundamental workshops in The Consensus Process, Food Not Lawns Gardening, Basic Food Not Bombs, and the Fundamentals of Nonviolent Direct Action. Volunteers also offer workshops in puppet making and production, creative writing, bee keeping, natural construction, herbal healing, weaving, yoga and many other wonderful skills.

The collective also plans to produce an electronic Menu. Every Food Not Bombs group can send in fliers, magazine articles, court documents, police reports, music covers and any other things you think other Food Not Bombs volunteers might be interested in seeing. Local groups can print a copy for their group and show it to everyone.

This site is no more or less official than any other Food Not Bombs website. This website has been made very low tech so that people in areas with bad telephone connections and people who must pay by the minute will be able to get to each page quickly.

Food Not Bombs is made up of hundreds of autonomous groups and has no headquarters or leadership. The members of this collective are not the leaders of the Food Not Bombs movement. Co-founder Keith McHenry volunteers with this collective but is in no way to be considered the leader of the collective or the Food Not Bombs movement. We hope this site will be useful. If you are not able to find what you are looking for, please let us know how we can be of help. Our collective is also happy to post any Food Not Bombs related images or text you wish to provide.

Advisory Board

Leslie Swanson - co-founder of Food Not Bombs
Bobby Castillo - Native American Activist
Alex S. Vitale - Associate Professor Department of Sociology Brooklyn College and former Food Not Bombs volunteer
Emmanuel Rodriguez - Food Not Bombs in Monterrey Mexico

The Food Not Bombs Global Coordination Office

Food Not Bombs
P.O. Box 424, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 USA
EIN 45-4549583

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