These are the basic things that we need to do to protect everyone while providing healthy meals, at this point in the crisis. This information could change at any time. Please check for updates.
Wash your Hands for at least twenty seconds.
All people preparing or serving food must wear face masks.
Hair should be pulled back and covered.
Provide a way for everyone who comes to eat to wash their hands.
Consider inviting Public Health Nurses to a meal. Ask them to bring PPE goggles or face masks, paper gowns and N95 masks. If they are not able to provide these, buy them for all of your volunteers. Ask your Public Health Officials to bring flyers that we can share, that describe the symptoms of COVID-19 and where people can get treatment. Consider buying a laser thermometer to take the temperature of each person attending your meal If the guest wishes, and if they meet the criteria of showing an increase in temperature, suggest they take one of our masks and seek medical help. Your group may wish to ask your local health officials to show your volunteers how to take off the paper gowns and other equipment.
Step by step images for putting on and removing PPE
From our first meal since the COVID- 19 emergency began, our volunteers have been using masks and gloves as well as making sure people stand a safe distance from each other.
More ways to avoid transmitting COVID 19 at any of your meals:
Plan to have your prep area designed in such a way as to have each person at least 6 feet from one another. Give an orientation to all your volunteers before starting to cook.
When serving, the person serving holds the guest's plate the whole time, and walks down the line of pots of food asking what our guest would like to eat. The server spoons the guest’s preferences onto their plate, handing the plate to the guest ONLY at the very end. Once the guest receives the plate, we NEVER take it back. For second servings, we must use a clean plate so we never take the chance of contaminating the food. One person is stationed at the tea and water jugs and hands each person the drink they ask for. We provide a foot pumped hand washing station.
When handing out clothing we have the person who brought the clothing hand items to each person, so people are not touching anything except what they are going to keep. You can also ask that people you are feeding to sit in small groups 6 feet apart from each other and have your volunteers deliver the meals to them.
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FOOD NOT BOMBS SOUPSTOCK 2020 GLOBAL FESTIVAL
Celebrating 40 years of sharing vegan meals
and working for social justice
Sunday, May 24, 2020
OUR 40 YEAR HISTORY The all volunteer Food Not Bombs movement shares food in nearly 1,000 communities in at least 65 countries. Food Not Bombs was formed by eight young anti-nuclear activist at the May 24, 1980, Occupation Attempt of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station. Food Not Bombs is dedicated sharing vegan food and does not serve meat or other animal products as a way to avoid complicity with the exploitation of the workers and the cruel and violent conditions of the animal agriculture industry and to reduce our impact on the climate crisis.
Food Not Bombs has provided food and material relief to the survivors of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco and Northridge Earthquake in San Fernando Valley, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy as well as Typhoon Yolanda, the Christmas Tsunami, the 2019 floods in Thaton, Myanmar and many other disasters during its 40-year history.
The volunteers of Food Not Bombs have been recognized as Prisoners of Conscience by Amnesty International, who called for their unconditional release if arrested for sharing food with the hungry.
Food Not Bombs fed thousands of activists at Reagan Ranch in Boston, the June 12, 1982 March for Nuclear Disarmament in New York City, The Nevada Desert Experience at the Nevada Nuclear Weapons Test Site, the 27-day Tent City protest in San Francisco in 1989, Redwood Summer in Northern California, The West Bank Peace Camp at Mas'ha Palestine, Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas, Occupy Wall Street, protests against Exercise Talisman Saber in Australia, a 600-day farmer's occupation in Bosnia and Herzegovina Square in Sarajevo, World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle, Genoa, and Cancun, the 100-day Orange Revolution occupation in Kiev, Ukraine, the 2001 Meeting of the European Council in Gothenburg, Sweden and hundreds of other protests.
Food Not Bombs activist initiated Bikes Not Bombs, Food Not Lawns, Homes Not Jails, Indymedia, Really Really Free Markets, October 22nd No Police Brutality Day, the Free Radio movement and many other DIY initiatives. The 40th anniversary celebration intends to inspire the public to join us in our work to end hate, war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.
Food Not Bombs PO Box 422 Santa Cruz, CA 95061 USA 1-800-884-1136 email@example.com