Imagine a world with no war or poverty. Where everyone has a place to live, food to eat, and medical care. That’s the world Food Not Bombs has envisioned since the 1980s.
Created in response to nuclear armament, Food Not Bombs “is based on the notion that if resources were not misallocated on weapons of war and on perpetuating the existing system of individual greed, there would be plenty to meet everyone’s basic needs.” Worldwide chapters collect discarded fresh food and feed people healthy vegan (or vegetarian, as the case may be) meals.
In New York City, the art and activism collective ABC No Rio provides vegan meals at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays in Tompkins Square Park (prep starts at 1 p.m.). Stop by to make a donation or to volunteer.
No matter where you are, check out the Food Not Bombs News site for recipes, information on new chapters, and tips on how to start your own.