| BOSTON CELEBRATES 3 DECADES OF COOKING FOR PEACE |
Seven anti-nuclear activists started a
collective that came to be known as Food Not Bombs in Cambridge,
Massachusetts after the May 24, 1980 Seabrook Occupation Attempt. They
recovered surplus food that couldn't be sold from grocery stores,
bakers and food manufacturers. This food was distributed to housing
projects, daycare centers and battered women's shelters. They also
prepared vegetarian meals and shared it along with their literature at
protests. After nearly 30 years, this small experiment grew into a
worldwide movement with over 1,000 autonomous chapters taking action on
every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. The founding chapter of Food Not Bombs is organizing a
celebration to mark the first 30 years of Food Not Bombs on May 23, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Soupstock 2010 - 30th
anniversary festival May 23rd from 12:00 noon to 5:00PM on the Boston Commons.
Free and everyone is welcome. Free food for all.
Hello Fellow Food Not Bombers!
The Boston chapter of Food Not Bombs
wanted to let everyone know that we're planning a 30th anniversary
festival for next year, May 23rd, on the Boston Common. The first Food
Not Bombs started in 1980 in Cambridge, MA. Currently, the Boston group
serves at the Boston Common near Park Street station.
festival is going to be a very large task. We want to raise awareness
and get as many people as possible to come. It would be great to have
people from FNB all over the United States helping with this
Some ideas we had for the festival include:
Acoustic and Electric
- Speakers talking about food security and
- Performance: brass bands, puppetry, theater,
- Farms: CSA farm share presentations, animals grazing on
the common, workshops,
- Tabling: FNBs from other places, collectives,
infoshops, other organizations
Please let us know if any of
you are interested in being involved with organizing, have knowledge
about festivals, or just would like to attend. We'd love to have you on
Kassie Food Not Bombs Boston