You can help Food Not Bombs feed the survivors of Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

Updated September 17, 2018



Please volunteer to provide food and logistical support to the survivors of Florence.

Our groups in the Philippines are also preparing to support the survivors of Super Typhoon Mangkhut. (please return to get more details.)

We need volunteers, food, water, protective gear; which includes tyvek suits, respirators, goggles, rubber boots and gloves, propane, propane stoves and cooking equipment.

The most important thing is to contact us so we can direct you to where we need the most help. You can also help Food Not Bombs support the Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut survivors by making a donation.

Food Not Bombs groups all across the southern United States are also feeding families displaced by Florence. Help us get food and supplies past FEMA. We need clothes, cooking equipment, food, cooks and money to provide for thousands of hungry homeless people. We have no overhead, rent or salaries so every donation goes directly to helping people. Many affected by Florence are familiar with Food Not Bombs because we have been sharing free food in communities through the area for many years. Because we are independent we can take food and supplies to areas where no other agency can reach.

This disaster may last another year or more so we may need to keep setting up Food Not Bombs field kitchens throughout the region. Food Not Bombs is encouraging the refugees to participate in cooking, serving and collecting the food. Their participation may be one of the most therapeutic things we can provide. Tens of thousands of survivors may be kicked out of thier motel rooms after the media storm passes. We believe that many of these people will be living outside homeless. Even if you can't go to the disaster area we need lots of help in your community. The number of people we need to feed is growing all across America as people leave Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama looking for work and housing. We are trying to share food every day in your community. Please call to see how you can help in your area.

Many survivors of past disaster are now considered regular members of America's homeless population. In 1989, Food Not Bombs fed the people made homeless by the earthquake and after a few weeks the working class victims were forgotten and faced the same problems as those who were homeless before the earthquake. The same was true after Katrina, Sandy and other disasters. Because this could be such a long crisis it may be better for us to teach people how to organize their own local Food Not Bombs group so they can provide long-term support.

There are some things you can do that can help us respond effectively to this disaster.

  1. Organize a meeting this week - calling, emailing and posting flyers about the need for people to help and the day, time and location of the meeting.

  2. At the meeting organize groups to call for food donations, another group to call for propane stoves, tanks of gas, tables and cooking equipment. Ask another group to get more volunteers.

  3. Choose a time date and location of where your vehicles will gather to take the trip to the disaster area.

  4. Collect 25 and 50 pound bags of rice, beans, 25 and 50-pound bags of rice, beans, black-eyed peas, lentils and any other large amounts of dry goods, pasta or non perishable food. We can also use propane stoves, kitchen equipment, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and other personal items.

  5. Stay in touch by emailing or calling 1-800-884-1136.

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