Nine arrested August
15, 1988 after requesting a permit.
Authorities have recently told volunteers to stop feeding
the hungry in Worcester, Sacramento, Olympia, Taos, Boulder, Raleigh,
Portland, Seattle, Saint Louis, Santa Monica, Birmingham, Los Angeles, and Chico.
FOOD IS A RIGHT NOT A PRIVILEGE
Sharing food with the hungry is an unregulated act of kindness.
all laws restricting compassion.
Lets SNAP to it!
National actions to protest cuts in Food Stamps and the criminalize the
sharing of food in public!
DECEMBER 20 - 22, 2013
Food Not Bombs groups and local faith based meals are being ordered to stop providing meals in public in cities all across the United States. It is clear they want to drive hunger out of sight to reduce the pressure to use our taxes for social support. At the same time there will be huge
cuts in SNAP or food stamps. Worried that the public will demaned the real national security of food, healthcare and housing military contractors have stepped up their
campaign to make deeper cuts in food stamps and other social services to increase thier profits.
Call for nationwide protest to block cuts, increase wages and end efforts to stop the sharing of meals in public.
Food Not Bombs groups are planning to provide free meals in protest to this crisis.
Please contact your local group to find out the details.
Thousands across area struggle with cuts in food stamps
House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps
Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(
BOMBS NOT FOOD
Red Alert: Aerospace Industry Counts Down to Cutbacks
Contractors Lobby For Alternatives To Military Cuts
NEWS DETAILING THE NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN TO DRIVE PUBLIC MEALS OUT OF SIGHT
HUNGER PAINS - There's plenty of food for Seattle's Hungry. But how is it distributed, where do you find it and who gets it?
Los Angeles considering proposal to ban feeding homeless people in public
As Homeless Line Up for Food, Los Angeles Weighs Restrictions
Please tell Birmingham City Council to reconsider the Ordinance to Restrict Public Feeding.
St. Louis Church Ordered To Stop Handing Out Hot Meals To The Homeless
NEW - Food Not Cops - A video about
Sacramento Food Not Bombs action on October 13, 2013 (please share)
THE WORLD SERIES OF HUNGER The nationwide campaign to hide hunger goes into extra innings.
October 24, 2013
Effort to hide the hungry continues across
the United States.
Sacramento threatens Food Not Bombs for feeding hungry in
Police dispute allegations they stopped efforts to feed needy October 12, 2013
Boulder City wants feeding homeless
out of sight
homeless in Olympia despite city's order to stop
Feeding the homeless in Raleigh barred by cops until
Mayor and Council intervene.
Citation issued to Food Not Bombs in
Taos, New Mexico on October 5, 2013
YOU DON'T NEED
PERMISSION TO END HUNGER
Worcester Food Not Bombs was thrown out of the 'hub' for sharing food on
the afternoon of October 12th. They have shared at the transportation
center and had never had any trouble with the authorities. MSNBC reported on November 27, 2013 that "
Los Angeles City Council members Tom LaBonge and Mitch O'Farrell, both Democrats, introduced the resolution
after complaints from Los Angeles residents. Arguing that meal lines should be moved indoors, the legislators
said the proposal would benefit both the homeless and residential neighborhoods."
Please contact Tom LaBonge and
Mitch O'Farrell and ask them to end their backing of this resolution.
On Sunday, October 6th Sacramento Food Not Bombs was kicked out
of the Cesar Chavez Park by the Sacramento police. Volunteers were
greeted by about 15 officers when they arrived at the park when they
normally do in time to start sharing the meal they created by 1:30 pm.
They were told that our stuff would be confiscated and we would get a
summons due to an ordinance that has yet to even be passed that would
prevent any group from handing out free hot meal in the park. Volunteers organize a rally in support of the right to share food in public. Police came and filmed the event but did not stop the volunteers.
Advocates for the poor were told to stop sharing meals with
the hungry in Sacramento and Santa Monica, California, Taos, New Mexico,
and Olympia, Washington. Groups were confronted and threatened with
arrest in Boulder, Colorado; Raleigh, North Carolina, Portland, Oregon,
Seattle, Washington and other cities across the United States this
summer. In all over 50 cities in the United States have passed laws
banning or limiting the sharing of meals with the hungry in the past two
years with enforcement on the increase this fall. Our food is vegan,
organic and no one has ever reported being made ill eating with Food Not
Bombs. The goal of giving the public the impression we are required to
get a permit is to justify forcing us to stop. We have no paid staff,
our food is a gift and unregulated by the authorities. Like all acts of
compassion no permission from the government is necessary.
before the government shut down the U.S. Congress approved a three-year
nutrition bill (H.R. 3102), with a partisan 217-210 vote, that aims to
cut about $40 billion over 10 years for the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) and provide various reforms to the program.
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said the bill
includes "reasonable changes" to address the "growing and growing and
growing" amount of SNAP recipients. "There are still jobs available in
America," Sessions said."They may not be ones you want to stay in your
whole life." Democratic congress people said that 4 million low-income
people, including 170,000 veterans would be cut from the food stamp
program because of the vote.
The government shut down will stop
payments to over 9 million low-income women and children who qualify for
the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and
Children also known as WIC. Feeding hungry children is not considered
essential yet 350,000 furloughed civilian employees of the Pentagon will
return to work on Monday.
MORE ON THE RIGHT TO SHARE FOOD IN PUBLIC.
First email from
Sacramento Food Not Bombs about shut down at at Cesar Chavez Park
(October 6, 2013)
facebook post from Worcester Food Not Bombs about shut down at the hub
(October 12, 2013)
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