Keith McHenry was the first volunteer arrested for sharing free food on August 15, 1988.
Eight more volunteers were arrested that same day for sharing lunch at the Haight and Stanyan near the entrance to
Golden Gate Park. The San Francisco Police made nearly 1,000 arrests of people volunteering to share vegan meals with
Food Not Bombs from 1988 to 1997. Police said the volunteers were making a political statement and that they claimed was not allowed.
The August 16, 1988 UPI report
Keith's resume, art and designs