Cooking demonstration, presentation and video with Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry

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Food Not Bombs volunteers have been smashing hunger and squashing tofu in protest to corporate domination for over three decades. Keith will talk about the principles, history and Food Not Bombs participation in the global transformation away from corporate exploitation. Keith's presentation will inspire your classmates to participate in the transition to a future free from violence and exploitation. You can make a difference by bring the Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty tour to you community.

Call 575-770-3377 or email us today to schedule at presentation -

"I saw you speak at York U in toronto! you are an inspiration!"

Amanda - York University Toronto, Canada

"Hi Keith! It was an honor to meet you tonight! Thank you for your very inspiring talk and all of the work you have done to help people and animals over the years! "
Lesley Parker-Rollins - UMBC in Catonsville, MD

"I also wanted to say once again thank you for coming to Virginia Tech. The students that made it to your talk absolutely enjoyed it and we met up last week to discuss starting a FNB at VT!! We are meeting again tonight and I will let you know how things go. "
April Stapp - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

"Keith, People can't stop talking about your presentation here at ASU!"
Melissa - Appalachian State University

"thank you Keith for what you do "
With Rebellious Joy - Birgitta Jonsdottir, Poetician & a member of the Icelandic Parliament for the Pirate Party, Chairperson of the International Modern Media Institution (IMMI)

Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry keeps positive attitude
Food Not Bombs founder lives his philosophy (Orlando Sentinel - June 9, 2011)
Cooking demonstration and presentation in Burnsville, North Carolina (October 15, 2013)
Occupy The Media October 2013 interview with Keith McHenry
Food Not Bombs cofounder Keith McHenry on July 2012 Veganpalooza
Taking Direct Action To Make Dr. King's Dream A Reality ( August 28th, 2013 )
Food Not Bombs founder Keith McHenry on The Santa Fe Radio Cafe (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)
The Brandeis Hoot - McHeny describes Food Not Bombs' growth, organization's history helping those in need
Radio Pauls Radio Rants - January 7, 2013

Food Not Bombs, more than a meal, we are a movement with a message. A presentation sure to insire your community to take acton and change lives. Learn more here.

Please call 1-800-884-1136 today and schedule a 45 minute cooking demonstration and presentation about the history, principles of Food Not Bombs plus the showing of the 15 minute video about Food Not Bombs in Africa. Keith will also have copies of his book HUNGRY FOR PEACE available at each presentation.

You can also review the TOFU SPREAD RECIPE featured during the cooking demonstration here.

Keith McHenry gardening in the sunset at the Free Skool in Taos, New Mexico.

Making solar bread at the Free Skool


Talk to the leaders of your school's student groups and ask them to consider bringing Keith to your campus. They can request a speakers fee from the student senate. You can speak to student leaders of groups working for human and animal rights, the environment like the Progressive Student Alliance, Amnesty International, The National Lawyers Guild, Campus Progress, Student PIRG, SDS, vegan and vegetarian associations, campus groups working to end hunger and poverty. These student groups can secure a venue on campus, ask that the event be announced through out the college and request funding for an honorarium which will be donated to Food Not Bombs. We are happy to help you navigate the student government system at your school. Call us today at 575-770-3377.

We will email you a sample black and white flyer that you can add the date, time and location of the presentation. We will also email you a sample full color flyer, public service announcement for your campus radio station and news paper. We will also provide you with the forms you will need to request the honorarium and a check list to help you and your friends organize the presentation. The sponsoring student groups will also email the school's speakers contract for us to sign. We can make it easy to attract a big audience and encourage your classmates and community members to join you in organizing for a better future.


Keith speaks about the cyber protesters Anonymous and their call to end the arrests in Orlando
Food Not Bombs cofounder Keith McHenry talks about why they will not let authorities interfere with distribution of food in Florida
DEMOCRACY NOW! on the arrests of Keith McHenry and other volunteers in Orlando Florida
Keith McHenry - Animal Rights Conference 2009 in Los Angeles
With rice, beans and optimism, group plans to feed thousands of RNC protesters August 21, 2012
See the February 27, 2009 presentation at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois
Keith McHenry interview at the literature table at the DNC in Denver
Food Not Bombs with co-founder Keith McHenry to be interviewed by Monica Brinkman on Blogtalk Radio September 8, 2011
Remembering the Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima Japan by Keith McHenry (


"I saw you speak at York U in toronto! you are an inspiration!"

Amanda Gabrielle - York University Toronto, Canada

"You're awesome Keith, keep the fight up!"

Justin Dea - Ottawa, Canada

"Hi Keith, I was lucky enough to get to hear you speak at Brandeis tonight. I had to leave before the end so I wasn't able to thank you in person, but I just wanted to say that your story (and the Food Not Bombs story) was incredibly touching and inspiring. I am one of many extremely jaded American college students, but it gives me hope that there are people like you in the world, trying to fix the broken, diseased system."

Sarah Bradley - Brandeis University Massachusetts

"I heard you speak in Seattle, and yeah my life is changed!"

Jeremy Sullivan - Saint Petersburg Florida

"Keith McHenry is a lively speaker who can cook a large meal while talking and share it afterwards. I recommend seeing him if he's coming near your town. "

Chris Red- University of Virginia

"I just wanted to thank you again for all the help in getting the Beverly FNB started up and inspiring people to get involved. Your a true inspiration to me and everyone you met here. Your stories and ideas have truely turned my life around in a way you'll never know man!"

Erik Lomen - Montserrat College of Art

"Hi everyone, I'd like to create a Food Not Bombs group in Lyon in September. I'm 19 years old, I'm vegan, I met Keith McHenry in Dijon (France) in February, I can't stop thinking about FNB."

Laurcne Martin - Student participating in the presentation in Dijon, France

"Food Not Bombs changed my life!"

Yasmin - Former Student University of Florida in Tampa

"I am still in the afterglow of your visit. I was just told by a girl that this event was the best event she has seen hosted so far at goucher. thought i would let you know. happy thanksgiving."

Anndal - Student from Goucher College in Baltimore

"Keith, People can't stop talking about your presentation here at ASU!"

Melissa - Student from Appalachian State University

That McHenry guy sounds like such a sweet person. He was sooo excited to be on your show and not embarrassed to express his happiness. And all the stuff those people, takes guts and persistence.

Radio Listener-The Meria Heller Show

"The Diggers' philosophy influenced the thinking of a young man named Keith McHenry, who would go on to become one of the most important figures in the freegan movement. McHenry, who is now 53, came from a family with a prestigious pedigree; his ancestor, James McHenry, was one of the signers of the Constitution.

JAKE HALPERN-New York Times Magazine - June 6, 2010

Food Not Bombs cofounder Keith McHenry talks about why they will not let authorities interfere with distribution of food in Florida

DEMOCRACY NOW! on the arrests of Keith McHenry and other volunteers in Orlando Florida

Learn more about the Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty tour and Keith McHenry's 30 years of community organizing.

The Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty tour includes a presentation about the history, principles and the current actions of Food Not Bombs. The presentation describes how the all volunteer global movement Food Not Bombs was started by eight college age youth in 1980. Thirty years later Food Not Bombs is responding to the global economic crisis by sharing vegan meals in over 1,000 communities, planting Food Not Lawns community gardens, housing the homeless in abandoned building with Homes Not Jails, organizing Really Really Free Markets and taking nonviolent direct action. Your community will also learn why Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders and is able to be so effective because of its decentralized autonomous structure. The presentation also explores the principles of nonviolence, how decisions are made by consensus, that why the meals are always vegetarian and vegan and free to anyone who wants them without restriction. The presentation ends with a 15 minute video about Food Not Bombs in Africa. We also offer presentations on the roll of Amnesty International, The National Lawyers Guild and many other groups that have worked to defend Food Not Bombs, history and current actions to defend the environment, work for peace and social justice, the liberation of animals, workshops on nonviolence, a presentation about domestic spying in the U.S., and our work to end hunger and poverty. Your classmates and community members will be inspired to join your student group after they attend this exciting presentation. Ask your student senate to fund this valuable experience. Colleges have provided Food Not Bombs with honorariums from $900 to several thousand dollars. Keith donates the honorarium to Food Not Bombs and is very flexable with the price. The presentations are always free to Food Not Bombs groups. Talk with the other student organizations on your campus and ask them to help host one of these valuable presentations.

Please consider inviting Mr. McHenry to speak to your community. Speaking fees are reasonable and donated to Food Not Bombs. Your community will find Keith's message hopeful, motivating and full of useful information sure to be an inspiration to everyone. If you don't have a local Food Not Bombs group in your community you will after Keith's presentation. If you want to increase the activities of your local chapter the presentation is a great way to get more volunteers.

Call Food Not Bombs at 575-770-3377. You can email Keith at to make arrangements. You can call also us toll free at 1-800-884-1136. Keith is honored to give a free presentation for any Food Not Bombs group.

Keith 's blog

Keith 's personal website

Attention all students - PLEASE READ - HOW YOU CAN BOOK THE PRESENTATION AT YOUR SCHOOL It will help you organize the presentation with ease.


"it will be a great day when our schools get the money they need & the air force
has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber."

Keith speaks in Bratsalava, Slovakia.

The Food Not Lawns Garden in Taos, New Mexico.

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