||[Feb. 21st, 2005|11:04 pm]
Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer collection that strives to end hunger, support the humane treatment of animals and promote peace. The Ventura, California chapter will be serving food to the homeless weekly. The food served will primarily be vegetarian and sometimes vegan, depending on the donated food supplies. To be involved with Food Not Bombs you do not have to be either a vegetarian or vegan, everyone is welcome to help us feed the homeless.
Food Not Bombs has a universal website at www.FoodNotBombs.net; however, each Food Not Bombs chapter is autonomous and is not controlled by any governing body. Because we are independent, all decisions about what to serve, what to promote, and what to do are completely up to us.
We will be scheduling an introductory meeting in which everyone interested is invited to come and see how they can help. At this meeting, you will be able to give any suggestions you have about the organization; what to include, what not to include, etc. We want your suggestions and strongly encourage you to come to this meeting. In order to get this organization off the ground, we need your support.
We will also need volunteers to:
1) Advertise and/or distribute Food Not Bombs flyers to promote public awareness
2) Pick up donated food and supplies from grocery stores, health food stores, farmers markets, and anywhere else that has agreed to donate
3) Use any personal contacts to help us get supplies donated to us, such as utensils, bowls, napkins, as well as food
4) Help cook large quantities of food, probably in stews and soups 5) Help serve the food
6) Find new volunteers
If you are interested in attending the meeting, or know anyone who might be, please contact Courtney at email@example.com with your availability. Also, if you have any questions or want to learn more, feel free to email us or visit www.FoodNotBombs.net.
If you have said you were interested, or are interested please join: http://groups.myspace.com/FoodNotBombsVentura