Nov 30, 2005: Food Not Bombs Las Vegas, Huntridge Circle Park

I’ve heard different stories about when Food Not Bombs started here in Las Vegas. I’ve heard that it started 3 years ago. And I’ve heard that it started in 1995. No matter. Now, Food Not Bombs at Huntridge Circle Park has evolved from feeding once a week on Sundays to 7 days a week.

We share food, clothing, and conversation everyday. In addition, we try to hook-up people with jobs, identification, and a safe place to sleep.

Some days our food supply is plentiful. Some days our pantry is empty. This local anti-war/vegetarian-minded group, Food Not Bombs, Las Vegas needs community support in order to continue sharing with these folks.

Volunteers are always needed for the Food Not Bombs collective in Las Vegas.

We collect and cook all vegetarian/vegan meals and meet at Huntridge Circle Park (on Maryland Pkwy. between Charleston and Oakey) at 2 pm, 7 days a week.

We are asking for new people to get involved in any way they can- acquiring food, preparing food, serving food, and/or donating food, clothing, personal hygiene products, etc.

This blog will be used to network with other like-minded people. It will also be a way to inform you of what we need. Any and all contributions are desperately needed and appreciated, no matter how small you think it is. Nothing is considered “small” to us. Every donation is used and deeply appreciated by all.

So, pick an item you would like to donate once a week, once a month, once in awhile. Pick a different item whenever you want. In future notes, I will attempt to inform everyone of what we need in order to continue with our task of battling poverty, hunger, homelessness, and loneliness.

If you would like to donate, please e-mail me. We will be more than happy to plan a time and place for pick up.

Also, you are more than welcome to prepare your own food and bring it on down to the park to share. We serve each day at Huntridge Circle Park (on Maryland Parkway between Charleston and Oakey) at 2 pm. Please try to be on time so we can see how much food we have to share with the number of people who are there.

No Meat Please

Just a reminder, for those who do not know, Food Not Bombs serves ONLY vegetarian or vegan meals – no dairy, no animal products – this includes NO fish, ie. tunafish.

So, please, DO NOT BRING MEAT. Thanks for your understanding.

Continue reading to find out why Food Not Bombs serves only vegetarian or vegan meals.

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