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Dec 2, 2005: List of Products and Supplies Needed

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Food Not Bombs Las Vegas.

What we need and when we need it always depends on the food donations. So, I am listing here the full product and supply list.
I will edit as necessary.

Some of these products are not a necessity all of the time. Quantity and quality is more important than variety. And the quantity in parentheses is only a "wish" amount. Anything less would still be greatly appreciated.

Keep in mind that some of these supplies could be eliminated if we had more steady volunteers, ie. plastic/styrofoam plates, forks, and spoons could be eliminated with donated hard plastic and silverware. But this would create a need for saving, washing, sterilizing, and bringing all this back down to the park everyday.

Crushed Tomatoes for Sauce (preferably 6 pound cans)
Tomato Paste for Sauce (preferably 6 pound cans)
Vegetable Oil, 35 pound jug
Red Wine Vinegar

Mixed vegetables, fresh, frozen, or canned including:

Carrots
Green Beans
Peas
Corn
Onions

Pinto Beans, 25-50 pound bags
Long-grain or medium-grain brown rice, 25-50 pound bags

Kidney Beans

Spaghetti (12 pounds each serving)
Ziti macaroni (12 pounds each serving)

Salad, lettuce, tomatoes

Plates
Forks
Spoons

Salt
Pepper
Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
Onion Salt
Oregano
Mustard Powder
Sugar

Aluminum foil
Saran Wrap
Liquid Dish Soap
Bleach

Dec 2, 2005: List of Products and Supplies Needed

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Food Not Bombs Las Vegas.

What we need and when we need it always depends on the food donations. So, I am listing here the full product and supply list.
I will edit as necessary.

Some of these products are not a necessity all of the time. Quantity and quality is more important than variety. And the quantity in parentheses is only a "wish" amount. Anything less would still be greatly appreciated.

Keep in mind that some of these supplies could be eliminated if we had more steady volunteers, ie. plastic/styrofoam plates, forks, and spoons could be eliminated with donated hard plastic and silverware. But this would create a need for saving, washing, sterilizing, and bringing all this back down to the park everyday.

Crushed Tomatoes for Sauce (preferably 6 pound cans)
Tomato Paste for Sauce (preferably 6 pound cans)
Vegetable Oil, 35 pound jug
Red Wine Vinegar

Mixed vegetables, fresh, frozen, or canned including:

Carrots
Green Beans
Peas
Corn
Onions

Pinto Beans, 25-50 pound bags
Long-grain or medium-grain brown rice, 25-50 pound bags

Kidney Beans

Spaghetti (12 pounds each serving)
Ziti macaroni (12 pounds each serving)

Salad, lettuce, tomatoes

Plates
Forks
Spoons

Salt
Pepper
Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
Onion Salt
Oregano
Mustard Powder
Sugar

Aluminum foil
Saran Wrap
Liquid Dish Soap
Bleach

Dec 1, 2005: The Food Not Bombs Story

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Food Not Bombs Las Vegas.

Food Not Bombs is one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements active today and is gaining momentum. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Food Not Bombs is organizing for an end to the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. We also support actions against the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people and the destruction of the earth.

The first group was formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1980 by anti-nuclear activists. Food Not Bombs is an all volunteer organization dedicated to nonviolence. Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders and strives to include everyone in its decision making process. Each group recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out and makes fresh hot vegetarian meals that are served in city parks to anyone without restriction. The groups also serve free vegetarian meals at protests and other events. The San Francisco Chapter has been arrested over 1,000 times in an effort to silence its protest against the Mayor's anti- homeless policies. Amnesty International states it may adopt those Food Not Bombs volunteers that are imprisoned as "Prisoners of Conscience" and will work for their unconditional release.

Food Not Bombs works in coalition with groups like Earth First!, The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Anarchist Black Cross, the IWW, Homes Not Jails, Anti Racist Action, In Defense of Animals, the Free Radio Movement and other organizations on the cutting edge of positive social change and resistance to the new global austerity program. One collective publishes a movement wide newsletter called A Food Not Bombs Menu. Another hosts FNB News where you can learn more about the Food Not Bombs community. Food Not Bombs Publishing in Takoma Park, Maryland publishes books like On Conflict and Consensus which has been an important guide for group democracy. We hope you will join us in taking direct action towards creating a world free from domination, coercion and violence. Food is a right, not a privilege.

The Food Not Bombs Story

Dec 1, 2005: The Food Not Bombs Story

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Food Not Bombs Las Vegas.

Food Not Bombs is one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements active today and is gaining momentum. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Food Not Bombs is organizing for an end to the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. We also support actions against the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people and the destruction of the earth.

The first group was formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1980 by anti-nuclear activists. Food Not Bombs is an all volunteer organization dedicated to nonviolence. Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders and strives to include everyone in its decision making process. Each group recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out and makes fresh hot vegetarian meals that are served in city parks to anyone without restriction. The groups also serve free vegetarian meals at protests and other events. The San Francisco Chapter has been arrested over 1,000 times in an effort to silence its protest against the Mayor's anti- homeless policies. Amnesty International states it may adopt those Food Not Bombs volunteers that are imprisoned as "Prisoners of Conscience" and will work for their unconditional release.

Food Not Bombs works in coalition with groups like Earth First!, The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Anarchist Black Cross, the IWW, Homes Not Jails, Anti Racist Action, In Defense of Animals, the Free Radio Movement and other organizations on the cutting edge of positive social change and resistance to the new global austerity program. One collective publishes a movement wide newsletter called A Food Not Bombs Menu. Another hosts FNB News where you can learn more about the Food Not Bombs community. Food Not Bombs Publishing in Takoma Park, Maryland publishes books like On Conflict and Consensus which has been an important guide for group democracy. We hope you will join us in taking direct action towards creating a world free from domination, coercion and violence. Food is a right, not a privilege.

The Food Not Bombs Story

Dec 1, 2005: FNB Serves Only Vegetarian or Vegan

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Food Not Bombs Las Vegas.

"...All our food is vegetarian, that is, no meat, dairy, or eggs. This is for many reasons, but for now, two will do. First, the potential for problems with food spoilage are greatly reduced when dealing strictly with vegetables. With the process we use, we rarely hold the food we collect for more then a couple of hours.

Second, teaching people about the economic and health benefits of a vegetarian diet is directly connected to a healthy attitude about ourselves, each other, and the planet as a whole. It is also a direct challenge to the injustice of the military/industrial economic system. This is not to suggest that it is our policy that everyone should be vegetarian or that eating meat is wrong. We encourage awareness of vegetarianism for political and economic reasons.

We only prepare food which is strictly from vegetable sources so people will always know and trust Food Not Bombs food has this standard whenever they come to our table.

At times, we do serve already prepared dairy and meat products which are donated to us because we believe eating is more important than being politically correct; however, we do not cook with animal products."

http://home.earthlink.net/~foodnotbombs/seven.html

Dec 1, 2005: FNB Serves Only Vegetarian or Vegan

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Food Not Bombs Las Vegas.

"...All our food is vegetarian, that is, no meat, dairy, or eggs. This is for many reasons, but for now, two will do. First, the potential for problems with food spoilage are greatly reduced when dealing strictly with vegetables. With the process we use, we rarely hold the food we collect for more then a couple of hours.

Second, teaching people about the economic and health benefits of a vegetarian diet is directly connected to a healthy attitude about ourselves, each other, and the planet as a whole. It is also a direct challenge to the injustice of the military/industrial economic system. This is not to suggest that it is our policy that everyone should be vegetarian or that eating meat is wrong. We encourage awareness of vegetarianism for political and economic reasons.

We only prepare food which is strictly from vegetable sources so people will always know and trust Food Not Bombs food has this standard whenever they come to our table.

At times, we do serve already prepared dairy and meat products which are donated to us because we believe eating is more important than being politically correct; however, we do not cook with animal products."

http://home.earthlink.net/~foodnotbombs/seven.html