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Dec 30, 2009: Picnic in Baker Park, Sunday December 27

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas came together for our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on Dec. 27 from 10:30am to 12pm. We had fresh rice, beans, vegetable soup, homestyle potatoes and salad to eat.

It was cold outside and a small group of us; lots of people showed up briefly to get some hot food and then left soon after. About 30  or 35 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizer Kelly was there, as were Gail, Dave, Daniel and Sean. Gail brought the soup, beans, salad and rice, while Daniel and Sean brought juice. We put music on the boombox, did our best to keep warm and talked shop.

See you at the park next week!

Dec 21, 2009: Picnic in Baker Park, Sunday December 20

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas came together for our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park yesterday from 10:30am to 12pm. We had fresh rice, beans, vegetable soup, homestyle potatoes and salad to eat. We also handed out canned food and clothes for the winter.

It was cold outside and a small group of us; lots of people showed up briefly to get some hot food and then left soon after. About 20  or 25 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizer Kelly was there, as were Gail, Dave, Daniel and Sean. Gail brought the soup, beans, salad and rice, while Daniel and Sean brought juice. We put music on the boombox, did our best to keep warm and talked about whatever came to mind.

See you at the park next week!

Dec 19, 2009: Food Not Bombs Las Vegas Pays Tribute to Those Lost in 2009

Members of the homeless community gathered on December 17 to pay tribute to the homeless individuals who died in 2009 during an annual candlelight vigil. The memorial, which is primarily attended by people who are currently or formerly have been homeless and their families as well as advocates for the homeless throughout Las Vegas, was held at HELP of Southern Nevada, a homeless outreach center located at 1640 E. Flamingo Road. It’s intended to bring attention to and pay tribute to those who die on the streets and illustrate that all lives have value, even those in the homeless community, who often have few people or even no one to mourn for and remember them once they reach the end of their lives.

During the memorial, a list of the names of the 42 homeless individuals who died the past year was read. In addition, members of the crowd were invited to speak. Among the speakers, several people who had formerly been homeless spoke about their experiences on the street and how they eventually overcame those obstacles that led to homelessness.

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas members in attendance included Kelly W. Patterson, Gail Sacco, and Gail’s husband Joe Sacco. During the speakers’ portion of the vigil, Gail addressed the crowd and memorialized Bret Brennan, who died of cancer in November of this year. Commonly known as “Cowboy,” Bret was at one time homeless and, prior to becoming too sick, was a frequent attendee at the Food Not Bombs Las Vegas picnics in Baker Park. She told of how Cowboy proudly proclaimed to her recently that he was no longer homeless and that others should take encouragement from his story to believe in themselves and their ability to rise above their own personal issues.

Dec 16, 2009: Homeless Memorial Candlelight Vigil 2009

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Las Vegas Anarchoblogs.


















List of homeless who didn't survive the streets totals 42

By Lynnette Curtis
Las Vegas Review-Journal


http://www.lvrj.com/news/list-of-homeless-who-didnt-survive-the-streets-totals-42-79392997.html

Dec 16, 2009: Homeless Memorial Candlelight Vigil 2009

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Las Vegas Anarchoblogs.


















List of homeless who didn't survive the streets totals 42

By Lynnette Curtis
Las Vegas Review-Journal


http://www.lvrj.com/news/list-of-homeless-who-didnt-survive-the-streets-totals-42-79392997.html

Dec 13, 2009: Picnic in Baker Park, Sunday December 13

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas came together for our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park yesterday from 10:30am to 12pm. We had fresh potatoes, sweet potatoes, a green bean casserole, rice, chili beans, salad, home fries and banana bread to eat, all of it vegan, plus lots of fruit and juices.

It was cold outside, but warmed up a bit as the day wore on. Some people came for some hot food and left as soon as they were done. Others hung out for a bit. About 20 to 25 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Charles and Kelly were there, as were Gail, Daniel and Sean. We put music on the boombox, did our best to keep warm, and talked about anarchist theories and practice on how to defend people’s rights in a free society.

See you at the park next week!

Dec 7, 2009: Picnic in Baker Park, Sunday December 6

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas came together for our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park yesterday from 10:30am to 12pm. We had fresh banana bread, pineapple and melon, bananas, apples, rice, hot vegetarian chili, vegetable soup, homestyle potatoes, vegan green bean casserole,  dinner rolls, and salad to eat.

It was cold outside and a small group of us; lots of people showed up briefly to get some hot food and then left soon after. About 18 or 20 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Charles and Kelly were there. Charles brought fresh banana bread, homefries and green bean casserole. Joe brought soup, salad, chili, and rice that Gail had prepared. We put music on the boombox, did our best to keep warm, and talked about anarchist theories and practice on how to defend people’s rights in a free society.

See you at the park next week!

Dec 3, 2009: New York: Insanely Large Food Not Bombs Event

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The Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Food Share Bonanza was indeed the largest of all time - both in the scale of people and the sheer vo...

Dec 3, 2009: New York: Insanely Large Food Not Bombs Event

This syndicated post has been reprinted from Infoshop Top Stories.

The Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Food Share Bonanza was indeed the largest of all time - both in the scale of people and the sheer vo...