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May 31, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, May 29, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on May 29 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought beans, ravioli, soup and rice, Herb watermelon and cherries, Daniel juice and Sarita water.

About 20 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Gail, Herb, Thomas, Sarita, Enrique and Sean were there. It was a bit cold and it threatened to rain, but it held off until we left. We talked about community organizing, cranked the tunes and just generally enjoyed the weather.

See you at the park next week!

May 28, 2011: Picnic at Baker Park, May 29, 2011

Picnic tomorrow at Baker Park at 10:30 a.m. Bring food if you have it, bring yourselves if you don’t. We’d love to have you!

May 27, 2011: Organizational Meeting on May 28, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas will be holding its organizational meeting at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 4550 S. Maryland Ave., at 2 p.m. on May 28, 2011.

May 22, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, Sunday, May 21, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on May 21 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought beans, ravioli, soup, potatoes, applesauce and rice, Thomas fish, Herb coconut rice, Chuck spaghetti, salad and sodea and Sean and Sarita brought water.

About 25 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Gail, Herb, Chuck, Thomas, Sarita and Sean were there. The weather was nice, and the wind held off until the end of the picnic. We talked about community organizing, cranked the tunes and just generally enjoyed the weather.

See you at the park next week!

May 15, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, Sunday, May 15, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on March 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought beans, ravioli, soup and rice, Herb sliced up some watermelon, Chuck brough refried beans and salad, Daniel brought juice, Kelly brought homemade banana trail mix bread, Charles brought coffee and Sarita brought water.

About 25 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Gail, Herb, Chuck, Daniel, Kelly, Charles, Sarita and Sean were there. The wind blew hard, but then it always does down at Baker Park. We talked about community organizing, cranked the tunes and just generally enjoyed the weather.

See you at the park next week!

May 11, 2011: Re-organizing and re-vitalizing: Organizational Meet-Up for Food Not Bombs Las Vegas, Saturday, May 14, 2011

So, it’s been a while since we were on the ball about organizational meetings or updating the website. Food Not Bombs is still going in the Vegas Valley, but it is time for some reorganizing and revitalizing. So. Interested in getting involved in Food Not Bombs Las Vegas? Been involved in the past and want to get back into the swing of things? Never heard of Food Not Bombs before, but want to find out more about a free, vegan community picnics, and mutual aid and direct action against hunger in Las Vegas? Come on down for our resumed and reorganizing organizational meet-up this Saturday, May 14, at 2:00pm. The meeting will last for no more than 1 hour (although people are often happy to hang out and chat after the meeting is over). We’ll be meeting up at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Running Rebel Plaza (4550 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas); look for the table with the Food Not Bombs banner.

  • WHAT: Next Food Not Bombs Las Vegas organizational meeting.
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 2-3pm.
  • WHERE: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Running Rebel Plaza (4550 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas)
  • WHO: Anyone who wants to get involved with FNB in Las Vegas!
  • QUESTIONS? E-mail, phone or text Charles Johnson (734-262-2129).

At meetings we share news about upcoming events and opportunities, talk about the organization with any folks who are new to FNB, do hands-on organizing work for upcoming Food Not Bombs events, work up a consensus on what to do over the course of the next week, and report back to the group on how things have been going with the projects we’ve taken on. This Saturday in particular, we’ll be talking about re-organizing and re-vitalizing — in particular, getting more organizers involved on every front, reviving some past events (the Saturday meetings and the Wednesday community picnics) that have fallen by the wayside, securing a stronger base of food donations and coordinating outreach table opportunities at First Friday, music shows, and other community events. The meeting is open to everyone, and if you support Food Not Bombs Las Vegas but haven’t known what to do to get involved, this is a perfect change to get in touch.

We’ll be talking about a lot of ways to get involved, especially for people who are interested in getting involved with: (1) coordinating the Food Not Bombs website, (2) announcing Food Not Bombs events (regular meals, org meetings, and special outreach events) through e-mail and social networks, (3) responding to phone and e-mail contacts from people interested in volunteering or donating to Food Not Bombs, (4) putting together outreach tabling events, (5) putting on and promoting food donation drives, (6) contacting local businesses, farmer’s markets, community gardens and other food sources about donating to Food Not Bombs. If you think you might be able to take up any of these things, come on down and let’s talk about it, (7) hosting community potlucks and picnics near your own neighborhood. If you’re interested but you know you can’t make the meeting, please contact Charles Johnson by e-mail, or by phone or text at (734) 262-2129 to talk about the opportunities we’ll discuss at the meeting. (We’ll also be sure to post a report-back to let you know how the meeting went and what we discussed there.)

See you at the Coffee Bean!

May 11, 2011: Mother’s Day Picnic in Baker Park, Sunday May 8, 2011

This past Sunday, from 10:30am – 12pm, Food Not Bombs Las Vegas gathered for our weekly Free Picnic in the Park in Baker Park. We celebrated Mother’s Day with a big meal, some good conversation, and a welcome-back. We shared rice, chili beans, vegetable soup, ravioli and sweet muffins for the meal, with iced coffee, cold water, orange juice and citrus punch for the drinks. We battled the wind, tried to hold down our table, and enjoyed an unseasonally cool afternoon. About 30 people joined in the meal this week, including Food Not Bombs organizers Sarita, Daniel, and Sean. We welcomed back Charles, who was able to come back to the park for the first time after a long work-imposed hiatus. Dave brought hot food from Gail.

We had a great meal, and some good conversations about the day, about different models of social change, about Anarchism, about the situation with food donations, and the future of Food Not Bombs in Las Vegas.

We come out to Baker Park every Sunday to share a free vegan picnic with food for anyone who wants to eat.

See you at the park next week!