Archive for July, 2011

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Jul 28, 2011: Upcoming Picnic in Baker Park – July 31, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas will hold its weekly picnic at Baker Park between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on July 31. Bring food if you have it, yourself if you don’t.

See you there!

Jul 28, 2011: Organizational Meeting on July 30, 2011

Food Not Bombs will hold its weekly organizational meeting at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 4550 S. Maryland Pkwy., this week. Meeting is still at 2 p.m. on July 9.

Click here for directions. See you there.

Jul 28, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, July 24, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held its weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on July 24 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought rice, beans and soup, Chuck refried beans and salad, Her beans, Herb watermellon, Scott fruit, Thomas fish and bags of chips and Enrique peanut butter-and-banana sandwiches and pastries. Her and Scott also contributed some used clothes, as well.

About 20 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Gail, Chuck, Her, Scott, Herb, Mary Joy, Thomas, Carol, Michael and Sean were there. It was hot, but we brought something like 20 gallons of water, so we coped. Still, any water contributions, especially in bottles and cold, would be appreciated.

See you at the park next week!

Jul 21, 2011: Upcoming Picnic in Baker Park – July 24, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas will hold its weekly picnic at Baker Park between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on July 10. Bring food if you have it, yourself if you don’t.

See you there!

Jul 7, 2011: Organizational Meeting on July 9, 2011

We’ve changed the location of the organizational meeting (again) back to The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 4550 S. Maryland Pkwy., this week. Meeting is still at 2 p.m. on July 9.

Click here for directions. See you there

Jul 6, 2011: Upcoming Picnic in Baker Park – July 10, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas will hold its weekly picnic at Baker Park between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on July 10. Bring food if you have it, yourself if you don’t.

See you there!

Jul 5, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, July 3, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on July 3 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought beans and soup, Chuck refried beans and salad, Her pancakes and rice medley, Herb rice and beans and cherries, Scott apples, Thomas fish and bags of chips and Sean water. Chef Mayra of Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro also baked lots of vegan brownies and cupcakes. Her contributed some used clothes, as well.

About 20 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Chuck, Her, Scott, Herb, Mary Joy, Thomas, Her and Sean were there. It was overcast, which cut the heat, but we still went through five gallons of water in under two hours. Any water contributions would be appreciated.

See you at the park next week!

Jul 5, 2011: Action in Support of Orlando Food Not Bombs, 7-1-11

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas demonstrated in front of City Center at 5 p.m. on July 1 to protest “do not feed” laws in Orlando. Nine members set up a table and gave bread and vegan soup to passersby. Many of the people we served were homeless, and many of them were veterans.

Over 20 members of Food Not Bombs Orlando have been arrested for violating these laws, which require anyone who wants to feed the homeless to get a permit from the city government. If convicted, they could spend 60 days in jail and be forced to pay a $500 fine for each violation.

We believe that being hungry, or trying to alleviate that hunger, shouldn’t be a crime. We believe that you don’t need permission from the government to feed the hungry, which includes the working poor with homes as well as the homeless. Some of our members have experience with “do not feed” laws in Las Vegas and can understand the plight of our Orlando colleagues.

Photos of the demonstration can be found here (courtesy of Kelly W. Patterson) and here (courtesy of Donald Rilea).

Jul 1, 2011: Organizational Meeting on July 2, 2011

We’ve changed the location of the organizational meeting to Chef Mayra’s Pura Vida Bakery and Bystro, 1236 Western Ave., this week. Meeting is still at 2 p.m. on July 2.

Click here for directions. See you there!