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Aug 16, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, Aug. 14, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held its weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on Aug. 14 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought rice, beans and soup, Chuck, Rosie and Zuli potatoes and rice, Scott fruit and water, Enrique peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches, potato burritos, cookie and bread, Kelly his famous trail mix banana bread, Michelle bottled water and Sean water. Gail and Her also donated some clothes.

About 15 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Gail, Chuck, Rosie, Zuli, Michelle, Enrique, Scott, Kelly, Tyrell, Her, Mary Joy, Thomas and Sean were there. It was blazing hot, as August in Las Vegas tends to be. We went through about 12 gallons of ice water. We would really appreciate if more people could bring bottled water.

See you at the park next week!

Aug 11, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, Aug. 7, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held its weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on Aug. 7 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought rice, beans and soup, Chuck menudo, rice and cake, Scott fruit and water, Herb watermelon and homegrown tomatoes, Enrique peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches and Carol salad, snack cakes and crackers. Rhonda Killough from Project AngelFaces also donated a bag of peaches, and Herb donated some luggage.

About 15 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Herb, Michelle, Donald, Carol, Dave, Kelly, Enrique, Chuck, Rosie, Scott, Mary Joy, Thomas and Sean were there. Last week’s rain was no where to be found, and it was blazing hot. Please donate bottled water this week, if you have it.

See you at the park next week!

Aug 3, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, July 31, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held its weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on July 31 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought rice, beans, soup, bagels and banana-apricot desert, Chuck enchiladas and beans, Scott water and apples, Kelly his famous trail mix banana bread. Rhonda Killough from Project AngelFaces also donated a box of figs.

About 20 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Gail, Chuck, Scott, Kelly, Mary Joy, Thomas and Sean were there. We got caught in the rain, but it did cut the heat, and we had the park gazebo for cover. Wasn’t too bad, all things considered.

See you at the park next week!

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 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!

Jun 28, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, June 26, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on June 26 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought rice, soup and beans, Chuck spaghetti and salad, Herb watermelon, Thomas fish, and Sean peanut butter sandwiches and water. Her and Lorne also brought books and clothes.

About 20 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Gail, Chuck, Herb, Thomas, Her, Lorne, Mary Jory and and Sean were there. It was hot, which meant we had to refill the smaller water jugs a few times. Water’s going to become more and more important as the summer goes on.

See you at the park next week!

Jun 15, 2011: Picnic in Baker Park, June 12, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas held our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park on June 12 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Gail brought rice, soup, beans and bread, Kelly trail mix banana bread, Chuck spaghetti, salad, bread and orange soda, Daniel juice and Sean cupcakes, water and juice. Thomas also brought one-use body lotions and shampoos.

About 15 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Kelly, Chuck, Thomas, Daniel and Sean were there. The weather behaved, and we talked about community organizing and just generally enjoyed the weather.

See you at the park next week!

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!

Jul 4, 2010: Feeding the Revolution at Baker Park — Sunday, July 4, 2010

Today, Sunday, July 4, Food Not Bombs Las Vegas gathered to celebrate Revolution Day and to hold our weekly Free Picnic in the Park at Baker Park, from 10:30am to 12pm. We had rice, veggie chili, salad, vegetable soup with rye bread, fresh fruit, and banana bread, with juice, water, and some iced coffee¬† to drink. FNBers Daniel, Charles, Sarita, and Sean; Gail sent along some food. And three new friends we met at this weekend’s First Friday tabling came on down to join us, with some delicious vegan lemon bars. We put on the boombox, talked about the World Cup and local organizing in Vegas, and had a great time Feeding The Revolution. All told, about 25 people joined in the meal at the Park.

This was a special occasion because of the holiday; but 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!

Jul 3, 2010: Food Not Bombs Las Vegas @ First Friday in downtown Las Vegas, July 2, 2010

Las Vegas Food Not Bombers Sarita, Charles and Brian had a great time tabling for FNBLV at this month’s First Friday in the downtown Arts District on July 2 from 7-11:30pm. We set up an outreach table with banana bread, pastries, fresh fruit, lemonade and iced coffee; we also had handbills to get the word out about our weekly picnics, literature, Food Not Bombs bumperstickers and buttons. Charles did the baking and FNBer Kelly contributed literature and merch.

We got a great response from folks passing by the booth, whether just because they were looking for a bite to eat, or because they knew Food Not Bombs and wanted to know how to get involved here in Vegas. We had a lot of good conversations with friends old and new, and are looking forward to doing more tabling events at First Friday and other public gatherings in the future.

See you at the park this weekend — and at the next First Friday in August!