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Jun 21, 2012: Food Not Bombs LV Weekly Picnic and Food Sharing – 6/24/12

Every Sunday from 10:30 am to around noon (there’s no designated end time), Food Not Bombs Las Vegas holds a weekly picnic to share food with hungry people at Baker Park, which is located at 1100 East Saint Louis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104, which is just northwest of Maryland Pkwy/Sahara. (see below for map)

These picnics are an event not just a handout or charity action. Members interact with and befriend local people who may be experiencing difficulty making ends meet and are in need of a supplement to their available food resources. We serve them healthy nutritious vegetarian or vegan meals as a way of building community and ensuring those who might be experiencing financial difficulties that they are still valued members of our society.

In addition, anyone wanting to get involved with Food Not Bombs within the Las Vegas area is encouraged to come and talk to current members and explore ways that they can become a part of this organization and/or suggest new ways that we can be a part of the local community.

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas is a local autonomous branch of an international movement that for decades has supported sharing, respect, peace, cooperation, dignity, a nurturing of the environment and most of all optimism at a time when many are in despair. We also encourage a “Do It Yourself” feeling of empowerment and a rejection of the need to solve problems through violence including the violence of war, violence of poverty and violence against animals and the earth.

We strive to show that it is not necessary to waste so much of the food that we work so hard to grow by organizing a voluntary system of food recovery and redistribution. No one should need to go hungry when we have so much abundance. Food Not Bombs is not a charity. This energetic all volunteer grassroots movement is active throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

For over 30 years the movement has worked to end hunger and has supported actions to stop the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people, end exploitation and the destruction of the earth and its beings. It is a matter of ending the domination of corporate power and providing access to, and encouraging participation in, the making of decisions that affect our life and future.

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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: Upcoming Picnic in Baker Park – Aug. 13, 2011

Food Not Bombs Las Vegas will hold its weekly picnic at Baker Park between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm on Aug. 13. Bring food if you have it, yourself if you don’t.

See you there!

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 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 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!

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!