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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 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!

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!

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: 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 6, 2010: Wednesday Picnics in Paradise (Park)!

We’re happy to announce that Food Not Bombs Las Vegas has opened up a second weekly Free Picnic in the Park! In addition to our ongoing Sunday picnics at Baker Park, FNBers, activists, community members, and anyone who’s hungry will now be joining together for a free vegan meal and community picnic, every Wednesday from 4-6pm, at Paradise Park (4775 McLeod Dr, in between Harmon & Tropicana. Paradise Park is a great space, with a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere, some beautiful trees, lots of shade, playground equipment for kids, and a lot of picnic tables.

And you’re invited! Come on down and join us for community, conversation, and a delicious vegan meal. Please feel free to drop in whenever you can — it’s a picnic, and many folks who can’t make it at 4 might be able to make it at 5 or 5:30.

If you’re interested in volunteering to help bring food or drinks to the picnic, or in helping to prep and cook food with other FNBers, contact Charles (by e-mail, or by voice or text at 734-262-2129).

WHAT: Food Not Bombs Las Vegas new Wednesday weekly meal

WHEN: This Wednesday, 7/7, 4pm-about 6:30pm, and every Wednesday thereafter 4-6pm.

WHERE: Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Dr (between Harmon and Tropicana), Las Vegas

WHO: Anyone who wants to eat!

We’ll be out at Paradise Park every Wednesday from here on out. Feel free to spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested in this community/activist picnic.

See you all at the park!

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!

May 23, 2010: Picnic in Baker Park, Sunday, 23 May 2010 / Happy 30th Food Not Bombs!

Today, Sunday, from 10:30am – 12:00pm, Food Not Bombs Las Vegas gathered for our weekly Free Picnic in the Park in Baker Park. Today marks the 30th anniversary of the first Food Not Bombs action in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we celebrated with a big meal and some good conversation. We shared rice, chili beans, potatoes, hot salsa, bread, vegetable soup, fresh fruit, salad, and muffins for the meal, with hot coffee, cold water, orange juice and citrus punch for drinks. About 35 people joined in the meal this week. Food Not Bombs organizers Sarita, Sean, Kelly, Charles, Daniel, and Gail came out to meet up, celebrate the occasion, and keep the table from blowing away in the wind.

We had a great meal, and some good conversations about organizing spaces and community support for Food Not Bombs.

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!

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