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Brunswick Food Not Bombs -- Organizational Meeting Sat 2/12

Stephanie B.
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Topsham, ME
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Want to get involved with Food Not Bombs (FNB) right here in Brunswick, Maine?

All are welcome to an organizational community meeting to discuss the possibilities and logistics of starting an FNB in downtown Brunswick. The meeting will be held this Saturday, Feb 12th, at 2:30 pm at Wild Oats Bakery.

What's Food Not Bombs, you ask?

More than 40 percent of all food produced in America is not eaten, according to research by former University of Arizona anthropologist Timothy Jones. That amounts to more than 29 million tons of food waste each year, or enough to fill the Rose Bowl every three days. Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer movement that recovers such food that would otherwise be discarded, and shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world as a way to protest war, poverty, and the destruction of the environment. We also provide food to the survivors of natural disasters and people participating in strikes, vigils, marches and other protests.

Food Not Bombs is not a charity but is rather a form of nonviolent direct action seeking to foster local community and bring awareness to issues of food security, inequality, and alternative economies. Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders and strives to include everyone in its decision-making process. Each group recovers food that would otherwise be thrown out, prepares hot vegan and vegetarian meals that we share in public spaces like plazas, parks and sidewalks to everyone that passes by, without restriction. There are currently no active FNB groups in southern Maine.

If you're unable to attend this meeting, but you still want to get involved, please feel free to contact me!

Peace,
Stephanie
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