Richmond Food Not Bombs is an organization that has been serving a free vegetarian community meal every Sunday in Monroe Park for almost 18 years now. Food Not Bombs is dependent on volunteers and donations to provide the money, food, and labor needed to make this vital meal happen every week. As winter approaches, Food Not Bombs is in need of financial donations as well as dry goods necessary to prepare the meal.

Throughout November, Food Not Bombs will be collecting canned and dry goods at a variety of locations around Richmond. Please look for the Food Not Bombs box at a local business near you. Other donations can be dropped off at 2005 Barton Avenue. 506 S. Pine St., or 2608 Hanover Avenue. If you would like to make a donation you can bring cash or mail a check written to Richmond Food Not Bombs to 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222.

There is now a donation box at Lamplighter Coffee Shop on Addison Street in the Fan!

Examples of canned and dryed goods we are looking for:

Canned vegetables, Canned Beans, Dried beans, Rice, Pasta,Flour, Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Spices, Salt, Plastic Forks, Plastic Cups, Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil, Vegan Butter, Shelf Stable Soy Milk, Tea bags, Soy Sauce, Sponges, Dish Soap, Aluminium Foil, Oven Mitts, Cleaning Products, etc.

The only thing we ask is that people try to only donate items which do not contain meat, fish, eggs, or milk/cheese/dairy products, as we do not use those ingredients in our food preparation.

If you know of a local business where we can put out a box for donations please get in touch and let us know! Community support is vital to keep Food Not Bombs cooking!!! (804) 303 5449 or email

Food Not Bombs cooks every Sunday at 12:30 at 2005 Barton Avenue on Richmond’s Northside. We share the meal at 4pm at the corner of Main and Belvidere in Monroe Park. And afterwards, we always need help cleaning up back at 2005 Barton Avenue.

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