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Food Not Bombs needs some money!

If you are able to donate money or host a fundraiser for us this spring, please let us know. Even sharing this event would be super helpful!

We can always use volunteers to help chop, cook, clean, wash dishes, organize, post fliers around town etc.

We can also always use donations of paper plates, paper cups, plastic forks and spoons, rice, oil, olive oil, vinegars, sugar, flour, pasta, spices, oats, etc. These can be dropped off at any of the cooksites or the Wingnut (2005 Barton Avenue).

If you would like to help us with a fundraiser we could certainly use that help as well. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation there is a way to do that too. You can send a check to the Virginia Organizing Project (snail mail ONLY NOT ONLINE) and specify Richmond Food Not Bombs in the memo. To donate by mail, please send your check, made out to Virginia Organizing, to: 703 Concord Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Please get in touch at 804 300 0023 or for more information.

Food is a Right, Not a Privilege!!!!
Food Not Bombs has been serving a free, vegan meal every Sunday in Richmond’s Monroe Park for almost 21 years now. We go out regardless of the weather or holidays and have only missed 2 Sundays in all these years. Everything is done on a volunteer and donation basis. We can really use the help and allies as we face many potential issues due to the recent privatization of Monroe Park (a thirty year lease for a dollar a year to the Monroe Park Conservancy), which threatens the ability of poor and houseless people to be in Monroe Park and our ability to serve free food with a potential year long park shut down, private security, and $35 permit application fee. We do not know when any of this might happen because the MPC is a non transparent private entity, but we do plan to resist and we need your help! For more info on the renovation plans please get in touch!!

Heard word from friends in Roanoke about a new Food Not Bombs chapter they are starting up. If you know anyone in that area please pass the indfo along!

Food Not Bombs Interest Meeting
Hosted by Erika Ries, Gentry Basilseed and Jay Olde

Monday, May 13, 2013, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
auditorium, roanoke public library 706 South Jefferson Street
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Come out and support your local Food Not Bombs chapter!

This will be our first meeting. Our initial mission is to serve free hot vegetarian/vegan meals in a public space to anyone who is hungry. All One! Everyone is welcome, bring a friend!

At the upcoming meeting we will present a brief history of Food Not Bombs and discuss options for:
~ food collection
~ location for cooking
~ location to serve food
~ community outreach

If you would like to learn more about Food Not Bombs before the meeting, you can visit the website

feel free to email questions and suggestions

Food is a Right, Not a Privilege

Richmond Food Not Bombs will be holding a monthly organizational meeting on Sunday Dec. 2nd at 1pm.

Please come out if you are/want to be invilved with Richmond Food Not Bombs!

Potential Agenda Items include:


Skalidays Tabling


Treasurer/bank stuff


Monroe Park


The meetings are held at the cooking space, at 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222



Food Not Bombs serves on Sundays in Richmond. This month, one of the Sundays is December 25th, the Christian holiday Christmas.  Due to the possibility of many people being out of town or unavailable on that day, we want to organize ahead of time to make sure we can continue to serve our free vegetarian community meal at 4pm that Sunday.

There are some logistics we need to take care of to make sure we won’t have any problems with the usual Food Not Bombs business that Sunday.

One thing is confirm our 3 usual pickup people can collect the donations that Saturday and Sunday.
If any of them are not available- find alternative people to do the pickups.

Confirm our  pickups on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25- make sure we communicate to them that we WILL be showing up.

Try and get a head count for who will be able to help out on Dec. 25th with Food Not Bombs- for all sections: Meal Prep 1-4, In the Park 4-5, and most importantly Clean Up 5-6:30.

If anyone has special pickups or donations of food to help us prepare the meal on December 25th that could be super helpful!

If anyone has a vehicle and will be available to help transport food from 2005 Barton Avenue to Monroe Park, get in touch!

If you can help with any of these logistics please respond to

The Wingnut Collective is currently trying to pool resources and collect items that would enable us to begin a breakfast for kids program. There are quite a few children in our neighborhood. With school about to be out for the summer, it can be more difficult for families to budget for food. It seems like from talking to the kids that a lot of them will be around all summer with no specific programs to keep them occupied.  We would like to serve a free breakfast Monday through Friday to kids in our neighborhood. This way everyone could have a healthy start to their day, and safe place to be.

If you would like to help us start this program, there are many ways you can do so. We need help finding organizations to donate us food. If you have a non-profit, if you could help us use your non-profit number to get food from the Food Bank that would be amazing. If you have an organization with a big budget but not so many big programs, you could kick us down some funds. We don’t even need money as much as we need breakfast foods. Here are some items we are going to need on a weekly basis to keep our neighbors healthy! (more…)

Richmond Food Not Bombs now happens at the Wingnut. Every Sunday, rain or snow or shine. If you want more information please call the Wingnut at 804 303 5449 or email