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21 years of Richmond Food Not Bombs, every Sunday at 4 in Monroe Park!!










For the month of February the weekly Richmond Food Not Bombs cooking will be held at the Wingnut  (2005 Barton Avenue RVA 23222 or call or text 804 300 0023)  every Sunday from 12:30 – 3:45. We leave at 3:45 to be Monroe Park to serve at 4.


Come cook, clean, organize, learn, network, drink coffee, hangout, and strategize on how to beet the system.


At Monroe Park at 4 there is:
Free, vegan meal.
Followed by a grocery distribution.
Literature table as well, weather permitting. (If you or your organization has fliers and pamphlets to distribute please be in touch or bring them by!)

Please come!!! New folks totally welcome.
Folks of all levels of cooking skills invited, as well as all ages.

Help also wanted afterwards to help cleanup the Food Not Bombs gear and the space.

The Wingnut has dogs, is a sober space and is not wheelchair accessible. Directions and more information on the space, including consent policy, can be found at


A documentary recently completed by Baldeep on Richmond Food Not Bombs.
Please watch and share!
We are always looking for more organizers, more political events, more donations, more fundraisers, etc.

Thanks Baldeep!

The local Ska band Murphy’s Kids puts on a holiday show every year called Skalidays. Every year the proceeds go to some community organization and they also collect canned goods for Food Not Bombs.

This year, Skalidays is going to be a 2 day event – Dec. 16th and Dec. 17th at Strange Matter. Doors at 4pm and music at 5pm both nights.

Usually Food Not Bombs attends the show and tables with literature/stickers/patches/donation jar. …Its a great outreach oppourtunity and the folks in Murphy’s Kids are super nice.
Typically FNB takes care of the food stuffs i.e. brining boxes to collect and store the donations, keep tabs on them at the door so they don’t overflow the front door space and eventually haul them away at the end.

We are going to need 2-3 people to table for each of those days if possible. We will need someone with a vehicle or a strong bike cart to carry the canned goods away. We probably don’t need more than 2-3 people a night, just because tabling at Strange Matter is pretty cramped. So get in touch soon if you want to help do outreach for Richmond Food Not Bombs!

There is a bottomliner already for Friday Dec. 16th, so if a couple other people want to table that night email
Also please respond to  if you can bottomline Saturday Dec. 17th.

Tell your friends, bring some canned and dried goods (oil, rice, pasta, veggies, spices, etc.) and enjoy some of Richmond’s awesome local music!

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

This past weekend we participated in the 3rd monthly Mobile Food Pantry. This is a project that is the joint effort of the WIngnut Anarchist Collective and the Central Virginia Food Bank. Throughout the month before the event, the Wingnut distributes vouchers for free groceries throughout Southern Barton Heights. One voucher per household. Then on the second Saturday of each month, the Food Bank drives out a huge and awesome truck to the parking lot next to the Goal Post Restaurant at 2400 North Avenue- at the intersection of West Graham and North Avenue. The Wingnuts then work with 2 folks from the Food Bank to set up tables full of food. At 1pm the distribution starts. People who have vouchers are given priority, since they are the people that we guaranteed access to the food. The only qualification for the vouchers is living in the Southern Barton Heights area. People who are disabled, elderly, or otherwise unable to come the day of and pickup the food (it is quite heavy) can contact the Wingnut ahead of time to arrange a delivery. We recommend bringing more than one person per voucher to pick up the food on the day, it is usually more than 1 heavy bag worth of groceries. Re-usable bags are also a really great thing to bring with you- paper ones don’t last long with the weight! (more…)