Food Not Bombs is an important peaceful group that essentially consists of several independent collectives that all serve vegan food to others; oftentimes its members feed needy and homeless people. In doing so, they practice a peaceful form of helping others and simultaneously standing against violence and the oppression of animals as well. It is also the name adopted of a sort of movement of sharing vegan food and protesting war, violence, and poverty at the same time.
One of the ideas behind Food Not Bombs is that there is, and should be, a disgust at the fact that hunger is allowed to exist within such abundance. It is driven entirely by volunteers, not a paid staff like more traditional non-profit organizations utilize.
Another thing that all Food Not Bombs group must do is serve this food free to everybody. There is no discrimination. Yes, it’s important to feed those who are in need and especially those who suffer from hunger and homelessness, but it’s also great to share the food produced without violence to others who may not have tried vegan food before. It’s very important that all chapters be completely dedicated to practicing non-violence.
Also, each chapter is independent and can make its own decisions independently of the larger ideas of the group as a whole. The consensus process is used for decision-making in independent chapters.