The Wonder of Food Not Bombs

The Wonder of Food Not Bombs

 

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. 
 
While there are many different variations within the groups that are scattered throughout the country, some things are always implemented as part of the ideals behind Food Not Bombs. First of all, no meat is ever used; the food is always vegan or vegetarian. It’s usually completely vegan in that no animal by-products are used to create the meals. With the horror of the abuse and violence committed against farm animals, vegan cuisine is becoming more popular throughout the world, and there are thousands upon thousands of vegan dishes that volunteers can create.
 
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. 
 
 
If you want to volunteer for the group or perhaps start one in your area, please do. This is only a once-per-week commitment in most cases, and oftentimes you can commit to less time than that, depending on your schedule. You may find further information on this inspirational group at the official website, Food Not Bombs