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Columbus Park Food Not Bombs

Sat, November 13 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Food Not Bombs is an international anarchist organization that provides fresh homemade vegan and vegetarian food to unhoused and hungry people. Columbus Park Food Not Bombs is a new chapter that has been serving meals and distributing supplies at Columbus Park in San Jose for 7 months.

Columbus Park houses hundreds of people. We serve around 50 people each week. People living there do not have water or electrical hook-ups. It’s difficult to impossible for people to cook, although folks do grill. The meal we provide is deeply appreciated. Solidarity, not charity.

We operate 100% on donations from volunteers, affinity organizations including Feed the Block and Hope Hearted. We also organize to create donation streams from grocery stores and restaurants of food that would otherwise be throw food away.

Food Not Bombs serves a weekly healthy hot vegan meal and distributes donated supplies such as hygiene kits, fem hygiene kits, toilet paper, garbage bags, masks, clothing, water, etc. Volunteers can join us at a serve, bring food to share, or drop supplies for us to distribute.

Donation requests include:
*Grocery bags (paper and plastic)
*Garbage Bags
*Toilet Paper
*Hygiene Kits
* Masks
*Fresh fruits and vegetables (note: many CP residents have dental issues. Softer foods, like cooked or sliced apples, are appreciated)
*Your to-go containers and plastic cutlery (We purchase biodegradable when we do not have items donated. These donations keep our personal out of pocket costs down.)
*Water and juices
*Dried Rice/Beans/Pasta
*Tomato sauce and other canned foods we utilize in recipes

We are also recruiting social media volunteers to help us get the word out on IG.

You’re welcome to share this info with your San Jose NextDoor groups and affinity organizations. Solidarity forever.

https://www.foodnotbombs.net

 

 

Details

Date:
Sat, November 13
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Venue

Columbus Park
Spring Street at Asbury Street
San Jose, CA 95110 United States
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