This month’s greeting day will take place on Sunday the 19th. RSVP through the link.
Have you heard about Richmond Food Not Bombs, but been unsure about approaching a group of strangers in an unfamiliar setting? Not sure what food access justice means? Have you never cooked vegan or written to political prisoners before? Do you have questions about the politics, history, or process of RVA Food Not Bombs?
Food Not Bombs is a loose worldwide conglomeration of local food justice organizations, who believe that food is a right and the conditions of poverty are structural violence. Richmond Food Not Bombs has been in operation for nineteen years, serving a vegan meal that is free to all and prepared from donations and food that would otherwise go to waste, on Sunday evenings in Monroe Park. RVA FNB has only ever missed two servings in their entire near-twenty-year history. Currently, we cook out of a collective in Barton Heights, from 12:30-3:45pm, and eat in Monroe Park from 4-5pm, on Sundays. During downtime while we cook, we write notes and letters of encouragement and solidarity to political prisoners.
Members are always available to greet newcomers and answer questions at the regular Sunday cooking, eating, and cleanup- and anyone is welcome to attend any Sunday- but we also hold monthly Greeting Sundays, where a specific member volunteers to act as the greeter and guide for any newcomers. There will be nametags, literature, and a member available specifically to address your questions and explain the process, from grocery pickups all the way through to cleanup.
This week’s greeter is yet to be determined, but your contact for this event is Kat. If you have questions or concerns prior to Sunday, you can contact her at email@example.com, or through Facebook. You don’t need to show up right at 12:30, as this is an informal event. Feel free to come to the specified address from 12:30-3:30pm, and to the corner of Main and Belvidere at Monroe Park from 4-4:45pm.
There will be dogs at the cooking site, which is not wheelchair accessible, and lacks central AC, so dress appropriately for the weather. Here is more information regarding accessibility and allergies: http://wingnutrva.org/2012/12/15/accessibilityallergies-at-the-wingnut/ .
Greeting Days are held every month on the 3rd Sunday. If you miss this one, there will be more!