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We Moved Kitchens and Parks in 2016

We forgot to update the website (or just didn’t have access to it). Luckily it has been recovered along with the email address. The quickest way to reach us continues to be through our facebook page. Richmond Food not Bombs is now cooking out of a community kitchen in partnership with RVA Createspace. We serve at Abner Clay park on Sundays at Mondays at 4PM. We will start updating the website and checking our emails again. Although our operations never ceased, there was an organizational lull / transitional time in late 2016 Some things (e.g. website/email) were not made priorities, but food rescued and served to folks in need always was. We are back in full force again. Thanks for all your support!

On the Closing of Monroe Park

Monroe Park, where we serve our meals every Sunday, is still under attack. The park is a major day site for homeless folks and one of few spots for key services like running water and restrooms. A Society Without A Name, for People Without A Home, is rallying to keep Monroe Park open and accessible for everyone.

ASWAN is circulating a petition in support of their efforts as they organize amongst park users and negotiate with the City. Please sign and share!
http://tinyurl.com/Monroe-ASWAN

Boycott List- Free Monroe Park

Last week, the Richmond City Council leased Monroe Park to the Monroe Park Conservancy, ostensibly because the city can no longer afford to handle management of the park (though they can afford to put 3 million dollars toward renovations, directed by the MPC). The Conservancy has expressed, repeatedly, their intention to prevent homeless or “homeless-looking” people from using the park. Monroe Park is our largest public park; it must remain free for all to use.

The following businesses and institutions are connected to individuals attempting to gentrify Monroe Park by either 1) Having a representative as an officer or director of the Monroe Park Conservancy 2) having a Monroe Park Conservancy member as an employee 3) donating to the Conservancy 4) are owned by a Conservancy official or 5) employ or are owned by a member of the Monroe Park Advisory Council. Don’t patronize them, don’t donate to them, don’t attend their events, and don’t do business with them. Full list through the link.

Boycott List.

Boycott List

The following businesses and institutions are connected to individuals attempting to gentrify Monroe Park by either 1) Having a representative as an officer or director of the Monroe Park Conservancy 2) having a Monroe Park Conservancy member as an employee 3) donating to the Conservancy 4) are owned by a Conservancy official or 5) employ or are owned by a member of the Monroe Park Advisory Council. Don’t patronize them, don’t donate to them, don’t attend their events, and don’t do business with them.

  • Collegiate School
  • Corrugated Partners, LLC
  • Hunton & Williams
  • McGuireWoods
  • Monroe Park Conservancy (duh)
  • Red SHED/Vineyard Meadow
  • Southern Federal Tax Institute
  • Venture Richmond
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • William Miller House Bed and Breakfast
  • WORK Labs
  • 3north

The following events are organized by Venture Richmond. Mayor Jones is the President of Venture Richmond as well as a member of the Monroe Park Conservancy. Boycott these events.

  • Brown’s Island and Turning Basin rentals for events
  • Dominion Riverrock
  • Easter on Parade
  • Friday Cheers
  • Eerie Canal Tours
  • Richmond Folk Festival
  • RVA Fireworks on the James
  • 2nd Street Festival

The following businesses, nonprofits, and other institutions are connected to the listed City Council members. These firms are either owned by a council member, employ a council member, or have a council member on a governing board. Don’t donate to them, don’t do business with them, don’t collaborate with them, and don’t patronize them.

Charles Samuels

Samuels Law Firm

Chris Hilbert

Virginia Housing Development Authority

Cynthia Newbille

Richmond Memorial Health Foundation

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Sports Backers

Ellen F. Robertson

Richmond Family & Fatherhood Initiative

Jonathan Baliles

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Richmond Folk Festival

RVA Street Art Festival

River City Rapids

Michelle Mosby

Help Me Help You Foundation

International Hair Salon

Exit First Realty

Reva Trammell

RMT, LLC

We’re broke!

Howdy, folks, we’re in a bit of a tight financial spot: we haven’t been able to run any fundraisers lately, and we’re not going to be able to pay for staple supplies this month without some help. If you can donate, please contact Kat at 703-859-0393. We have a PayPal, but we need the money for Sunday, and we wouldn’t be able to get to it by then.

Additional contact people to follow soon. 

Upcoming Food Not Bombs Schedule

This is an image of the upcoming rotation schedule for Food Not Bombs!

The short version is as follows:

In February 2014, the host site is 2005 Barton Ave. 

In March 2014, the host site is 1202 N. 22nd St.

In April 2014, the host site is 3100 1st Ave.

See you there!