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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

Donating to Food Not Bombs

Donated items should be shelf-stable, unopened (except for spices, which can be opened but must be in the original container), and vegan. We can also use produce: for example, if you have excess from a garden. Please only drop off produce between Friday and Sunday. Items can be dropped off at Food not Bombs which is on the side of the building through the gate of RVA Createspace, at 607 Wickham St. Richmond VA 23222.

If you would like to organize a food drive, contact rvafoodnotbombs@gmail.com, to work out details.

ITEMS TO DONATE

High Priority:
– Tin foil
– Vegetable oil and olive oil
– Cleaning products, especially dish soap, brushes, and packs of sponges.
– Large reusable tupperware
– Plastic bags
– Rinsed out plastic containers of various kinds (yogurt, take-out, etc)
– Plastic utensils
– Rice

General Items
– Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce
– Canned beans of all types, but especially kidney beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans (chickpeas). We have much more use for these beans than for green beans.
– Canned corn (not creamed corn), peas, and carrots
– Pasta sauce in jars or cans
– Spices, especially garlic powder, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and chili powder.
– Soy sauce
– Flour
– Sugar, white and brown
– Baking soda and powder
– Dry oatmeal
– Pasta
– Rice
– Drink mixes like: lemonade mix, iced tea mix, tea, hot cocoa, kool-aid.
Things which we need much less of, but find useful:
– Salad dressings
– Dried fruits
– Molasses or maple syrup
– Flavoring extracts like vanilla, almond, and lemon
– Shelf stable jars of apple sauce
– Vegetable shortening
– Vinegars
Specialty items which we usually cook without, but can use: 
– Vegannaise
– Nutritional yeast
– Egg replacer powder
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Food Not Bombs Rotational Hosting Schedule begins next weekend.

Food Not Bombs Rotational Hosting Schedule begins next weekend.

Richmond Food Not Bombs, our local autonomous chapter of the global anti-militarist, anti-capitalist food access organization, is beginning their rotational hosting schedule on December 1st. For the month of December, we will be cooking at 1202 North 22nd Street. For January, we will be cooking at 3100 1st Avenue. We will continue to serve at the habitual place and time, 4pm at the corner of Main and Belvidere Streets in Monroe Park.

Donating Items to Food Not Bombs

Donated items should be shelf-stable, unopened (except for spices, which can be opened but must be in the original container), and vegan. We can also use produce- for example, if you have excess from a garden- but please only drop off produce on Saturday or Sunday. Items can be dropped off on the porch of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective, at 2005 Barton Avenue, Richmond Virginia. If you would like to organize a can drive, contact rvafoodnotbombs@gmail.com, to work out details. 

Vegan means no animal products, meaning no meat, fish, meat broths or stock, lard, dairy, gelatin, or eggs. Honey is ok. 
 
General Items
– Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce
– Vegetable oil and olive oil
– Canned beans of all types, but especially kidney beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans (chickpeas). We have much more use for these beans than for greenbeans. 
– Canned corn (not creamed corn), peas, and carrots
– Pasta sauce in jars or cans
– Spices, especially garlic powder, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and chili powder. 
– Soy sauce
– Flour
– Sugar, white and brown
– Baking soda and powder
– Dry oatmeal
– Pasta
– Rice
– Drink mixes like: lemonade mix, iced tea mix, tea, hot cocoa (without milk products), kool-aid.
– Tin foil
– Cleaning products, especially dish soap, brushes, and packs of sponges.
 
Things which we need much less of, but find useful:
– Salad dressings
– Dried fruits
– Molasses or maple syrup
– Flavoring extracts like vanilla, almond, and lemon
– Shelf stable jars of apple sauce
– Vegetable shortening
– Vinegars
 
Specialty items which we usually cook without, but can use: 
– Vegannaise
– Nutritional yeast
– Egg replacer powder
 
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New Facebook Page

New Facebook Page

Richmond Food Not Bombs has a new Facebook page; this will help us disseminate information about our needs quickly, in a way that ensures our posts make it onto people’s feeds. If you use Facebook, please “like” the page in order to receive updates and information.