FNB is active in over 1,000 cities around the world every week to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.
With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend billions on war?
The loose-knit network of independent FNB collectives gives mutual aid to campaigns for social justice in their communities or work in solidarity with struggles elsewhere. Visit the website to find your nearest group in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Central America, South America, Australia and Asia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand.
Or check out the Startup Kit for everything you need to start a local Food Not Bombs group in your community, including the 126 page Food Not Bombs handbook, with recipes for cooking for 100.
All our food is vegetarian, that is, no meat, dairy, or eggs. This is for many reasons, but for now, two will do.
First, the potential for problems with food spoilage are greatly reduced when dealing strictly with vegetables. With the process we use, we rarely hold the food we collect for more then a couple of hours.
Second, teaching people about the economic and health benefits of a vegetarian diet is directly connected to a healthy attitude about ourselves, each other, and the planet as a whole.
It is also a direct challenge to the injustice of the military/industrial economic system.
This is not to suggest that it is our policy that everyone should be vegetarian or that eating meat is wrong. We encourage awareness of vegetarianism for political, spiritual, and economic reasons. We only prepare food which is strictly from vegetable sources so people will always know and trust Food Not Bombs food has this standard whenever they come to our table. At times, we take already prepared dairy and meat products which might have been donated to us and take it to soup kitchens that are not vegetarian, because we believe eating is more important than being politically correct; however, we never cook with animal products.