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In The Works, an anti-authoritarian and anti-art collective, has been the Food Not Bombs cook house for the Monday serving at 16th and Mission Plaza for the past year. They are now fighting eviction by new owner, Rick Holman of Asher Insights, for opening up their space to community groups like Food Not Bombs.Accused of “illegally occupying” their unit for “subletting or assigning” their space to groups such as Food Not Bombs and for hosting community events such as the Alter Anarchist Book Fair. Community spaces and organizations of the poor, homeless, and marginalized are the first to feel the blows of gentrification when outside forces try to mold a neighborhood into a profitable business venture. Displacement begins when our community’s right to free, healthy food is attacked by landlords such as Rick Holman.
The Monday cookhouse could use some extra help! Food prep, pick-ups, everything. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-503-1478. Or show up at 3265 17th Street #402 between 3 and 8 pm on Monday.
In addition to the Wednesday serving, Saturday won’t be serving Oct 6 or 13th. Sorry, just too few volunteers/too many people out of town. We’ll be back Oct 20.
Wednesday FNB serving will be on break starting October 1. We hope to return by mid-November.
If you have an alternative location where we can cook during this time, email email@example.com
Come to Hummingbird House (aka Saturday Cookhouse) for awesomeness! There will definitely be tasty food and probably live music. There will also be a short, to the point meeting where we will get stuff done!
If you’re considering volunteering, coming to a meeting is a great way to get plugged in and find out how you can be the most help.
Call Julia for directions: 415-215-1790
It’s time for our annual pride serving (aka Chez Gay) at the Transmarch! This year our planning has been very low key, so we’re hosting it as a potluck, and we encourage YOU to participate by bringing vegan/vegetarian food to share with others!
It can be tricky to find us so look for FNB banners, shirts and bike carts.
What: FNB Pride Potluck @ Transmarch. Bring a vegan or veggie dish to share.
Where: Dolores Park (18th And Dolores)
When: Friday, June 22, 2012, 3:00-6pm
Robert Yegge, was a smart, spirited and funny volunteer. He coordinated a FNB sharing for several years in the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park, cooking, serving and transporting food by wagon and bike. Robert fed dozens of hungry people and was a regular at our meetings. He was always generous, enthusiastic and willing to pitch in; he cracked us up and made us smile.
His life was cut tragically short this week in an accident while riding his bike. He will be greatly missed by SFFNB.
Friends, family and colleagues are invited to share their memories on this facebook page
A memorial potluck will be held this Sunday, June 10, 1-6pm at Marx Meadow in Golden Gate Park.
April Meeting Notes
from April 3, 2012 at In The Works
1. Rice and Beans Distribution: Rice and beans at In The Works, were distributed at end of meeting. In The Works will pick up rice and beans from Rainbow in the future. Also, ITW usually has extra potatos and rice that can be shared with other cookhouses.
2. Days that need help:
Saturday — could use help especially with cleanup around 6 pm
Wednesday — could use one or two more for serving, also could use help with food pickups
Sunday — needs new pickup person/ dumpsterer on Sunday, and moany one person to help cook if reliable
Monday ITW: possibly more food source people, and one or two more regular volunteers for food prep and cleanup. Normally starts prep at 2-3 pm and serves at 7.
There will be a new volunteer meeting Monday April 9, 7 pm at In The Works.
3. $50 was raised for SF FNB at the Anarchist Book Fair.
4. There is interest in starting a new serving at UN Plaza on the weekend — the person has equiptment but might want help with spices etc, can start in 2-3 weeks.
5. Fundraising for cups etc? Dana mentioned that Alex can often get free cups to share. Also sporks are only $6 for 1,000 at Cash adn Carry. Donation button on website? Paypal or other? Chela will do research, Ellen has bank account info, we can discuss next meeting.
6. Voicemail? No one person is consistantly checking. It can be accessed through the volunteer email (Google Voice). Julia proposed a new message — the current one sounds like a robot and is hard to understand.
7. Meeting schedule: Chela suggested two meetings per month on different days to accomodate different schedules. There was disagreement: the meetings might end up more fragmented. Suggestion to have meetings regularly on the first Tuesday of each month. It is important to post meetings on website before they happen.
8. Next meeting: Tuesday May 8, Ellen’s place, 8 pm.
Wednesday servings have resumed. We serve Wednesday night at 6pm in UN Plaza