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Orlando Food Not Bombs is under attack and is currently being arrested, harassed, and labeled “food terrorists” despite public outcry. Ways you can support Orlando FNB

  • Call (407) 246-2221 and tell mayor Buddy Dyer arrests of FNB in orlando.
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The City of Orlando, the home of Disney World in Florida, is being sued in court today over a city law that has effectively made it illegal for any group to feed more than 25 people at a time in downtown parks without a permit. It also limits groups to no more than two permits per park, per year. The group Food Not Bombs has refused to obey the new law—saying food is a right, not a privilege—and has continued to serve free meals to the poor and homeless. However, over the past month more than 20 members of the organization have been arrested.  Read more at Democracy Now



Thanks everyone for making the chez gay cafe a success! See you again next year 🙂

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Orlando Food not Bombs are on the front lines and need are support ( 15 arrest so
far ) . They have been arrested on there last 3 SHARINGS and are planning to SHARE
again  TODAY ( 5pm EST ) . S.F.  Food not Bombs is planing a day SOLIDARITY with are
SISTERS & BROTHERS on the front lines in the war on FREE SPEECH and SHARING food
with another human being . Please come out  enjoy GREAT FOOD and are special guest
NICK PORTARO , who was one of the first people to Document S.F FNB struggle that's
so relevant TODAY !  STATION 40 ,3030-B 16th ST  any time after 2pm , SHARING at 7pm
 ( banner drop ) . Short film 8:30 with NICK . PLEASE FORWARD !!

Join SF FNB for our annual tradition — the Chez Gay Cafe and Potluck at the Transmarch! We’ve been doing this for 4 years now and are super excited for it to be this time of year again! San Francisco Food Not Bomb will provide some food, be cooking veggies at the park, but PLEASE bring veg food to share.

All are welcome to share food and eat.

(As always?)  bonus points awarded for:

– for bringing food to share or chopped food to grill.
– remembering your own utensil / plate
– dressing in costume, double points if it’s french
– wearing your “vintage” chez gay tuxedo t-shirt (if you want one I think we still have the screen can make some the morning of)
– volunteering to cook in the hot sun

If you would like to volunteer for prep work or cooking at the park email

We’re generally a chill bunch, but disrespect for  queer, trans, genderqueer or gender variant folks will not be tolerated.

Dolores Park

3pm, June 24th, Friday!


In attendance Evan, Irish, Dana, Ethan, Mike, Julia, and Ellen

Mike and Julia want to start a serving in the Haight at Stanyan on Saturdays. Need food sources, pots, cutting boards, knives. Starting June 25th cooking at 1:30pm and serving at 6pm. Evan can provide dumpster maps as food source.

Dana knows Ray who has a burning man workshop where we can make sheet metal FNB signs with LED lights!

At Trans March June 24th 3-6pm FNB serving “Le Chez Gay” small crew needed to help serving and people can bring food pot luck style.

Offer for kitchen in Bayview. One volunteer available and food sources as well.

James from Wednesday wants to start a serving in the Castro.

12 arrests in Orlando. People’s homes are getting raided and people are getting harassed. Support needed! Direct actions wanted for solidarity. There’s a call for people who are willing to get arrested to go and help Orlando FNB. This Thursday the 16th there’s going to be a five course meal, film screening, and donations made for Orlando at Station 40.

There’s going to be a direct action against the drug war. City hall 12pm Friday 17th.

Canadian television World’s Weirdest Restaurant wants FNB to do a spot about freeganism. Evan wants to investigate and report back.

Mike wants to know who has the archives?

Next meeting: Thursday will host time and date TBA

June Food Not Bombs Meeting
Bring a vegan dish or dessert to share. I’ll be just getting off work, so I can’t provide food. Sorry.
Bring your own plate, cup, and utensils.

Saturday, June 11th 7pm

Sunday Cookhouse
Leavenworth at Washington
(email vegell at yahoo dot com for details)

Muni 1, 27,  Powell-Hyde St Cable Car

Bike: Please lock your bike on the street. There’s a small nook in my lobby to fit maybe two bikes.

Walk and bike advise: the flattest way coming from the south is to go up Van Ness or Polk to Washington then up to Leavenworth.
See you there!

Thursday June 16th , ST40 . Nick Portoro ,  a documentary film maker will show his footage of what was happening here in S.F. against FOOD not BOMBS . Come in joy a 4 or 5 course VEGAN meal with FRIENDS (7pm) , after woods we will sign a PETITION in support of ORLANDO and watch a well put together film piece . There is nothing closer to my heart , then the INSANE struggle against ORLANDO FOOD not BOMBS . Please come out for a great night of FOOD & FRIENDS & SOLIDARITY !!! Please FORWARD …..


Note: Servings may cancel in the event of rain

WED: 16th & Mission – 6:30 PM.

FRI: 65 9th St. – 6:45 PM.

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June 2011