Youth Count

Many members of our community, including both those we serve, and those who participate in our actions, face homelessness and/or housing insecurity. We’re proud to support the MA Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth. Right now, they need data on the homeless youth population in the state. If you are under 25 and impacted by housing instability to any extent, please consider taking this confidential survey. Please pass this on.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/massyouth

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Spring Has Sprung

Hey, come join us this Friday April 22 at Encuentro 5 (9 Hamilton Pl Suite 2a, Boston, MA 02108, where we have our weekly meetings, so close to Park St Station) at 6:30 PM for a screening of PlantPure Nation. This event is open to the public. We’ll have an informal discussion of the film after we see it.

As always, we look forward to our next opportunity to share a meal with our community this Saturday in Central Square Cambridge, and we’d love to see you there too. Come help us out, grab a bite, or just chat for a bit. We’re also gearing up for Wake Up The Earth on May 7 in Jamaica Plain. Because that event falls on a Saturday, we’ll need extra people to cover both it and the Central Square meal that day, so if you’ve been thinking about getting involved, now is a great time!

Rain or Shine

It rained yesterday, but that didn’t stop us. We set up a temporary shelter and served hot, healthy vegan food in Central Square, Cambridge like we do every Saturday afternoon. We had a hearty stew of rice, potatoes, beans, and lots of vegetables, and bread for days. Come on down to help us plan for upcoming events, or put on the next meal!

We also sent a couple of members down to Washington, DC this weekend. We contributed to the DC Food Not Bombs chapter’s weekly meal in Franklin Square Park. Since the city shut down D.C. General, there’s been increased need for services in the area. We also supported MassCann and DCMJ in their civil disobedience action at the White House.

Join us, and various groups from all over Boston, tomorrow afternoon at 60 State Street, Boston, MA to #MakeGEPay. We’ll provide some baked goods. Come make your voice heard. Demand accountability from your representatives for how your money’s spent.

In Solidarity

We just had another great meal today in Central Square, Cambridge. We served up hot grilled vegetable sandwiches with homemade guacamole and beet/veggie soup. Our street medic friends came out to join us, providing jackets and hot herbal tea. We were glad to serve so many of our neighbors a hot, healthy, tasty, vegan meal.

This week, we collected donations for a special purpose. All $107 generously donated by the people of Cambridge, MA today have gone to the Durham Solidarity Center’s Freedom Fighter Bond Fund “in its mission to oppose state repression and support those who act in good conscience to advance the cause of justice and equity.” They have issued an urgent appeal for support. We stand in solidarity with them. If you’d like, you can donate to this cause as well.

Going Strong

Boston Food Not Bombs has been putting on a weekly meal every Saturday afternoon in Central Square, Cambridge for a couple of months now. Let’s keep that momentum going. We’d love for you to come join us! We have a brand new banner and fliers (pictured). Come on down, grab a bite to eat, and if you’d like to, you can participate in meal preparation, serving, and/or cleanup.

We’re excited to be growing as a group, expanding our networks, and obtaining the equipment we need to serve our community. We’re proud to stand in solidarity with our neighbors, and help each other out as we can. We look forward to several events this spring where we’d like to serve meals. We would love to put on a second weekly meal in or around Boston, and in particular we’d like to serve in Boston itself (since we have been mostly in Cambridge so far). Check back in soon to see how that all goes, or get involved to be a part of the action!fnb fliers