Sunday, November 23, 2008

Food Not Bombs 1st feeding 11/22/08

To prepare for our FNB feeding, the night before Jess, Ramon, and Chris came over to my house. We cooked falafel, spaghetti, a huge bunch of rice, some noodles out of a package, and some Amy's macaroni and cheese. The next day, with the help of Bailey and his dad's van, we managed to cart that food and lots of bagels and applesauce and food Chris had brought, to Sunflower Park. With Joe, Chris, Dylan, and me setting up at this point, the prospects looked great. We put a table up under the pavilion at Sunflower park, laid out the food and the silverware and plates and washcloths, and milled around, eating our own food and waiting. I left with Joe to get a banner out of his car to spraypaint a FoodNotBombs logo on in order to attract more people, and when we came back about six or seven friends had shown up. It was cool having a crowd, especially a crowd of friends, eating and talking and having a good time. The spraypainted sign idea sort of failed (it looked really sloppy and unprofessional). Any attempts to spraypaint on vinyl should be avoided. Afterward, packing up this stuff was hard because of our lack of Bailey and his vehicle. We sort of just piled it into Joe's car for a while. We need a FoodNotBombs-specific vehicle. And next time I'm sure if we'd had a sign we'd have more people, lots more. It was a good day and I was surprised to see it work out like it did. The next feeding will be bumpin'. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Criticism? Send them my way!


Thursday, November 13, 2008


a mission statement for deland food not bombs i thought up this morning, goes a little something like this...

to give out free, enriching meals while, and i stress this, while not being or becoming self-righteous assholes about it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008



Sunday, November 2, 2008

Spoke-punching good time 11/15/08

With jack o' lanterns slowly sagging in the sun and and the great month of November ushering in an air of festivity, DeLand Critical Mass is almost upon us once again.
But this time we're changing things a bit!
For starters, we're going to have a destination this time- Lake Woodruff! It's near Deleon Springs, so the ride won't be ridiculously long or terribly short. Gnarly!
And we're having it on a Saturday!
And it's in the daytime!
And, possibly most importantly, it's a Food Not Bombs benefit ride! This means it's a normal ride, but instead of just bringing snacks for you and the crew, you also bring one or two cans of any vegetarian (we'd love it to be vegan which means no dairy or animal products whatsoever, but if that doesn't work for you vegetarian is fine) food for our food not bombs feeding at the Art Festival in downtown Deland on the 22nd. So bring a can and let's ride! Nuff Said!
Alternatively, we REALLY NEED pots, pans, forks and spoons, and washcloths, so if you have any of those things at hand bring 'em too!

MEETING AT: The Taco Bell parking lot by Blockbuster and in the same lot as Publix (by Internation Boulevard) in northern Deland.
TIME: 4:30 pm
BRING: One or two cans of vegetarian food OR any pots/pans/utensils/other supplies listed above.
DESTINATION: Lake Woodruff

Oh, and I'm typing with capitals! I don't know if i like it or not. We'll see.