Food Not Bombs

First became involved with Food Not Bombs in 1997 1-3 days a week. In the late summer and early fall of 1999 with about a dozen other volunteers I helped to expand the NYC FNB chapter from 1-3 days per week to a 5 day per week regular schedule. We also began supporting the burgeoning anti-globalization movement. We shared food at demonstrations and special events on an almost weekly basis. We also shared hot food with volunteers at Blackout Books while on our way to Tompkins Square Park.

We drove down to Washington D.C. together with food and supplies to support the A16 protests against the World Bank. When many of our bicycles, food and cooking supplies were illegally confiscated by police on the eve of the demonstration we made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead.

In the fall of 2000 I helped found the first Brooklyn Food Not Bombs. We shared meals weekly in McCaren Park and advertised in both Polish and English.

I became involved with the ABC No Rio based chapter of Food Not Bombs again in 2002 in the lead up to the World Economic Forum protests in NYC.

In 2009 a Bed-Stuy and Bushwick FNB chapters were founded in Brooklyn both of which I have supported through the present day, or until they became inactive.