Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Bonanza 2010

Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Bonanza 2010

Starting November 20th and going through November 25th Long Island Food Not Bombs will be holding its largest endeavor to date; it will include parties, Food Shares, copious amounts of decadent foods, the sharing of clothing, books and the organized efforts of thousands of community members. The largest of all these events will be Vegan Thanksgiving. It's a 2-day affair that starts as an all night cooking party, (on Nov.20th, everyone is invited) and culminates into the Vegan Thanksgiving Food Share the next day in Hempstead (“the Hempstead Food Share Bonanza”).

The Hempstead Food Share, on November 21st, will be the largest Food Not Bombs ever! We expect to be able to share a feast with everyone that comes! We'll then be continuing the week with nearly a dozen events spread across our Food Shares in Bedstuy, Coram, Huntington and Farmingville.

Please Spread the word! This is our most ambitious project to date and to pull it off we are going to need your help, your friends help and even the help of their friends. Solidarity is what makes Long Island Food Not Bombs so strong and we ask that you help us make these events even more absurdly inspirational than we could ever imagine.

Vegan Thanksgiving

To do this we ask that you Take The Pledge To Volunteer at one of our events, to help collect materials or to help in a variety of other needed ways. Solidarity and creating something incredible is soooo much easier than you think. Take The Pledge Here!

: List of Events

Saturday, November 20th @ 3pm: Expanded BedStuy Thanksgiving Food Share
*Saturday, November 20th @ 7pm: Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking Party @ JonSTeps’ House
*Sunday, November 21st @ 2pm: Hempstead Food Share Bonanza
Monday, November 22nd @ 5:30pm: Coram Thanksgiving Sleeping Bag/ Blanket Food Share
Monday, November 22nd @ 9pm: Dumpster Scavenger Hunt/LIFNB Olympics
Tuesday, November 23rd @ 6:30pm: Huntington Thanksgiving Food Share
Thursday, November 25th @11am: LIFNB Thanksgiving Lunch in Farmingville
Thursday, November 25th @ 6:30pm: Farmingville Food Share

Expanded Details:

Saturday, November 20th @ 3pm

Expanded BedStuy Thanksgiving Food Share

Vegan Thanksgiving

Our weekly BedStuy Food Share will be expanded the Saturday before Thanksgiving and will include more hot meals, groceries and clothing. To help organize this event please email us at LongIslandFoodNotBombs [at] gmail [dot] com.

Von King Park
Lafayette & Marcy Ave
Brooklyn NY 11216

Saturday, November 20th @ 7pm

Vegan Thanksgiving Extraordinaire @ JonSTeps' House

Vegan Thanksgiving

Deep-frying, dirty dancing and treats. Yes it’s back, Long Island FNB & JonSTeps are having yet another Vegan Thanksgiving and this time it’s loftier than them all.

Come over to Jon's house on Saturday, November 20th @ 7pm. Bring friends, drinks, awesome vegan dishes and MORE IMPORTANTLY - Vegan Staples and Warm Clothing that can be given out at the following FNB Food Share - “Hempstead Food Share Bonanza”.

Think of this as one part Holiday Party, one part largest Vegan Potluck ever and one part largest Food Not Bombs ever!!!

It’s $5 to $10 dollars to get in, sliding scale, and if you’re super cool you’ll bring, clothing (winter clothing especially), toys, books, games, bikes, skateboard, vegan staples (canned beans, bagged rice, etc…) Everyone is welcome to a place to crash for the night and in the morning you’re welcome to join us for FNB and the craziness that is the Thanksgiving Food Share Bonanza.


Check out www.lifnb.com for updates. If you need directions please email us at LongIslandFoodNotBombs [at ] gmail [dot] com.

RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164088040291214

Sunday, November 21st @ 2pm

Hempstead Thanksgiving Food Share Bonanza 2010, aka the largest FNB ever!

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Sunday, November 21st at 2pm Long Island Food Not Bombs will be transforming the weekly Hempstead Food Share into what we’re calling the Hempstead Food Share Bonanza.

In addition to sharing tens-of-thousands of pounds of Thanksgiving groceries, clothing and books - we’ll also be dishing up a cooked feast made up of dozens of delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.

It’s all part of our annual Thanksgiving celebrations. This event, Hempstead Bonanza, will be the largest Food Share in the 30 year history of the international Food Not Bombs movement, it will be the largest vegan Thanksgiving ever and it will be the embodiment of a community that is standing in solidarity against hunger.

Basically, this thing is just going to be huge. Last year, this event was the largest Food Not Bombs Food Share in ever! This year we’re looking to outdo ourselves, big time!

But to make this happen we need your help. Take the pledge to help out and stand in solidarity! We encourage everyone to participate by collecting needed items (like clothing, books, toys and other necessities) and sharing them with us on the 21st. We also encourage everyone to cook up their favorite vegan dishes and bring them down as well.

Hempstead Train Station
W. Columbia St. & Station Plaza.
Hempstead, NY 11550

RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164209533612369

Monday, November 22nd @ 5:30pm

Coram Thanksgiving Blanket/Sleeping Bag Share

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Monday, November 22nd @ 5:30pm volunteers at the Coram Food Share will be distributing blankets and sleeping bags to anyone that needs them. It's just like the spirit of the first Thanksgiving, but instead of sharing smallpox to further genocide we’ll be sharing warmth to further solidarity.

There are tons of people who are sleeping on the streets in Coram. Sharing something to keep them warm is extremely important this winter and we’re looking for your help to do this. Please consider collecting a few blankets and sleeping bags to distribute at this event.

Coram Plaza
Mill Rd.
Coram, NY 11727

RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117641884965362

Monday, November 22nd @ 9pm

Dumpster Scavenger Hunt/ LIFNB Olympics

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Monday, November 22nd @ 9pm we’ll be meeting up on the North Side of the Huntington Train Station (by the Station house), for a Dumpster Scavenger Hunt/LIFNB Olympics. This is a 2-part event - for the first part, we’ll be breaking up into teams and scavenging Long Island for hidden treasures. For the second part you’ll be pitted against impossible odds that test you’re skills as dedicated food not bombs volunteers. Expect crazy fun, adventure and new friends.

This event is open to everyone, feel free to bring friends, rides will be available from the Train Station if you need one. You also do not need to stay for the whole event (like if you’re one of those people who have work the next day or something). But that said, you're going want to stay.

Huntington Train Station
Broadway & Rt.110
Huntington Station, NY 11746

RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100246523380676

Tuesday, November 23rd @ 6:30pm

Huntington Thanksgiving Food Share

Vegan Thanksgiving

We welcome everyone to participate in a special Huntington Thanksgiving Food Share – come volunteer and help share with your community. It would be excellent if you could cook up a vegan dish for this Food Share. In Huntington we have a large amount of children (ages 6-12) who help us out. If you have any extra toys, books, clothes or school supplies that you’d like to share they’ll get put to good use.

If you have any questions about this event please email us at LongIslandFoodNotBombs [at] gmail [dot] com.

See our website, www.lifnb.com for updates as this date approaches.

Huntington Food Share
E. 6th St. & Fairground Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743

Thursday, November 25th 11:00am

LIFNB Thanksgiving Lunch in Farmingville

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, you’re invited to share lunch with Long Island Food Not Bombs in Farmingville at our weekly Food Share location off Horseblock Rd. (click here for the address).

From 11am-1pm we’ll be sharing hot meals with anyone who’d like to stop by. Feel free to cook up your tasty vegan dishes and share them with the hundreds of people who will be stopping by. This event is being run as a potluck so your participation is greatly appreciated. You can bring extra clothing, books or whatever else you can think of.

Please consider sharing your time to help make this event, and our other Thanksgiving events, as great as possible. Take The Pledge To Get Involved Here!

Farmingville Food Share
Horseblock Rd & Woodycrest Dr
Farmingville, NY 11738

RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139066359479669

Thursday, November 25th 6:30pm

Farmingville Food Share

Vegan Thanksgiving

After a week of crazy events it’s easy to forget that we still have our weekly Food Share at 6:30pm in Farmingville. Because this Food Share is during dinnertime on Thanksgiving many of our regular volunteers will be with their families, and there for, not be able to make it. Because of this we’re asking for your help, with the Share and the litany of pickups we do before hand. If you’re interested in helping out please email us at LongIslandFoodNotBombs [at] gmail [dot] com

Farmingville Food Share
Horseblock Rd & Granny Rd
Farmingville, NY 11738

Closing Thoughts

Last Year's Thanksgiving Food Share Bonanza

Vegan Thanksgiving

Are you curious about what the Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Bonanza looked like last year? Our 2009 Thanksgiving celebrations we're the largest Food Not Bombs events in world history, but for 2010 we're looking to do better, much better. You can find more information about our past celebrations, write ups and pictures, here.

We hope these memories inspire you to Take The Pledge To Volunteer!

Posted Nov 8 2010 - 9:06pm by LongIslandFNB

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