Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Bonanza 2012

Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Bonanza 2012

Hurricane Sandy will not stop us! Starting, November 17th and going on through November 24th, Long Island Food Not Bombs and Community Solidarity, Inc. will be holding their largest endeavor to date; it will include parties, Food Shares, copious amounts of decadent meals, the sharing of clothing, books and the organized efforts of hundreds of community members.

This, our Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Bonanza, is taking on a new significance in the wake of the terrible disaster that has left over a Hundred Thousand of our neighbors Homeless. Hurricane Sandy broke many of our homes, but it will not break our spirit, or our community.

At a time when a hot meal, and warm place to stay, has taken on a new meaning for many families, come join us, help us make this year’s Thanksgiving Bonanza something truly to be Thankful for.

So here's a big way you can help; the largest of all our planned events will be the Vegan Thanksgiving. It's a 2-day affair that starts as an all night cooking party, (on Nov.17th, everyone is invited) and culminates into the Vegan Thanksgiving Food Share the next day (Nov.18th) in Hempstead, the “Hempstead Food Share Bonanza”.

The Hempstead Food Share, on November 18th, will be the largest Food Not Bombs ever (even bigger than last years, which was the largest FNB event to date)! We expect to be able to share a vegan feast with everyone of the well over 2,000+ people that come! We'll then be continuing the week with nearly a dozen events spread across our Food Shares in Bed-Stuy, Coram, Huntington, Farmingville, Wyandanch and across many other communities that were hit the hardest by the storm.

Please Spread The Word! This is our most ambitious project to date, and in the wake of Hurricane Sandy we all feel like we've been punched in the face. To pull this 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!

In addition, we ask that you consider making a monetary donation to our efforts. Long Island Food Not Bombs and Community Solidarity have done some incredible things this year, including spearheading the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort here on Long Island! And we do this on a shoestring budget, but with your help it doesn't have to be that way!

: List of Events

Saturday, November 17th @ Noon: Expanded Wyandanch Thanksgiving Food Share
Saturday, November 17th @ 3pm: Expanded BedStuy Thanksgiving Food Share
*Saturday, November 17th @ 7pm: Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking Party @ JonSTeps' House
*Sunday, November 18th @ 2pm: Hempstead Food Share Bonanza
Monday, November 19th @ 5:30pm: Hurricane Sandy/Thanksgiving Sleeping Bag & Blanket Share
Monday, November 19th @ 9pm: Dumpster Scavenger Hunt/LIFNB Olympics
Tuesday, November 20th @ 7pm: Huntington Thanksgiving Food Share
Wednesday, November 21st @All Day/Night: Solidarity Caravans
Thursday, November 22nd @11am: LIFNB Thanksgiving Lunch in Farmingville
Thursday, November 22nd @ 6:30pm: Farmingville Food Share
Friday, November 23rd @ 2pm: Pies Not Bombs p.1
Saturday, November 24th @ Noon: Pies Not Boms! Wyandanch
Saturday, November 24th @3pm: Pies Not Bombs! Bed-Stuy

Expanded Details:

Saturday, November 17th @ Noon

Expanded Wyandanch Thanksgiving Food Share

Vegan Thanksgiving

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

Straight Path
Wyandanch, NY 11798

Saturday, November 17th @ 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 17th @ 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 17th @ 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/events/522402544438006

Sunday, November 18th @ 2pm

Vegan Thanksgiving Food Share Bonanza 2012, aka the largest FNB ever!

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Sunday, November 18th at 2pm Long Island Food Not Bombs and Community Solidarity,Inc. 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 vegan feast made up of dozens of delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.

It's all part of our annual Thanksgiving celebrations. This event, the Hempstead Bonanza, will be the largest Food Share in the 31 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 and in defiance of Hurricane Sandy.

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 yet again.

But to make this happen we need your help. Take the pledge to help out and stand in solidarity! Or donate some much-needed funds to our nonprofit. We encourage everyone to participate by collecting needed items (like clothing, books, toys and other necessities) and sharing them with us on the 20th. 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/events/451351934906824

Monday, November 19th @ 5:30pm

Hurricane Sandy Relief, Thanksgiving Blanket Share

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Monday, November 19th @ 5:30pm Long Island Food Not Bombs volunteers will be distributing blankets and sleeping bags to anyone that needs them in communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. 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 and the Long Island relief effort.

There are tons of people who will still be sleeping without power or without a home, please help us warm their hearts. Plus, sharing something to keep them warm is extremely important this winter. Please consider collecting a few blankets and sleeping bags to distribute at this event.

To be annouced.

RSVP on facebook:http://www.facebook.com/events/508996742453191

Monday, November 19th @ 9pm

Dumpster Scavenger Hunt/ LIFNB Olympics

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Monday, November 19th @ 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.

BE ADVISED: You must RSVP for this event and receive the password to join. Space is limited, so we have to turn away anyone without a password.

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

You Must RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/350802528348985

Tuesday, November 20th @ 7pm

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

Wednesday, November 21st @ All Day

LIFNB Solidarity Caravans

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Wednesday, Nov. 21st Long Island Food Not Bombs will be organizing volunteers interested in picking up and delivering food across Long Island/NYC into teams that will bring aid to soup kitchens, panties and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The idea is to pair volunteers together, have them collect donations of food and clothing, and have them deliver those donations to people in need across Long Island.

If you have any questions about this event please email us at LongIslandFoodNotBombs [at] gmail [dot] com or if you'd like to signup to help out, please take the pledge here.

Various locations across Long Island & NYC.

Thursday, November 22nd 11:00am

LIFNB Thanksgiving Lunch in Farmingville

Vegan Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, 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 or help by Donating Some Funds.

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

RSVP on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/137241459757633

Thursday, November 22nd 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 in Farmingville (Please note we'll be holding this Share 30 minutes before our regular time). Unfortunately, since 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 or take the pledge here.

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

Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th

Pies Not Bombs!

Vegan Thanksgiving

You may not realize this, but every food store on Long Island tosses out their surplus pumpkin and apple pies the day after Thanksgiving. That's unless we come in to save them! Long Island Food Not Bombs will be traveling to stores across Nassau, Suffolk, Kings and Manhattan counties to collect those pies for redistribution. Last year we shared thousands of pies with our neighbors and with your help we hope to do an even better job of it this year.


Friday, November 23rd @1pm
Huntington Train Station, Southside Parking Lot
New York Ave & Broadway
HuntingtonNY 11743

Saturday, November 24th @Noon
Wyandanch Food Share
Straight Path & Commonwealth Dr.
Wyandanch, NY 11798

Saturday, November 24th @3pm
Bed-Stuy Food Share
Lafayette & Marcy Ave 
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Meet ups will be announced, check www.lifnb.com for upcoming details.

RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/368713699879969/

Closing Thoughts

Previous Years' Thanksgiving Food Share Bonanzas

Vegan Thanksgiving

Are you curious about what the Long Island Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Bonanza looked like in years past? Our 2011 Thanksgiving celebrations we're the largest Food Not Bombs events in world history, but for 2012 we're looking to do better, much better. You can find more information about our past celebrations, write ups, pictures and videos here.

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

Posted Nov 10 2012 - 6:43pm by LongIslandFNB

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