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Karen make sure you get a copy of the zine! This article (+pictures) is in it ... thanks so much for contributing : )

Reply to: Shutting Down The Philadelphia Army Experience Center *7 years 32 weeks ago

Karen this article is great

Reply to: Shutting Down The Philadelphia Army Experience Center *7 years 32 weeks ago

it looks like jon posted it on the front page ... i don't think i can go but it seems like a great way to show your support to his family.

Reply to: Marcelo Lucero memorial *7 years 33 weeks ago

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Reply to: New Long Island Food Not Bombs Chapter --- Farmingville!!! *7 years 35 weeks ago

ya go for it

Reply to: Shutting Down The Philadelphia Army Experience Center *7 years 36 weeks ago

Hello from Russia!
Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

Reply to: Shutting Down The Philadelphia Army Experience Center *7 years 36 weeks ago

The flyer was translated and given out in Farmingville and I believe it helped. Although people waited for all the food to be placed out on the tables, the grabbing of the food by some was a little unsettling. I think this could change if we had more help. The great news is, though, the apparent desire people had to help out as witnessed by a lot of people cleaning up by breaking down the boxes as they were emptied and picking up garbage off the ground throughout the whole food share. When the food was gone, so was all the garbage.

Reply to: New flyer *7 years 39 weeks ago

We've got ballon animals !!!

Reply to: Hempstead Fall Festival/BBQ in Mirschel Park Moved to October 11th *7 years 39 weeks ago

I’ve made the flier, fixed the date, created an event page on our website (http://www.lifnb.com/events/hempstead_fall_festivalbbq_mirschel_park). But there’s still a lot more that needs to be done.

Things we need:
*A portable BBQ grill.
*Hot Apple Cider
*Large Signs in English and Spanish, (1 for the Hempstead Train Station that tells folks the Food Share will be in the park for the day, 1 for the entrance way of the Park , 1 at the intersection of Terrace Ave and Atlantic Ave with an arrow pointing where to go.)
*Paper plates, cups, forks, etc…
*1-2 folks will to drive folks from the train station to the park if they can’t walk.
*Fun games & entertainment for the park.

How you can help, Sign Up Sheet:

    Cook awesome vegan food for the BBQ


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    Act as a translator for the event.

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    Drive folks unable to walk to and from the event.

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    Help make signs.

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    Bring park blankets


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    Help translate the flier translation


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    Bring a BBQ grill


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    Bring Refreshments


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    Create creative fun projects for everyone

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    Talk to community members about organizing with the community, i.e. zine project, gardening, etc..

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Reply to: Hempstead BBQ/ Fall Celebration in Mirschel Park, September 27th. *7 years 39 weeks ago

hey all,
so i'm pretty beat right now, sorry if this email doesn't sound as excited and energetic as i usually do in person.
here's the deal: we want to keep going with the zine. it seems like a cool way to get people as a group to come together and reflect on different things effecting their own lives, their communities, and food not bombs. as a way of getting people more motivated, we thought that tying this issue together with the theme of "identity" would give people a base to start out on, ideas to work from.
so far we have one article (from alex) on why we, fnb, are not a church organization. i want to include at least:
one poem/creative piece from an established poet (last issue: pablo neruda in spanish and english);
alex's article;
one personal history/interview/something from a community member at the food share (maybe someone who tells us good stories?);
a recipe (using materials you can find at the foodshare);
a craft project (ditto);
one article about a national/state level issue (war spending, etc.);
one local-type article about an issue involving one of the places we do a foodshare;
ANYTHING else you are interested in, think other people are interested in, or want to contribute.

this is also going on the forums right here: http://www.lifnb.com/forum/new_zine_issue_october_1st
let me know what you think, and hopefully i'll see people this weekend : )
xoxo
monk

EDIT: i forgot to mention artwork. photos, pictures, etc. we need those too!

Reply to: New Zine Issue. October 1st *7 years 40 weeks ago

So I've been working on a tri-fold flier for the Hempstead Food Share (It's a paper thats folded twice to make a 6 page brochure). Below are what I have for the 6 sections for this flier, please add your thoughts, should we put something else in? reword something? take something out?

Section 1

How Food Not Bombs works:
(diagram)

Bulk fruits & vegetables table:
-These tables are made up of certain bulk items that we know there are enough of for everyone. The idea is that everyone can get a little of everything at this table. If you want more of one thing and less of another just let the person sharing the food know.

Specialty Table:
-The specialty tables are made up of items that are limited and in high demand. This can include frozen foods, desSerts, grocery items and miscellaneous produce. Because there is such vArity but limited quantity it's hard to make sure everyone gets exactly what they want, but that said you’ll probably get something good. When its your turn tell the folks behind the table what you’re looking for and they’ll do their best to help you out.

Bread Table:
-Fairly self explanatory, feel free to get a couple of loaVEs of bread for you and your neighbors

Clothing Table & Miscellaneous items:
-We always try to make sure that we have a table full of clothEs. Feel free to help yourself if there's anything you like. Also feel to collect extra clothEs and bring them to share with your neighbOrs each week.

Cooked Food Table:
The Cooked Food Table usually starts up 30-45 minutes after the food share. You can get a nice plate of vegan grub and join us for lunch.

Food Access Table:
This table is for people who have trouble standing in the crowd and could use some assistance in gathering their share of groceries. This table can be for the elderly, disabled and parents with young children. This table is not for able bodied adults.

Community Library:
This table is for knowledge

Section 2:

Behavior at the Food Share Table:

+Discrimination, threats & violence of any form will not be tolerated at our Food Share tables. If this is going on please let us know and we'll intervene. We're also eager to hear your thoughts on this matter.

+Please don't put your hand out, If you see someone doing this politely tell them this isn't charity. It might take some time but we'd like to talk to everyone and find out what you're looking for instead of just giving you something you might not want.

+Please respect the people sharing the food and the people in the crowd. There's no need to hustle for free food. There are a lot of people at Food Share tables and sometimes folks sharing food can get overwhelmed.

+If you're not helping to share the food at a particular table please avoid going to the back of that table. While the Food Share is going on we're constantly moving things back and forth and we need to keep this area clear.

+Once you get your share from a certain table, please step back let others get their share. If you'd like to get a second go at any table we ask that you come back to it in 20 minutes or after everyone else has gotten a share.

+Crowds can be really large at Food Shares, getting out of the crowd and coming back in will just make your wait longer.

Section 3

Stay in contact with us:
www.lifnb.com
631.223.4370
www.myspace.com/LongIslandFNB
www.lifnb.com/newsletter
LongIslandFoodNotBombs[at]gmail[dot]com
Stay after the food share to talk to us.

Section 4

How you can participate
+help share food
+help with pick ups
+share your thoughts on our website or through our zine.
+Save your bags to bring next week, or bring extra bags to share with everyone.
+If you speech Spanish and English help us translate at the food share.
+Help us clean up afterwards.
+Need more ideas

We want your thoughts:
This is a community project and we want to create a dialogue to share ideas on how we can all overcome the many forms of oppression that are [is this sentence supposed to continue?]

Section 5

This is Solidarity, Not Charity!

What is Long Island Food Not Bombs?

Long Island Food Not Bombs wants to help organize and grow our collective communities in solidarity to overcome the social, economic and environmental oppressions that are inflicted upon our community and our planet.

This isn't charity, it's solidarity! We're not here to give out handouts. We're community members WHO BELIEVE THAT food is a human right and not a privilege. We share free vegetarian groceries, vegan meals, clothing, books and other essentials each week in towns across Long Island because we believe people have a right to eat, be clothed and live.

We also believe that if our government took all the money it spends on war and killing people just like us all around the world then we'd have more thAn enough money for everyone on this planet to have free food. This is why we're called Food Not Bombs.

We also believe that everyone has a right to healthcare, affordable housing, proper education, social services, mobility and community. Together we're trying to create an alternative system in which these rights are guaranteed to all peoples.

Food Not Bombs is community direct action and we hope you participate by sharing your ideas, getting involved and organizing our community.

Section 6
What you can share

We encourage folks to bring items they'd like to share (clothing, books, toys, etc...) to one of our various Food Shares (listed to the right). If you have anything that you'd like to share with Long Island Food Not Bombs we can arrange a pick up at a location and time of your CONVENIENCE. Some items you could share are as follows - Clothing, Books, Toys, School Supplies, Plants/Seeds, Medical Care, Your Time, Bicycles, Flowers, Cooking Supplies, Table Supplies, Skills and knowledge, etc...

Reply to: Ideas for Hempstead Tri-fold brochure, What'cha think? *7 years 40 weeks ago

I'd say go through this draft now, it seems like any changes that are made wouldn't be much.

Reply to: Ideas for Hempstead Tri-fold brochure, What'cha think? *7 years 40 weeks ago

This might be a really good place to talk with community members about the 'zine and to maybe start taking down oral histories / "as told to ___" stories. i can bring juice ... maybe alex r. and i can figure out a creative project to do with the kids.

Reply to: Hempstead BBQ/ Fall Celebration in Mirschel Park, September 27th. *7 years 40 weeks ago

Jon,
This looks awesome! I can go through this draft and make spelling/grammar changes, or should I wait for a later draft once other people have put in thoughts about the brochure?
Monica

Reply to: Ideas for Hempstead Tri-fold brochure, What'cha think? *7 years 40 weeks ago

Last year's benefit was a great outreach tool and brought us even closer to Vic & Charlotte (at the Cinema). We definitely need more people in Huntington who are able to do pickups and help with the kids.

I think the Cinema is a good venue -- we can draw in a Huntington High School crowd if we advertise in the area, and we don't need to pay the Cinema or give them a cut (if I remember it correctly ...). A dance party would just need a DJ, in case we can't find acts in time, and could also draw in all ages.

Maybe this year, we can have some free food (dinner-type stuff: pasta, juice, etc.) and sell vegan treats like brownies and donuts as a way to raise additional funds.

If we do it on a Wednesday, like we did last year, I can canvas Huntington the Saturday night before, and I can also decorate and help set up during the day. I'm not sure who to talk to about prizes, or what prizes to get.

Last thoughts: We could charge $5 with a donation of clothes or groceries, $7 w/o. Finally, we can aim to distribute the 'zine at this event -- it could be a Halloween Party and a launch party.

Reply to: Halloween Benefit 2009 *7 years 40 weeks ago

Here's an updated translation can someone go over it?

Long Island Comida no Bombas: Solidaridad de comunidad. ¡No Caridad!

Comida no Bombas tienen múltiples capítulos que comparten libertan alimento, la ropa, libros & otras cosas esenciales a través de Long Island en una base semanal. Llamamos estas "Food Shares" de acontecimientos - y por favor, propagó la noticia acerca de ellos. ¡"Food Shares" están como supermercados donde todos nosotros acción, en vez de paga por lo que necesitamos y todos son invitados a participar!

La sociedad actual pone posesiones y ganancias antes de personas. El gobierno gasta trillones en guerras mientras personas mueren de hambre. ¡Long Island Comida no Bombas creen que esa pobreza es una forma de violencia y que Alimento es un Derecho, no un Privilegio! Es nuestra misión de luchar las opresiones sociales, económicas y ambientales que son infligidas sobre nuestra comunidad y nuestro planeta.

Hacemos esto compartiendo con nuestros vecinos y favorecer a nuestros vecinos para compartir con nosotros. Esto es solidaridad por acción directa de comunidad. Parando en la solidaridad con nuestro vecindario, compartiendo alimento, neccessities, los servicios y organizándome de dentro de todos hacen cambio verdadero. Nuestro objetivo es de crear una mejor sociedad y francamente nosotros necesitamos su ayuda y sus ideas para hacer eso sucede.

Si usted tiene comestibles vegetarianos, el vegetariano alimentos preparados, la ropa, libros, los juguetes, educan suministros, etc. que usted querría distribuir por favor los baja a cualquiera de nuestras ubicaciones - Food Shares (listó abajo) compartirlos con sus vecinos. Si usted preferiría que nosotros recoger artículos, o de su casa u otra ubicación conveniente, nosotros hacemos eso también. Para ideas en lo que usted podría compartir, lo que es necesitado o cómo usted puede meterse cheque fuera www.LIFNB.com/get-involved.
Farmingville todos los jueves @ 630 p.m. Ubicado en el cruce de Rd de Horseblock. y rd de Abuela. (Por el reloj grande).

Contacte EEUU: La web: El Teléfono de www.LIFNB.com: El 631-223-4370 Correo electrónico: LongIslandFoodNotBombs@gmail.com Myspace: myspace. com/LongIslandFNB
*Texto LIFNB a 41411 para nuestro horario que comparte y para recibir actualizaciones Long Island Comida no Bombas a través de mensaje de texto.

Reply to: Translating our General Long Island FNB Flier *7 years 40 weeks ago

So far the only idea we have for a venue is the cinema arts centre, the only problem with this is that we'd have to be out by 12ish... Any other thoughts? We'd need a large venue preferably in the Huntington or Hempstead area.

Reply to: Halloween Benefit 2009 *7 years 40 weeks ago

The following was sent by Kristen

El Alimento largo de la Isla no Bombardea: Solidaridad de comunidad. ¡No Caridad!

El alimento no Bombas tienen múltiples capítulos que comparten libertan alimento, la ropa, libros & otras cosas esenciales a través de Isla Larga en una base semanal. Llamamos estas "Acciones de Alimento" de acontecimientos - y por favor, propagó la noticia acerca de ellos. ¡Las acciones del alimento están como supermercados radicales donde todos nosotros acción, en vez de paga por lo que necesitamos y todos son invitados a participar!

La sociedad actual pone posesiones y ganancias antes de personas. El gobierno gasta trillones en guerras mientras personas mueren de hambre. ¡El Alimento largo de la Isla no Bombas creen que esa pobreza es una forma de violencia y que Alimento es un Derecho, no un Privilegio! Es nuestra misión de luchar las opresiones sociales, económicas y ambientales que son infligidas sobre nuestra comunidad y nuestro planeta.

Hacemos esto compartiendo con nuestros vecinos y favorecer a nuestros vecinos para compartir con nosotros. Nosotros no damos distribuciones y como indicados arriba - esto no es la caridad que es la solidaridad por acción directa de comunidad. Parando en la solidaridad con nuestro vecindario, compartiendo alimento, neccessities, los servicios y organizándome de dentro de todos hacen cambio verdadero. Nuestro objetivo es de crear una mejor sociedad y francamente nosotros necesitamos su ayuda y sus ideas para hacer eso sucede.

Si usted tiene comestibles vegetarianos, el vegetariano alimentos preparados, la ropa, libros, los juguetes, educan suministros, etc. que usted querría distribuir por favor los baja a cualquiera de nuestras ubicaciones de Acción de Alimento (listó abajo) compartirlos con sus vecinos. Si usted preferiría que nosotros recoger artículos, o de su casa u otra ubicación conveniente, nosotros hacemos eso también. Para ideas en lo que usted podría compartir, lo que es necesitado o cómo usted puede meterse cheque fuera www.LIFNB.com/get-involved.

Hempstead todos los domingos Ubicó a las 1:30 de la tarde directamente fuera de la estación de Hempstead (en el fin del norte de W. El S. de la columbia, un bloque al este de
Principal S.)

Huntington todos los martes Ubicó a las 6:30 de la tarde en el cruce de parque de diversiones Avda & E. S. sexto. (En la zona del este del "Toda Llanta de Tiempo" tienda). Esta ubicación es también un bloque al norte del cruce de Rd de Pulaski. & Rd de Estación. y tres bloques al sur de la estación de Huntington.

Farmingville todos los jueves @ 630 p.m. Ubicado en el cruce de Rd de Horseblock. y rd de Abuela. (Por el reloj grande).

Contacte EEUU: La web: El Teléfono de www.LIFNB.com: El 631-223-4370 Correo electrónico: LongIslandFoodNotBombs@gmail.com Myspace: myspace. com/LongIslandFNB
*Texto LIFNB a 41411 para nuestro horario que comparte y para recibir actualizaciones Largas de Isla FNB a través de mensaje de texto.

Reply to: Translating our General Long Island FNB Flier *7 years 40 weeks ago

We were thinking trying to get the sky room in the cinema arts centre, it can hold 300 easy, We were also looking into other venues as well.

By the way, if you're responding anonymously please add your name/contact information so we can start getting to work.

Reply to: Halloween Benefit 2009 *7 years 40 weeks ago

I can bottom line the benefit. Any ideas on where to have it?

- C

Reply to: Halloween Benefit 2009 *7 years 40 weeks ago

All I can say is NEW PEOPLE! It is awesome to see new people at the food shares who want to help out and I extend a thank you to all who were there.

Both Huntington and Farmingville were different this week because all the food came in phases. We spend a longer time gathering food from stores than expected for the Huntington food share. Brian had other things he had to do that night so he left first. In retrospect, I think we should have given him a table or two for all the bread! I was in the "second wave" of food coming to Huntington. By that time we were late and community members were very excited to help set-up tables and get food out asap. All of the bread Brian had finally got to be shared, as well as the Food Jon and I brought. Rose followed up with a "third wave" while I was busy showing our new volunteers and community youths the best ways to share the food. I swear, that once I got behind the table there seemed to always be a new box of food placed on top of it :).

In Farmingville our "first wave" also was lacking tables :(. So while I was stuck in traffic, community members were wondering why the food share had not started. When I arrived, we were still waiting for another carload, but we got started anyway. Community members were helping us with getting food from the cars, translating for me that "more food was on it's way and there will be enough for everyone", and some community members also brought clothing to the food share! this was a great night in Farmingville. Not only does it appear that the community is taking ownership of the food share, but we had plenty of good food and new volunteers (thank you for coming).

I am not sure if bringing food in waves helped, but it did give the appearance of a larger supply of food possibly. It also gave the appearance of scarcity at that moment. I think we should always strive to get food to the food share at the same time. I know this isn't always easy, however, it is more productive to have all the volunteers in one place. That way we all know if there are 1 million bananas or one box, if we are trying a new food share process or not, if we want to inform the community about a meeting after the food share or not etc.

Reply to: My Long Island experience *7 years 42 weeks ago

I think it would be possible to not have any food at this table. We could just have a person with a pen and paper who could take orders and pass it onto someone who will run and grab stuff. Also, I know we need some way of keeping this table separate from the others but I'm not sure a handicap sign is the best way of going about it... just thoughts.

Reply to: Creating a Food Access Table? *7 years 42 weeks ago

Karen,

This sounds great and as vinny said maybe we can get someone to translate the whole thing into spanish.

~Jon

Reply to: New flyer *7 years 42 weeks ago

Karen,

Thank you Thank you for starting a forum discussion on this topic. We may have some new supporters who can help us translate. I think we do have a chance to get genuine community involvement in Farmingville right from the beginning. Let me see if I can get some translating volunteers next week at Huntington, and lets see if anyone in Farmingville wants to help tomorrow.

Reply to: New flyer *7 years 42 weeks ago

I mentioned last night after the food share in Huntington and I will say it again, and expand on the idea. We have a good start on this idea. I like making a table just for this cause. But lets talk logistics...I think if we put out a table that people will gather there in expectation of food being placed on it. but we should consider how to communicate across language boundaries to make it clear what the intent of the table is.

Lets just place the commonly used handicap symbol either on the table itself or on a sign. Then it is just a matter of keeping anyone working the table very well informed about food stuffs that have run out. With a two person team, someone who is "running" the food could keep the person working the table in the know. The person working the table can in a way take an order from the community member, and as best as possible provide everything that the community member seeks.

We need more people to help. This could easily be done by someone in the community as well.

Reply to: Creating a Food Access Table? *7 years 42 weeks ago