Incredible events on Long Island this weekend

Hello to all the Long Island Food Not Bombers out there! We know it’s very short notice but we wanted to let you all know about some very important events this weekend.

Bests, Long Island Food Not Bombs.

Saturday, March 31st 1pm: Trayvon Martin Rally in Hempstead

While officials in Hempstead have overlooked many racial disparities that exist in the Village we do support them on bringing light to the search for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin. We hope you join in demanding justice as well. Find out more here.

Saturday, March 31st 10am-1pm: Long Island CSA Fair

The lifeblood of Long Island Food Not Bombs is the huge network of local farmers who generously donate fresh produce to our shares. Well, there’s no better way to support those farmers than joining a CSA. Plus, you get some of the best and most unique produce around. Find out more here.

Sunday, April 1st 2pm: Global Day of Action For the Right to Share Food

All across the United States cities are making laws banning the sharing of meals and groceries with the homeless. Long Island Food Not Bombs believes Food is a Right, and Not a Privilege so we encourage you to join us for our Hempstead Food Share this Sunday @2pm to show some food sharing pride!

As the largest Food Not Bombs chapter in the world we have a responsibility to stand up for our smaller brother and sister chapters. In this regard we hope you take the time to learn more about this clamp down on food sharing rights, and take part in one of our incredible food shares.

Now-Until May 19th: Run 4 Long Island!

If you haven’t heard about Run 4 Long Island, check it out here. That said, we have to be honest with all of you. Our fundraising efforts haven’t been going so well. We’ve only raised a few hundred dollars :(

Regardless, Jon Stepanian has chosen to still keep the run going for May 19th. All money raised will go to expand our food sharing programs, but even if we don’t raise anywhere near the $50,000 we’re hoping for, we still believe that the run is worth it for the purposes of raising awareness.

Long Island Food Not Bombs & Community Solidarity, are both organizations focused on building community and that’s just what we hope Run 4 Long Island will do! 

Posted Mar 30 2012 - 8:37pm by LongIslandFNB

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