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Food Not Bombs serves on Sundays in Richmond. This month, one of the Sundays is December 25th, the Christian holiday Christmas.  Due to the possibility of many people being out of town or unavailable on that day, we want to organize ahead of time to make sure we can continue to serve our free vegetarian community meal at 4pm that Sunday.

There are some logistics we need to take care of to make sure we won’t have any problems with the usual Food Not Bombs business that Sunday.

One thing is confirm our 3 usual pickup people can collect the donations that Saturday and Sunday.
If any of them are not available- find alternative people to do the pickups.

Confirm our  pickups on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25- make sure we communicate to them that we WILL be showing up.

Try and get a head count for who will be able to help out on Dec. 25th with Food Not Bombs- for all sections: Meal Prep 1-4, In the Park 4-5, and most importantly Clean Up 5-6:30.

If anyone has special pickups or donations of food to help us prepare the meal on December 25th that could be super helpful!

If anyone has a vehicle and will be available to help transport food from 2005 Barton Avenue to Monroe Park, get in touch!

If you can help with any of these logistics please respond to rvafoodnotbombs@gmail.com

Richmond Food Not Bombs is an organization that has been serving a free vegetarian community meal every Sunday in Monroe Park for almost 18 years now. Food Not Bombs is dependent on volunteers and donations to provide the money, food, and labor needed to make this vital meal happen every week. As winter approaches, Food Not Bombs is in need of financial donations as well as dry goods necessary to prepare the meal.

Throughout November, Food Not Bombs will be collecting canned and dry goods at a variety of locations around Richmond. Please look for the Food Not Bombs box at a local business near you. Other donations can be dropped off at 2005 Barton Avenue. 506 S. Pine St., or 2608 Hanover Avenue. If you would like to make a donation you can bring cash or mail a check written to Richmond Food Not Bombs to 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222.

There is now a donation box at Lamplighter Coffee Shop on Addison Street in the Fan!

Examples of canned and dryed goods we are looking for:

Canned vegetables, Canned Beans, Dried beans, Rice, Pasta,Flour, Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Spices, Salt, Plastic Forks, Plastic Cups, Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil, Vegan Butter, Shelf Stable Soy Milk, Tea bags, Soy Sauce, Sponges, Dish Soap, Aluminium Foil, Oven Mitts, Cleaning Products, etc.

The only thing we ask is that people try to only donate items which do not contain meat, fish, eggs, or milk/cheese/dairy products, as we do not use those ingredients in our food preparation.

If you know of a local business where we can put out a box for donations please get in touch and let us know! Community support is vital to keep Food Not Bombs cooking!!! (804) 303 5449 or email rvafoodnotbombs@gmail.com

Food Not Bombs cooks every Sunday at 12:30 at 2005 Barton Avenue on Richmond’s Northside. We share the meal at 4pm at the corner of Main and Belvidere in Monroe Park. And afterwards, we always need help cleaning up back at 2005 Barton Avenue.