The Dalhousie Gazette recently published an article featuring an interview with one of us about Food Not Bombs.
My incisors barely miss the sticker on the pear. I peel off a label that reads USA. I imagine the pilgrimage of this produce—the oil spent for a pear to meet my teeth today. Students between classes, trying to equalize caffeine-depleted blood glucose levels, can find it hard to ward off scurvy, let alone make ethical food choices.12:45 PM
Food Not Bombs (FNB), an international movement with a presence on campus offering a warm scoopful of something beaned and tasty, demonstrates food context. And hungry students aren’t the only ones fed by Food Not Bombs, says Matthew Murray, a decade-long member.
“Being thanked by people for the meal because it’s the first thing they’ve eaten all day can really drive home the disparity between different groups in our society, and can put your own problems into perspective,” he says.
We’re terrible at updating our website, but we’re great at cooking food! We continue to do two servings a week, and here are some recent photos.
Cooking up a storm at the Roberts Street Social Centre.
Delicious food available at the North End Library.
A youth project helped us cook a couple of weeks ago, and we had a great turn out at the serving outside the Spring Garden Road Library. Check out all these people eating our food!
Some of the aforementioned food.
Sunday, March 18th, 2pm at the Roberts Street Social Centre.
Food Not Bombs Halifax is hosting a discussion about the role the production, consumption, and control of food plays in our lives. Here’s a facebook event page.
A philosophy grad student has asked to help Food Not Bombs cook on Sunday, and then lead a discussion surrounding food accessibility and deprivation in our society.
Anyone is welcome to come to the discussion, whether they cooked that day or not. It should last about an hour.
Below is her abstract:
Food is more than a substance that we consume, as it affects our sense of self and colors our social interactions. The importance of food for more than mere subsistence means that food deserves thoughtful consideration. What factors shape and effect our classification of a material as food? Should we eat local, organic, or industrially produced food? Should we eat meat or should we live as vegetarians? Where and how should our food be produced? The media and the industrial food system bombard us with contradictory messages with regard to food making it difficult for the individual to live out their conception of the good with regard to food. Our job, as responsible citizens, is to sort through these messages and make educated decisions regarding food consumption. What kinds of food choices and decisions are we responsible for? Can we be held ethically responsible for our own food choices? Are we responsible for the exploitation that is implicit in the modern food supply system?07:44 AM
What’s that I see?
A poster advertising Food Not Bombs Halifax!
We’re still cooking and serving twice a week, and now we have a facebook page!08:08 PM
The Burrow will be hosting an all ages dance party with live DJs in support of our local FNB chapter, a non profit organization that serves free food twice a week in Halifax.
Here’s the deal: $2 suggested donation, or cutlery/spices/non-perishable food.
8pm, Friday, December 9th @ The Burrow/6204 Duncan Street
No jerks please! This is a positive space.11:22 AM