#FoodNotBombs serves a really, really vital role to the global anarchist movement. It's a widespread (almost ubiquitous), accessible, non-threatening, and undeniably *good* entry into the scene. No matter where you are in the (Western) world, if you're curious about #anarchism and want to see what it's all about and learn how you can help, you can probably drive not too far and visit a FNB meal - and if you help out enough and gain the trust of the other members, they'll eventually tell you what else you can help with
And of course this is in addition to it just being great mutual aid that you should be helping with
If you're a leftist and you don't know how to help, go to http://foodnotbombs.net/info/locations or do a DDG search for "[city] food not bombs" and check out their next meal, even if only to eat and chat. They'll be happy to have you!
@socalledunitedstates There's one relatively near me, although I'm a bit intimidated. (I'm v busy and am afraid of accidentally committing to more than I can handle.) Is it a good idea to show up to a meal and check it out if that's all that I know I can do at the moment? Is it a "the more people who show up, the more awareness and support they will recieve" type? Or is it more of a "if you don't need the free meal, leave the resources for those who need them" type?
@socalledunitedstates I know there’s an Atlanta branch but it’s so faaaaaaar
@socalledunitedstates They show up to Pagan Pride here every year to pass out zines and other lit and it's wonderful. I keep them all in my bathroom within reach of the toilet for easy access during those bored minutes
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