Fight the Food Powers
Think twice before planning that trip to Disney World. The worldwide all-volunteer organization Food Not Bombs is doing something to help the nearly one billion people who go without food every day, but are finding strong opposition from local officials in Orlando, Florida. The city recently passed a local law limiting the sharing of meals to twice a year per park. Many other cities are introducing similar laws. According to Food Not Bombs, St Petersburg is copying Orlando's ban and also is trying to move all the homeless either out of town or into another facility. Sarasota's large-group feeding ban will cap the program at 12 guests. Gainesville is restricting the amount of food homeless shelters can distribute.
As of June 15, twenty-one Food Not Bombs volunteers from the Orlando area have been arrested for sharing free vegan and vegetarian meals to the hungry. You can fight the food powers by writing a letter to the city, signing the petition, and boycotting the land of Mickey.
Visit the website at www.foodnotbombs.net and see the calendar of upcoming events to participate.
CALENDAR OF FOOD NOT BOMBS ACTIONS IN ORLANDO
FRIDAY, July 1, noon – Free meal, cultural events and overnight vigil outside Orlando City HallTweet