Thursday, October 29, 2009

FNB This Saturday (10/31)

Just a reminder to everyone that this week (10/31)Food Not Bombs will be cooking at New Crompton (4711 12th ave NE, at 12th and 47th) in the U-District and NOT at Sherwood.

Come on over and lets make this a great FNB Halloween!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Really Really Free Market on Buy Nothing Day


Wanted: Community organizations, activists, craftspeople, cooks, artists, musicains, and all people working to promote and represent alternatives to capitalism and mass consumption.


(More info coming soon...)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Free Music for Free People!

Join us at a benefit show for Seattle Food Not Bombs at the Healthy Times Fun Club (see flyer below) on Saturday October 17, featuring Team Awesome!, The Taxpayers, Premise Beach, My Parade, and Sky Larkin. More info at Seattle DIY...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

8/29 Recap, flyer

Hey everyone,

FNB went well this week. We made banana bread (0f course), carrot soup (finally some soup!), and fried bananas and onions (surprisingly amazing).

We continued at our Campus Parkway spot, where we now have at least two regulars. About 10 people came by overall, we got a few people interested in helping out in the future. One man we were talking with said that he saw an ad for us in the campus newspaper, does anyone know anything about this??

in other news, heres a flyer i made with a FNB comic-thing i found online.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tomorrow at Carousel Fest -- help!

Hey everybody, the Jambulance yesterday was a wild success, and Food Not Bombs occupied Campus Parkway today for a good few hours.

But, tomorrow (!) is the last day of the Carousel Music Festival, and we were invited to set up a table at the Black Lodge at 7. Right now, however, we are understaffed. Would anybody be interested in helping cook and table at the Black Lodge tomorrow night with me? They have a kitchen we can use, so all we need to do is bring some food (which we can buy with donations), cook, serve/eat/hear lots of bands/pass out fliers/collect donations, clean up a little bit, and leave with our stomachs full and our hands empty.

If you want to help, send us an email ASAP!

- Isaac

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This Saturday 8/22 -> Campus Pkwy & Bike Music Fest!

Hi everybody, this Saturday we are going to try to be in two different places at once: First, we're going to continue with our regularly scheduled Campus Parkway FNB luncheon at 1pm, so please come to that, bring yourself, friends, even bring some food to share if you'd like. Second, this Saturday is also the Bike Music Festival, and we're bringing out the Peanut Butter & Jambulance to make sure that nobody has to ride on an empty stomach. Both things will start with food preparation at the Sherwood at 10am, so whichever one you want to participate in, that's the place to go! I should also note that if there aren't enough people to really pull off both events, we'll probably just do the normal FNB. But that would be a tragedy. So come help us out!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

This Saturday 8/8

FNB happening. Sherwood at 10am, Campus Parkway at 1pm. See you there!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Today and Tomorrow (7/31 + 8/1)

Just a quick note that we will indeed have Food Not Bombs again this Saturday (i.e., tomorrow) on Campus Parkway (at the foot of the Ave), at 1pm. Hope to see a lot of people!

Also, if you have access to a bicycle, please consider coming to Critical Mass today at Westlake at 5:30pm. The Peanut Butter & Jambulance will be in attendance, stocked with a full array of PB&J sandwiches to be given away. Don't forget to bring some water!

A summary of last week's FNB at Greenlake may be forthcoming. I can't write one because I wasn't there!

Good luck!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Eatian on the Median

This week the intrepid food-not-bombers brought their movable feast to the median in the middle of Campus Parkway. The sun was broiling, but the grass was soft and the shade was forgiving. Our menu included pepper, mushroom, and onion stir fry with curry and Sichuan pepper, peanut sauce, and rice; corn on the cob; cherries; a completely ridiculous number of doughnuts (which we couldn't finish, though eventually some ants were kind enough to pitch in), and a strawberry-rhubarb crumble that I can only describe as exultant [see photos].

The only things we lacked were enough hungry citizens to eat all of it!

Next Saturday (the 25th), we will cook, as usual, at Sherwood at 10am. But in a continuation of the process of searching for a home for Free Food, we will make our way to Greenlake in the afternoon to eat and test the waters. Come out to cook, eat, dance, read, schmooze, swim (?!), and uh...recite! That's right, bring a book of poetry or prose that you'd like to share.

Monday, July 13, 2009

U-District Food Not Bombs rises again!

"Free food for free people!"

On Saturday July 11 the members of the U-District cell of Seattle FNB convened bright and early at 10am at the home of our good friends Sherwood Coöperative to cook a modest meal using reclaimed ingredients: potato-bell pepper scramble and banana bread. Our spectacular vegan banana bread recipe from Post Punk Kitchen was very easy to make and turned out excellent, we will definitely be using it again soon. While cooking we inventoried our dry goods stock in the pantry, check back on this page soon for some ideas for future cooking. After cooking we set up shop at 1pm on University Ave. between 50th and 47th streets, which was conveniently closed down for a street fair of sorts. We were well received and gathered some donations to be used in the future.

We intend to meet at the same time and place (10am at Sherwood) next week, Saturday July 18, for another round of cooking and serving free vegan meals for all. We have not yet decided on a regular location for serving in the U-District, please let us know if you have ideas for an accessible, relatively high-traffic location that we can begin to establish as an expected location for future Food Not Bombs actions in our neighborhood.

Please contact us at seattlefnb (at) riseup (dot) net for more information or if you have any questions!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


The FNB summer meeting has been changed to this Monday, June 29th, at 7:30 PM. Still at Cafe Allegro upstairs.

Apologies for changing the date with such short notice. It turns out that Sunday at 6 is the same time as the meetings for two other groups containing people who might want to be included.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


This Sunday, June 28th-------6pm at Cafe Allegro (upstairs part)!

If you're interested in doing something with FNB this summer, please attend!

The main goal of the meeting is to decide whether we should do FNB over the summer, and if we should, exactly what we should do.

As always, anyone is welcome. No prior involvement or experience necessary.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

FNB this weekend!!! 10 o'clock at Sherwood for cooking. Folklife is also this weekend. Will we go there? You decide!

For anyone interested in coming to the party but not the cooking part, send us an email or give one of us a call and we'll keep you posted as things unfold.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This weekend---

This weekend is the Ave Street Fair. It's uncertain, but we might eat there instead of VSP! What is certain is that we will cook as usual at Sherwood at 10am, and the decision will probably be made by whoever is there. If you want to join in but you can't make the cooking session and want to be able to find out where we're going to be, send us an email and I'll give you my phone number. P34(3.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Current Information - A Must Know!

Apologies to confused FNB patrons about the absence of fresh information up till this point. Last week we did in fact meet at Victor Steinbrueck Park, and it was glorious by all accounts. Today we did not do this, because we lacked the element of participation! Of course the few of us who were there were disappointed, but that is not extremely important. Something that is important is that FNB only happens when people make it happen, and it only thrives when people of disparate thoughts, backgrounds, brackets, digestive tracts, musical tastes, and culinary aptitudes join together in the spirit of cooperation! But seriously, it would be cool if more people showed up. Tell your friends! Spread the word! Free food should not be a hard sell!

Other good nEWs: Last night we found about $5,000,000 worth of bulk food items. Scavenging for fresh vegetals will hopefully continue, but in the grains department we are tycoons.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Really? Really! Free Market

FNB is taking our scheduled detour this Saturday to the Really Really Free Market in Pratt Park (in the Central District). The market goes from 12 to 4, but we're going to get a ride down there at 2. As always, get in touch if you want to help with the cooking (still 10 at Sherwood), have food to donate, or whatever, otherwise we hope to see you at the park!

By the way, if anybody can stick around at the end (4pm) to help transport things back to Sherwood and clean, that would be really helpful!

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Yuzh

2:30 at Victor Steinbrueck, tomorrow, Saturday, 4/18! Come one, come all. It's going to be a beautiful, sunny day, perfect for a free food picnic. In the park!
If you want free food, have something to discuss, like to play or listen to music, or just want to hang out and be non-capitalist (and through your participation help others to do the same), then please join us. No income, age, or any other bracket excluded!

Here was a couple weekends ago at VBP:

And feeds of months past:

Saturday, April 11, 2009


We went down to Pike Place today a little early to see if we could catch the bank protest, but ended up mostly hanging outside of Left Bank Books. Music was had! I can't remember the name of the band, but they were wonderful! Accordion and Saw.

Apologies to anyone who went down at 2:30 and couldn't find us! We should have posted something beforehand about the change, but it was decided very last-minute. We'll try to post things more consistently about upcoming things, but if nothing appears before any given Saturday, feel free to just send us an email with your number and we'll keep you informed.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

FNB 4/4 - New Location

FNB is happening this Saturday! As usual, we'll meet at Sherwood at 10am to cook. But at 2:30 we're going to go to a new location this time to serve: Victor Steinbrueck Park. That's the park at the north end of Pike Place Market. Aside from the great location, it also has a view overlooking Elliott Bay, and is always packed with people, so bring your best party dress.

- help transporting gear & food from the U-District to Pike Place.
- intrepid servers who will show up at the park at 2:30 and help everyone eat and make merry.
- Live Music! Bring your guitars, accordions, washboards, banjos, fiddles, drums, plastic buckets, thumb pianos, saxophones & trumpets, tamborines, didjeridus, and/or those tubes that make sound when you twirl them in the air.


Friday, March 27, 2009

No RRFM FNB this Saturday

We won't be serving at the Really Really Free Market this Saturday, because a lot of people are still out of town for break. HOWEVER: We will be taking a trove of sandwiches down to Critical Mass tomorrow! Westlake Square at 5:30 PM, Friday 3/27.

Our FNB schedule will resume next weekend. We might make some changes for this quarter, so stay tuned, or get in touch if you want to get in on the planning and everything.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday 3/21

There's a decent chance of FNB next Saturday, but some of our "regulars" might be away, so it's still up in the air. So come participate! We need all of you! If you're interested, send us an email, or call if you have the number of someone else who might be there or might know another number of someone who might be there, etc.

At 7pm on the same day, Keith McHenry, the founder of FNB, is giving a talk at the Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Center: 835 Yesler Way; Seattle, WA; 98104

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Beehive Collective Serve, FRIDAY 3/13

We're taking a break from our normal schedule this week in order to bring pasta to the Beehive Collective event that's happening this Friday at the Ethnic Cultural Center from 5-7pm.

Logistics/Helping out:
We're hoping to cook at Sherwood starting at 4 (we don't need quite as much time as usual because it's in the area and pasta doesn't take too long). We still have to get permission from Sherwood, though, since it's not our usual time. If someone from Sherwood reads this, maybe you could let us know if it's ok! If not, we'll cook at Icelarctica (Isaac's house) about 8 blocks north of there. Call or email for address & directions.

We also need tomatoes. Does anybody have any tomatoes?!

BTWFYI: if you'd like to keep up to date with FNB, but don't want to have to remember to always check this blog and usually find that nothing new has been posted, consider signing up for the RSS feed. I don't know much about how this works, but one thing that makes it really easy is Google Reader. If you have a Google/Gmail account already you don't even need to sign up, then you can just subscribe to this blog by pasting the URL, and it will show up whenever there's an update.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Well, last Saturday a bunch of unfortunate conditions conspired to momentarily divest FNB of its practicability. In other words, we didn't have enough food, and we didn't have enough folks. However, we are regrouping for next weekend, and we will continue as usual, with cooking at 10 @ Sherwood, and serving at 2 @ Westlake. Get in touch if you want to help!

Attention: Dumpster Divers, or those conspiring to enlist in this category. We are going to start dumpstering more frequently in the coming weeks. Dates and times are still fluid. If you want to help out with this, contact us!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Time Change

Well, when I set up the poll I forgot that the Really Really Free Market starts at noon, and not 2, our usual time. So all the times on the poll should be subtracted by 2--I'm planning to start cooking at Sherwood at 8, then we'll bus down to Pratt Park at 11:30. If you already signed up and can't make the new time, don't sweat it--you're welcome any time.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


We would like to direct your attention to the poll at right--please use it to indicate your intentions relevant to the imminent FNB at the Really Really Free Market in Pratt Park this Saturday.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Food not Bacon

Feb. 21st was the second time that the Westlake FNB encountered police resistance since its October conception. Three officers informed us of the need for an ambiguous "permit" within 15 minutes of our arrival at the park. Perhaps their ill-will was in part due to the conspicuous absence of donuts from our usual spread. However, all was not lost - we had one big feast and even managed to feed a few hungry souls under the watchful eyes of our newest friends.

If anyone has information concerning the legality of serving food in a public park, please contact us! We'd like to avoid these bullies in the future, or perhaps even beat them at their own game.

- Ian

Friday, February 20, 2009


Tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 21st. FNB is happening.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Food is Happening

We're doing the usual thing we do (except it's important as always to remember that everything is new and nothing is the same as anything before in spite of our minds' really liking to find patterns in things) tomorrow/Saturday/Feb. 14. Cooking around 10am, serving around 2:30. If interested in helping, email the email (upper right).

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Organizing Meeting, this Monday

We're having a meeting this Monday! Some of the goals are to figure out:

- How we can best make sure people know what's going on each week.
- How to reach everybody who might want to help on a given week.
- How to make it easiest for more new people to get involved.

If these topics interest you, please show up!
But there are other reasons to come to the meeting, including:
- Learning how to start participating in FNB.
- Bringing up other items to discuss.
- Curiosity.

Details: Monday, 6pm, Cafe Allegro (on the Ave, in the alley just north of 42nd street), upstairs section.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

How You Can Help

Here's a pdf we made with brief descriptions of all the roles that are involved in putting on FNB each week. Almost all of them could benefit from having more people, so please let us know if you're interested. THANK YOU!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Contact Info

If you want to contact us about helping out, send an email to:

s e a t t l e f n b [ a t ] r i s e u p [ d o t ] n e t

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Welcome to the blog for Seattle Food Not Bombs! We'll use this place to post information about our weekly feeds and other activities, as well as ways to contact us if you want to get involved.

Everything we do is open to ANYONE. Food Not Bombs is about food for everyone. We believe that having a well-paying job should not be a prerequisite for being well fed. To promote this belief, we serve healthy, delicious, vegan food every week in a public place to anyone and everyone who wants to partake (including ourselves of course!).

More specific information forthcoming...