Formed in Boston in 1980 by activists involved in the anti-nuclear movement, Food Not Bombs has blossomed into a worldwide, grassroots, political movement of over 175 autonomous chapters. Each Food Not Bombs group serves free food to people in need and in support of political organizing efforts.
Food Not Bombs believes that society and government should value human life over material wealth, human need not coroprate greed, and that most of its problems stem from this simple crisis in values.
Food Not Bombs recovers healthy, nutritious, vegetarian food that would have otherwise been discarded and cooks and serves it to people in immediate need. The problem isn’t too little production, it’s poor and inequitable distribution. Food Not Bombs is an alternative food distribution organization, intent on building sustainable community food sharing programs.
Food Not Bombs shares food in three locations throughout Chicagoland:
For more information on the history of Food Not Bombs, click here.