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Food not Bombs - Katrina Relief effort

Food not bombs is setting up meal sites where ever there are refugees being shelter. They are asking for $1 from each of us. They need supplies too.
Food Not Bombs Needs Help Feeding The Victims of Katrina

Food Not Bombs groups all across the southern United States are feeding families displaced by Katrina. We need clothes, food, cooks and money to provide for thousands of hungry homeless people.

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Food Not Bombs Needs Help Feeding The Victims of Katrina 06.Sep.2005 03:24

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Food Not Bombs groups all across the southern United States are feeding families displaced by Katrina. We need clothes,cooking equipment, food, cooks and money to provide for thousands of hungry homeless people.

People all over America have been calling Food Not Bombs asking what they can do to help the people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Food Not Bombs has started organizing buses, vans and truckloads of food, kitchen equipment and clothing to the people fleeing the disaster. It's a real honor that so many people are looking to Food Not Bombs to help. So far we have busloads of material support and volunteers from Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dayton, Hartford, Tucson, and Saint Petersburg. Volunteers from the west are meeting in Houston and people from the east are meeting in Baton Rouge. The first Food Not Bombs kitchen is outside the Houston Convention Center. The Baton Rouge kitchen will be set up shortly. Please let us know if you can help.

Because this disaster may last 6 months to a year or more we intend to set up Food Not Bombs field kitchens throughout the region. Food Not Bombs is encouraging the refugees to participate in cooking, serving and collecting the food. Their participation may be one of the most therapeutic things we can provide. It is possible that as many as a million people will be homeless for the next 6 months as a result of this disaster.

In a few weeks many of these people will be considered regular members of America's homeless population. In 1989, Food Not Bombs fed the people made homeless by the earthquake and after a few weeks the working class victims were forgotten and faced the same problems as those who were homeless before the earthquake. Because this could be such a long crisis it may be better for us to teach people how to organize their own local Food Not Bombs group so they can provide long-term support.

There are some things you can do that can help us respond effectively to this disaster.

1. Organize a meeting this week - calling, emailing and posting flyers about the need for people to help and the day, time and location of the meeting.

2. At the meeting organize groups to call for food donations, another group to call for propane stoves, tanks of gas, tables and cooking equipment. Ask another group to get more volunteers.

3. Choose a time date and location of where your vehicles will gather to take the trip to the disaster area.

4. Organize a Food Not Bombs Katrina relief Concert in your town. We will need money for supplies for the next half a year but please try to organize concerts as fast as you can.

5. Stay in touch by emailing  Katrina@foodnotbombs.net or calling 1-800-884-1136.

The Houston Kitchen can be called at 713-802-9642