Food Not Bombs - Seattle
What We Are
Food Not Bombs Seattle is one of the many, many FNB chapters around the world that serve vegetarian meals and distribute food to people in need and to support political activism. Because society and government value material wealth over human lives, it tolerates the misery and dehumanization of some for the greater benefit of the few; many of the social problems we currently face are the results of values that privilege the forces of war and violence over human needs. In the face of this moral crisis, Food Not Bombs is committed to building a vital and caring movement for progressive social change and to challenging the invisible barrier that separates the poor and homeless from a so-called "normal" society.
Why Give Away Food To The Hungry?
BECAUSE FOOD IS A RIGHT.
According to article 25, section 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself (sic) and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control."
But then again, we don't need the United Nations (or the church, or president, or party chairman) to tell us that food is a right. It's just common sense. They can pass resolutions into perpetuity, but that in and of itself has no affect on improving the living conditions of billions across the globe. In fact, no government sanctioned or sponsored initiative will ever be enough. Thankfully, we aren't waiting for their okay anyway! Seattle Food Not Bombs is dedicated to taking direct action to provide food to those who need it, through serving hot meals and distributing produce free from the dictates of governments or market based constraints.
BECAUSE FOOD GROWS ON TREES.
An estimated 26% of edible food is thrown away every year in this country. Meanwhile, people go hungry, eat inadequate meals, and STARVE. Seattle, Inc. largely ignores the growing numbers of homeless people sleeping in its streets while prioritizing streetcars and the profits of billionaires over the needs of real people.
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