Sunday, March 28, 2010


Went to the first Baptists church today and talked to one of the Ministers, Julie, she said that we would be able to cook there on Fridays again. We can't on Saturdays because the church has started serving lunch the same time we serve outside. But there is nothing going on for food in the afternoons on Fridays so that would be a good time to cook and serve. So Food Not Bombs will be on Fridays now.

Food needs to be collected on Thursdays now instead of Fridays, but I will still be collecting on Monday's. Hopefully the businesses we collect from will be Okay with the change.

I posted more photos from our first serving.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Today we had our first food not bombs serving day. It went really well, we had a total of 8 people helping, and we served about 20 people, including ourselves. The woman who runs the Farmers market came by and I gave her a packet of our information.

But we served breads, bagels, rolls, pastries, stir fry, asparagus, rice and beans, Hot black Tea, chips, and muffins. It was a successful day, we got some video footage and pictures. We are debating what day to have it on, and where we should cook the food in the future. Randi and Leah have a little band together and they might play at the servings days when it is warm to draw people in, and have nice music to listen too.

I hope for this to keep going.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last Night, meeting with President went really well. FNB will be getting funding from school Budget if/ when we need it. Seven people in total showed up, President was happy with the program.

Tonight in the Endicott libaray there was a showing of a documentary called "Food Inc", basically where our food comes from, and it is appalling people have turned their heads for so long. I recommend watching it. Endicot is having meetings every week, it is like an environmental awareness club, with discussions on how to be healthier, greener, saner, happier, and more generous towards one another. I mentined food not bombs at the meeting, so maybe more poeple will show up. Even if it is just to eat the food.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Today, distributed boring posters with updated information. Collected from Coastal Green Grocers, Froze usable vegetables for Saturday's serving. Donated over a dozen loafs of bread and a large box full of fruits, mostly citrus, lemons, and oranges n such. Today was by far the biggest donation ever. Still haven't heard from hospital.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Last Friday we were able to get some more food donated to us. We were able to get food From Coastal Green in Ipswitch, and "Whats Brewing" in Beverly. Whats Brewing donated bagels and scones, and Coastal Green donated 12 loaves of bread. We have a new member to the Beverly Food not bombs chapter, Christine Williams, Thank you for coming out with me.

We then Donated that food to The River house. We also talked to the Owner, Noah, of Wrapture, and he will be putting food together for us on Fridays from now on. Thank you to every one.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pictures 3/8/2010


March 8th 2010

Today was a very important day for this rescue and recovery program. We were able to recover food from Coastal Green Grocers today. They graciously donated between 10-15 loafs of three day old bread, a large box of fresh broccoli, a bunch of onions, and a few large potatoes. We picked it up around 2 o'clock in the after noon. He said we could come everyday if we needed to. Coastal Grocers in Ipswitch will be a major contributor for when we serve on the 27th, and all the Saturdays after that.

Around 6:30 we went to The River House right in Beverly and donated the bread, broccoli, onions, and potatoes. They were very happy with the donation. That was it for today, but it was a giant leap forward. We are also going to be putting fliers up at the school tomorrow say about our first serving date, and our first meeting. Which will hopefully be with the President of the school. The school's head of assistant dean of student services, Len, told us that the president, Mr.Immerman was extremely interesting in getting Montserrat more involved with the community. He put Food Not Bombs at the top of the list. Anything we need he can help us out with. FNB will also be a part of freshmen orientation next semester.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Second Search For Food Donators

Our first stop today was the 'Daily Bagel' in the Cummings Center. The manager/owner was extremely interested in giving us food each night of the week, while the amount would not be large, she was still apt to help with whatever was left over. Most small buisnesses are run on such a tight budget, that almost nothing goes to waste each day.

We then drove to Manchester By The Sea to check out Crosby's Market. They were very nice, but already donate to a local food pantry every night of the week. In doing all of this searching and research for food sources, it's not uncommon nor disheartening to find a store that already donates instead of throwing everything away at the end of the night. Our job is to seek out the sources that have not already been tapped into, so that everyone is making sure nothing is going to waste that can be used.

Our last stop was at Coastal Greengrocer, in Ipswich. The owner David was immediatly and extremely interested in what we were doing. It's refreshing to find a business like this, where you are treated with a lot of respect for what you are doing. A fair amount of people shy away from donating food for many different reasons. David said we could pick up twice a week, and he would have close to 20 lof's of bread a week for us and vegetables as well.

We are documenting each step of the way and plan to serve a free meal to the public on Saturday, the 27th of March. We will also be putting a short film together about Food Not Bombs and how to sustain a chapter, specifically the Beverly Chapter...It will be completed and shown at Montserrat in keep checking the blog for details.

If you are interested in helping recover food or being part of cooking and serving a meal to the public, email us at: