From Alexis Fineman ’16:
Things you hate: food waste, hunger, and bureaucracy. Things you love: cooking, sharing meals, and direct action. Sound familiar? You’re in luck, because Middletown FOOD NOT BOMBS is having a brief interest meeting next Wednesday! Middletown FNB is part of an informal, anti-authoritarian network dedicated to the principles of mutual aid and direct action against hunger, food waste, and inequality. We need more people to help organize and volunteer! We salvage food, cook it up, and serve it for free outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday from 11-2. If you want to volunteer, learn more about the program, or are just excited that there’s an alternative Usdan/Swings brunch, come out!
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: University Organizing Center: second meeting room on the first floor
Josh Krugman ’13 writes in:Do you have lots of extra points?
Consider donating them to
MIDDLETOWN FOOD NOT BOMBS!
All day Monday.
Just tell the cashiers in Weshop how many points you want to donate and they’ll do it right along with your purchase!
Our points get erased at the end of the year so this is a good way not to waste them while supporting food justice and activism in Middletown.
The bulk dry goods that FNB buys every year with donated points form the staple of our meals throughout the year!
Also, the Food Not Bombs meal happens every Sunday at 1 p.m. on the sidewalk outside of the Buttonwood Tree, 604 Main St. in Middletown. Good food, good talk, and sometimes drumming!
Date: Today, April 28, 2014
Laura Cohen ’14 extends an invitation:
Food Not Bombs is an anarchist food redistribution organization. Come
cook a delicious meal with salvaged food and share it on Main Street
with everyone every Sunday!
Date: Sunday, October 27th
Place: 1st Church on Court Street
Cost: Very free
From Laura Cohen ’14:
Come to Food Not Bombs, an anarchist food redistribution organization! We cook food and share a free meal on the sidewalk with everyone! Every Sunday! Come to cook, eat, and/or clean!
Cook – 11-12:45 at 1st Church on Court St
Eat – 1-2 at the Buttonwood Tree on Main St
Clean – 2:15 back at 1st Church
Date: Sunday, October 6th
Time: 11:00 am
Place: 1st Church and the Buttonwood Tree
Just woke up? Good. Hungry? Great. Want to cook for Middletown? Snap; get a move on to Food Not Bombs on and around Main Street (though Joshua Krugman ’14 won’t be offended if you’re late):
Come cook with Middletown Food Not Bombs! Every Sunday (including this one!) at or after 11:00 a.m. First Church on Court St. (last block before Main St.)
Come eat with Middletown Food Not Bombs! in front of The Buttonwood Tree on Main St. at or after 12:45 p.m – bring instruments, songs!
Come clean up with Middletown Food Not Bombs! back at the church, 2:15 p.m.
THE BEST MEAL IN MIDDLETOWN AT ANY PRICE
When: Now through 2 something, every Sunday
Where: First Church (190 Court St.) -> The Buttonwood Tree (605 Main St.) -> First Church
Benefits to Society: Positive
Dan Schniedewind ’12 writes in:
Flushed with extra points and about to leave campus? Unlike Middletown Ca$h, this Wes-specific currency does not carry over from semester to semester. Middletown Food Not Bombs, an informal anti-authoritarian network dedicated to the principles of mutual aid and direct action against hunger, militarism and inequality, will convert these surplus points into food for hungry bellies. Simply approach one of the ‘adult’ cashiers at WeShop before it closes on Monday (the 7th) and say you would like to donate to Food Not Bombs. The points will be deducted from your balance and put toward a substantial bulk order to be distributed for free on Main Street over the coming weeks. M-FNB hosts a weekly vegetarian picnic on the corner of Liberty and Main each Sunday at 1 PM. Food is made available to everyone, rich or poor, drunk or sober. Diners serve themselves and anyone can contribute.
Donate some points or, better yet, join us for a tasty, free meal this Sunday 1pm at the Buttonwood on Main Street!
Date: Thursday – Monday
Food Not Bombs wants your food, not your bombs:
Flushed with extra points and leaving campus in the spring? Middletown Food Not Bombs is accepting donations of kitchen staples and other non-perishables for immediate distribution on Main Street on Sunday. Either place them in the box outside the Weshop door or email fnbmiddletown(at)lists(dot)riseup(dot)net for a personal pick-up.
Food Not Bombs! is an informal anti-authoritarian network dedicated to the principles of mutual aid and direct action against hunger, militarism and inequality. Food is made available to everyone, rich or poor, drunk or sober. Diners serve themselves and anyone can contribute.
FNB will be sharing a free vegetarian feast and distributing produce and groceries on the corner of Liberty and Main Street at 1 PM this and every Sunday. Cooking begins around 11 in the kitchen of the First Church (just a block and a half down Court Street from High). Cooking experience appreciated, but hardly required. And don’t worry, they don’t arrest us anymore. Come cook and share food this Sunday with Middletown!
WSA Rep Rebecca Rubenstein ’15 and the WSA Sustainability Task Force are callin’ in to remind you to unplug your stuff for break. Also to do other stuff:
If you’re leaving campus for Thanksgiving Break, take a few minutes to reduce energy consumption and save the school some money. Here are some suggestions:
- Unplug electronics and appliances (TVs, computers, chargers, microwaves, etc.).
- Turn off your lights and alarm clocks before you leave.
- Close your windows.
- Turn down your thermostats, if you can.
- Unplug and clean out your fridge, because your food will likely go bad anyways. You can donate your food to the Middletown Chapter of Food not Bombs by emailing this address: fnbmiddletown[at]lists[dot]riseup[dot]net, or give your food to your friends that are staying on campus.
Have a great break!!
WSA Sustainability Task Force
So, Wesleyan: you may already be aware of our activist history. Interested in getting involved in the present?
Care about the security of our future? Concerned about the current state of affairs around the world? Want to be part of history in the making? We do! September 17th (this Saturday) marks the beginning of a global movement to occupy financial districts, Tahrir Square-style, to call for true democracy and symbolically protest corporate globalization! People will be coming together to set up camp and peacefully occupy the streets in cities around the world. Saturday morning we will be leaving as a group to partake in the historic event!
Come to the informational meeting, THURSDAY at 6PM @ 190 High St. (the UOC), if you think you may be interested in partaking. We will use the time to discuss logistics, talk about what is likely to happen, as well as what message we would like to convey as Wesleyan students. In addition, we will be brainstorming signage and other creative statements. The meeting will be potluck-style…bring food if you can, some will be provided. Come let us know what you think!
Email wesleyanwallstreet(hat)gmail(cat)com with questions and comments.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 15
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: 190 High St. (UOC)
Echoing from last year:
Let’s get real for a minute: The spring semester is coming close to an end. For many, this is reflected in a very declined balance of Monopoly money points on the ol’ Wescard. But as always, there are others who have found themselves with quite an excess, and have no idea how to spend it all before the semester ends (unlike M-town Ca$h, this Wes-specific currency won’t roll over from year to year).
In our busy lives of studying and reading Wesleying, it can be hard to find the time and energy to get rid of those pesky extra points. But worry no longer, comrades, for hope has arrived! There is now a quick and easy solution that feels just as great as a full work-out!
…And perhaps in this context: FOOD NOT POINTS.