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Along with colorful leaves falling around us, temperatures are also starting to drop a little bit.
As the weather continues to cool down and the harvest season ends, we’ll be receiving smaller quantities of fresh produce so we want to make sure it is known that we greatly appreciate any canned or dried good donations. Canned vegetables and dried beans and other foodstuff allows us to keep on making a delicious, vegan hot soup throughout the cold months. Canned fruits are especially appreciated as they can be harder to come during winter time for us and many other folks. Of course we would love to receive more fresh produce, if you know of a food business that would be interested in donating to us or if you have a surplus of produce from your own garden, we would love to talk to you more about it!
We also try to provide warm clothing for those who may not have the means to acquire them elsewhere. Anything like jackets, coats, scarfs, gloves, hats, blankets would be great and makes a world of a difference for the person who uses them.

Check out the Get Involved link to see a full wish list of items that help feed multiple dozens of folks each week! Feel free to stop by on a Monday to drop off any donations and say hi, or e-mail us if that is a time-conflict for you.

Take care, keep warm, peace!

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Finally, after a long time an article about what we do has made it to the Lancaster newspaper! Check out the the link for the full story if you haven’t already!

Food not Bombs continues to serve community despite fallout

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August 31st saw one of the best Monday picnics we’ve had since they started last May (2008)! We are back across the street from Binns Park, by the bus stop and it was one of the busiest and most attended picnics in recent weeks. We had a delicious vegetable and noodle soup that quickly disappeared before even cooling down, a few plates worth of PB & J sandwiches that everyone ate up, and dozens of cups of coffee and water that couldn’t be kept up with! Of course there was all the delicious pies, cookies, and assorted produce and it ALL was gone before 2pm, when we normally finish up. We also had a bunch of kids that were gobbling up celery with peanut butter, which seemed to be the favorite food of the day!

As always it was great to meet with friends for another picnic on another warm and sunny day, plus we met a lot more friendly folks who stopped by to share a bite with us or grab some bread or produce for their families at home. We also met some new folks who helped out for the first time and we hope to see in the future. It was one of the best times we’ve had, people were happy to have food, kids were merry, it was a beautiful day in every way.

Take care, enjoy the beautiful weather, and see you next Monday!

ps: pictures from this awesome day will be uploaded shortly!

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Believe it or not, it has been one whole year that Lancaster Food not Bombs has been picnicking in downtown Lancaster city. While we had to make changes throughout the year such as moving across Queen St from the Brunswick Mall area to Binn’s Park, we and those who join us each week have stayed with us and we continue to serve each and every Monday!

While we have done well so far, we unfortunately are seeing the departure of a few members who really made an impact for the group- such as providing kitchen space for cooking and vehicle use to help transport all of our equipment to and from the picnic. We greatly appreciate those who would like to come out, join us and volunteer even for a few hours each week. There are always plenty of things that can be done to help feed a hungry stomach. Check out our page on how you can easily volunteer or make a simple contribution.

By the way, we do have some pictures of some of our tasty picnics and we hope to upload them to the site real soon. Apologies for the delay.

Take care!

Lancaster Food not Bombs Crew!

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Thanks for visiting the new website of Lancaster Food not Bombs!

On the side column you can find more information on what Food not Bombs is, what Lancaster Food not Bombs does and how you can get involved or help out.

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