Organizing To Feed Protesters

Several groups, led by the nationwide coalition Food Not Bombs, which provides vegetarian meals to the homeless, are assembling volunteers and cooking tools and making arrangements with food donors for the convention, organizers said.

“This is going to be the biggest thing we’ve done in years,” said Food Not Bombs founder Keith McHenry, who was stripped of his pots, pans and stoves when he tried to set up an open-air food kitchen on Boston Common during last week’s convention.

“We expect to get hassled in New York, too, so we’re going to do the cooking inside this time,” said McHenry, who has catered hundreds of radical happenings during the past 25 years, from his office in Tucson, Ariz. “We keep it simple. We would probably have rice and beans and sauteed veggies and fruit salad.” [more]