Food Not Bombs - Houston

Food Not Bombs - Houston Come to 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002 Mon., Wed., Fri, & Sun. at 7:30pm. Bring vegan food, supplies, or just bring yourself! See you in the streets.

We, participants in Food Not Bombs Houston (FNBH), agree;

1. to use sharing of free food, exchange of information, and dialogue as a means of promoting social justice, cultural exchange, horizontal organizing, and mutual aid

2. not to use or tolerate sexual, racial, or any other form of harassment, authoritarianism, assault, or threat thereof in conjunction with FNBH — If anyone who has been ask

ed to leave by the group for sexual harassment or assault returns and tries to volunteer, we will circle up and let everyone know that this person has been asked to leave

3. to bring only vegan (containing no animal products) or ovo-lacto freegan (may contain dairy or egg, but obtained for free) food that is safe for consumption, and to indicate any non-vegan ingredients

4. to respect each other’s privacy and views, to try to contribute constructively to the group, and to refrain from disparaging the contributions of others

5. not to sell food or otherwise profit from any kind of donations given to FNBH

6. not to represent our personal viewpoints as viewpoints of FNBH, or make decisions on behalf of FNBH

7. to establish a group decision before: inviting the media to FNBH sharings, giving interviews as a FNBH volunteer, giving the media names or any other information about those coming to share or eat (everyone can choose whether or not to speak for themselves)

8. to act in a friendly and calm manner when police visit FNB, and to explain to officers that we are just trying to help people

9. to encourage each other to call for a circle at any meal sharing to make proposals, work on group decisions, or raise concerns, including those about individuals not respecting these agreements

10. no members under the age of 18 will be allowed in the group chat, and minors will need a responsible adult present to be able to volunteer

11. to practice awareness of our own privileges as volunteers and to maintain appropriate respectful and non-exploitative relationships with the community members we serve

1st food sharing of the year. About 85 people ate a great, hot, healthy meal. Happy New Year.
01/02/2024

1st food sharing of the year. About 85 people ate a great, hot, healthy meal. Happy New Year.

What a year! Houston Food Not Bombs volunteers shared healthy vegetarian food on 208 nights, with up to 160 hungry peopl...
12/31/2023

What a year! Houston Food Not Bombs volunteers shared healthy vegetarian food on 208 nights, with up to 160 hungry people.

The City penalized volunteers, writing them 85 class C misdemeanor tickets (more info: tinyurl.com/FnbFAQ). If all of those tickets were adjudicated at the maximum ($2,000 each), volunteers would have to pay the City $170,000.

549 people across the US donated to us (you can donate here: https://www.hpjc.org/fnb/). Over a third of our donations were $20 or less.

Over 70,000 people signed petitions against the anti-food sharing law (add your name here: tinyurl.com/FreeToShareFood).

12/26/2023

For Christmas, the City decided not to write us our 85th ticket. So... saving that for Wednesday?

Food Not Bombs Houston will be featured on KHOU Channel 11 at 10p tonight. Pls tune in.
12/26/2023

Food Not Bombs Houston will be featured on KHOU Channel 11 at 10p tonight. Pls tune in.

Getting ready to serve food to the hungry on Christmas Eve.
12/25/2023

Getting ready to serve food to the hungry on Christmas Eve.

12/21/2023
12/15/2023
12/07/2023

Houston Food Not Bombs volunteers likely to be put on trial tomorrow afternoon Thursday and we want to pack the courthouse. We will know by 11 if we need people at the courthouse on Lubbock at 1pm. Let us know if you want to be notified by text message, and include your phone number.

12/03/2023

Don't forget to VOTE today.

Missing! Pls share! Her family is looking for her on the street. Esp downtown Houston. We at FNBH will be keeping an eye...
11/27/2023

Missing! Pls share! Her family is looking for her on the street. Esp downtown Houston. We at FNBH will be keeping an eye out for her.
Thankfully local media has picked up this story.

11/21/2023
11/21/2023

“The international community is warning us against a severe humanitarian disaster and severe epidemics. We must not shy away from this. After all, severe epidemics in the south of Gaza will bring victory closer,”
- Retired Israeli General Giora Eiland

Israel’s Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said that he “agrees with every word" of Eiland's column.

That's just a thing strikes do.  It's not like they're done by anyone.
11/20/2023

That's just a thing strikes do. It's not like they're done by anyone.

Ticket  #74. Yes, we are still receiving citations for serving hungry individuals. 73 cases are pending in court.We are ...
11/14/2023

Ticket #74. Yes, we are still receiving citations for serving hungry individuals. 73 cases are pending in court.
We are still fighting all of our cases. Not guilty, trial by jury. To date, our cases are being reset for legal purposes. Most dates have been pushed to 2024. We will continue to keep everyone posted as we continue to fight through this ridiculous anti food sharing law.

11/14/2023

Today we learned that Roshelle Pate has passed away. Roshelle, whom we came to know affectionately as the "Food Soldier," was an immeasurable light in our lives. When Food Not Bombs had to leave our previous organizing space, Roshelle welcomed us in with open arms. While working tirelessly to feed her community, you could always hear her laugh from across the building. We never saw her without a smile and her generosity was as contagious as her smile. Her ability to mobilize people to make Columbus a better place was truly unmatched. She will be sorely missed, as the Food Soldier, as a collaborator and as a friend.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to all her friends and family.

10/25/2023

Holocaust now! Indiscriminate Israeli bombing is currently killing one child every 12 minutes. To understand the urgency of stopping this, in the same time as Putin takes to kill one child in Ukraine, Israelis are killing a thousand children.

10/17/2023

War crimes are never ok, not in retaliation, not if you call them "defense," etc.

110 people served tonight.
10/02/2023

110 people served tonight.

Monday night at Houston Food Not Bombs, a family showed up -- six kids and a mom. The dad had kicked them out of a motel...
09/26/2023

Monday night at Houston Food Not Bombs, a family showed up -- six kids and a mom. The dad had kicked them out of a motel. They were barely dressed.

Our volunteers called the city and the shelters, but no one could help that late. Houston police were there to issue their 61st citation to one of our volunteers for sharing food with the homeless. They also got on the phone trying to find some solution, but came up with nothing.

Houston Food Not Bombs volunteers arranged car seats and drove the family around for hours looking for a motel that would accept them, and finally found one, while simultaneously getting the word out. We raised $160 for two nights and $31 for an extra meal for the family.

The city is taking in hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the homeless each year, but Monday, our group, that doesn't take any of that money, was the only one ready to jump into action. This family needed us, Houston needs us, but Monday, the only contribution from the government was to write one of our volunteers a ticket.

115 people served. Thank u to everyone who made tonight successful. No ticket tonight.❤️
09/25/2023

115 people served. Thank u to everyone who made tonight successful. No ticket tonight.
❤️

09/24/2023

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550 McKinney Street
Houston, TX
77002

Opening Hours

Monday 7pm - 8pm
Wednesday 7pm - 8pm
Friday 7pm - 8pm
Sunday 7pm - 8pm

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