Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

2019 Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Food Not Bombs

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1179-9_432



Food Not Bombs is the umbrella name for a loose network of self-organizing food justice groups that began in Boston in 1980 and whose work is anti-hunger, antiwar, and pro animal rights. Currently the movement is made up of a decentralized network of 500 chapters in 60 countries (Food Not Bombs 2012). Food Not Bombs groups rescue food from various nodes in the food system including farms, restaurants, grocery stores, distributors, community-supported agriculture, and bakeries among many other places. Operating outside of the state, not-for- profit, and religious social service sector, Food Not Bombs food rescue efforts involve local connections with food businesses. These connections create mutually beneficial relationships whereby the businesses can reduce their food waste through regular donations. Once rescued, Food Not...

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  1. 1.Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesCUNY Graduate CenterNew YorkUSA