As participants of Saturday 21st’s Save ESOL march gathered outside Sheffield City Hall they were treated to a pleasant surprise by the recently resurrected Sheffield Food Not Bombs group, who provided the catering for the demonstration. Offering an alternative to the neo-liberal fast food restaurants that clog our city centres; Sheffield FNB served spicy potato wraps and cous-cous salad for free to the general public. Nearly 100 people were kept happy by a combination of delicious vegan food and a range of music that joined the dots between full-on psychedelic trance and Spandau Ballet! Despite the combined efforts of the wind and City Hall water fountain’s continual splashing to scupper the stall, FNB’s message of self-organisation was warmly received by the demonstrators and the general public alike.
With Sheffield Food Not Bombs we aim to provide free food to those in need, catering for events and information concerning self-organisation, revolutionary politics and local issues. We are an autonomous, non-hierarchal group made up of both politically affiliated and non-affiliated members. The reason we can provide food for free is simple: that is what it has cost us! The wasteful nature of capitalist food distribution means plenty of useable food is discarded daily as profit is put before human need. Food Not Bombs is, however, not the solution, it only increases awareness of the problem. For this reason we invite anyone who would like to get involved, have information distributed on our stalls or propose events to join our mailing list; http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/sheffield-food-not-bombs