in collaboration with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Share food, not bombs
From: Jon S., Huntington, NY
Long Island Food Not Bombs has discovered an incredible model for addressing poverty within the communities it operates. Essentially, one person volunteering two hours a week can share a week's supply of groceries with 50 people.
By harnessing a vast amount of community support, Long Island Food Not Bombs uses this model to share millions of pounds of food, clothing, books and other necessities each week. The organization works with local businesses, farms and restaurants to collect perfectly good food that would normally be wasted, and there's a lot of that out there. Food Not Bombs is also able to do everything it does without spending any money.