On Tuesday, police arrested a Food Not Bombs volunteer for sharing food at Park 35 Apartments. This is the latest escalation in management’s effort to prevent free food distribution, but it will not stop us. The landlord thinks that since they own the property they can stop people from helping each other, but they’re wrong.
Every week, we share fresh food and clothing with the residents of a low-income apartment complex in Decatur. Many families depend on having a distribution point where they live, and it’s especially important to elderly residents and those with less mobility. Until recently, we got nothing but appreciation for our efforts there. But on Tuesday,
Atlanta Food Not Bombs has been sharing free food with anyone who is hungry for over a decade. We believe that food is a human right, and that no authority should be able to prevent anyone from eating. Georgia State University Police has begun a campaign of harassment aimed at anyone who tries to share food