We distribute hot meals and groceries every week to hundreds of hungry people.
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,
Early this morning, we came to court ready to face criminal charges for feeding the homeless without a permit. Many people came out and we shared food, clothes, and hygiene supplies right in front of the courthouse. City representatives refused to show up. They were too ashamed to even face us in their own court. The
Cops in Atlanta claim it’s illegal for us to share food with each other. Earlier this month, a volunteer with Food Not Bombs was charged with a crime for giving food to homeless people without a permit. We do not care what the law or the police say, so we vowed to continue disobeying them. On Sunday
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
To all the people in Ft. Lauderdale who are being jailed for sharing food with hungry people: we are with you. To homeless people all over who are jailed for being poor: we are with you. In Atlanta we have also been harassed and arrested for standing with homeless people and against greed and repression.