Birmingham Food not Bombs was officially re-launched as the group spent several hours in Victoria Square distributing free food.
Food Not Bombs shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.
We wanted to show solidarity with the Occupy Birmingham protest camp in Victoria Square so chose that location for our first distribution. We arrived and were welcomed by the camp at 1:00pm and spent the next few hours giving away free vegan food to members of the camp, homeless people and anyone else who happened to be passing by. On the menu this week was spicy vegetable soup, spinach and mushroom soup, salad, fruit salad, a variety of different cakes, tea, coffee and an assortment of fruit. We were also giving away a selection of warm cloths from the Birmingham Social Centre Free Shop.