Food Not Bombs Founder Coming to Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Food Not Bombs Founder Coming to Iceland

Published November 12, 2009

Keith McHenry, one of the co-founders of the Food Not Bombs collective, plans on visiting Iceland this January.
In a statement from McHenry, he says that he is about to embark on a 30th anniversary world tour, and has plans to stop in Iceland on his way to the UK. Addressing Icelandic volunteers, he says in part, “I have heard and read so many great things about your work. [W]hile traveling to speak in England I saw that I could stop over in Iceland on my way. I would love to help cook and share food while visiting Iceland.”
McHenry plans to use his visit to give a public presentation about the history, principles and current actions of Food Not Bombs, and to show a video of Food Not Bombs in action in Africa.
Food Not Bombs was created in 1980 as a means of organizing people and encouraging public debate and discussion on the issues of the day. Gathering surplus food from various sources, such as supermarkets and bakeries, public “soup kitchens” are set up offering free food, as well as socio-political literature. Their tables are often set up at political rallies and concerts, but not always. Icelandic Food Not Bombs volunteers often choose Lækjartorg for their tables.
Keith McHenry, apart from being the co-founder of the group, also designed the logo (shown above) and authored “Food Not Bombs -How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community”.
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