OUR MISSION

Helping the Homeless and Hungry in Santa Monica

Founded in 1980, Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer movement that recovers food that would otherwise be discarded, and shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities in 65 countries in protest to war, poverty, and destruction of the environment. We are not a charity but dedicated to taking nonviolent direct action. Our movement has no headquarters or positions of leadership and we use the process of consensus to make decisions. We also provide food and supplies to the survivors of natural disasters, and people participating in occupations, strikes, marches and protests. 

 
We serve ~150 homemade, healthy meals
We serve ~150 homemade, healthy meals

We get 100% of our donations from grocery stores, farmers markets and food banks!

Our amazing volunteers make it happen
Our amazing volunteers make it happen

In addition to a hot meal, fresh fruit, bread and dessert, we make about 150 vegetarian soup cups every week!

We love to work hard, make new friends and celebrate our community
We love to work hard, make new friends and celebrate our community

It's hard work to make it happen, but you can tell there are smiles beneath those masks!

We serve ~150 homemade, healthy meals
We serve ~150 homemade, healthy meals

We get 100% of our donations from grocery stores, farmers markets and food banks!

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DONATE

Did you know that 11 billion pounds of garden produce become food waste annually? Did you know that 1 in 6 people experience food insecurity every day in the USA? Did you know that we are 100% powered by unpaid volunteers? Give today and help us feed our brothers and sisters in Santa Monica.

IN THE NEWS

Read more about FNB Santa Monica in the local news

 
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"Social Distancing Means Meals for Homeless Community Served to Go"

Spectrum News 1 | May 21, 2020

“We have a sense of community here. When a lot of people feel lonely, when I’m out here working with Food Not Bombs, I don’t feel lonely,” said Alexandra Paul.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

We are expanding our team of hard-working and compassionate volunteers. We meet on Thursday at the Salvation Army, so please join us between 4-6 PM and stay as long as you can! Dinner is served at 8:30 PM  Weekly commitment isn't required.

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