Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Keith McHenry - Food Not Bombs

With the help of seven friends in their shared house in 1980, Keith McHenry co-founded Food Not Bombs, an all-volunteer organization that collects surplus food from groceries and other business and uses it to prepare vegetarian meals for the homeless and hungry. The group gained most of its fame from numerous run-ins with San Francisco Police beginning in 1988, as officials tried to stop the mass feedings that drew large crowds of homeless people. McHenry says he has been arrested more than 100 times, and spent 500 nights in jail. He also ran the kitchen for

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