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Food Overflow: Please advise!

O, all knowing flist, I require your assistance. I'm helping to run a big conference this week, and we've got some serious food overflow. It seems that many homeless shelters are bound by regulations that won't permit them to take this food from us. Anyone know any free-lance soup kitchens or freegan groups that could make good use of this stuff? There's tons of it, and there will probably be more all week.

Yes, I could look this up, but I'm pretty much at a dead run here. Advice would be appreciated!


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May. 20th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
I could use a cookie....

If all else fails, freeze for the next party, book club, etc.
May. 20th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
I would gladly give a cat cookie!
May. 20th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
There is a group that makes meals for people with AIDS...My Brother's Table, maybe? Is Food and Friends still around?
May. 20th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I meet their requirements for food, but I will try them. Thanks.
May. 20th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Where is the conference?
May. 20th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
16th and P streets
May. 20th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Argh, sorry, can't help ya. :/
May. 20th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Try asking on Craigslist?
May. 20th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
What about the staff at the facility you are using?
May. 21st, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Depends on what the food is - there is a food pantry at my old parish that might be happy to take some, depending. they're at North Capitol near H.
May. 21st, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
From your sister in wisconsin
I would try food not bombs. They take food from dumpsters (they inspect it before using it)and donations from individuals and groups, then cook it and give it away to people at free events, This started in the 80's when the threat of nuclear war happened but I remember seeing a documentary on PBS, that people have been doing this sort of thing since the 60's (Haight-ashbury/san fran area).

I don't know if DC/Virginia has a chapter, but here is their main email address for more info: http://www.abcnorio.org/affiliated/fnb.html

The AIDS hospice sounds like a good idea, too.

Hope you are well, Mary
May. 21st, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
This is from your sister in wisconsin...AGAIN.
Here is the correct sites for food not bombs:

There is a whole bunch of them in VA: http://www.foodnotbombs.net/virginia.html

There are some in the district of Columbia:

here is the site address if anyone wants it:

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