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News and Events


Soupstock 2024
The 44th anniversary celebration of Food Not Bombs
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Noon to 4:00 pm Duck Island in San Lorenzo Park off Dakota Street, Santa Cruz Free concert and festival

Featuring the live music of: Gina René & Million 7’s Project • Lyrical I • The 77 Wonders • Dormroom Capybaras • Carabeza

Live music, free food, information booths, arts and craft tables, bike valet service, children’s area and lots of fun for everyone!

Your organization, community project or art and craft business is invited to set up for free at our event. Just show up ready to have fun.

Our weekly meetings are on Thursdays at 5 pm at the El Rio Mobalhome Park Community Room 2120 N Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Some agenda items include work on our Disaster Preparedness Plan, volunteer support, coordination of the cooking and solidarity with other groups and movements

Support the right of Food Not Bombs to share free food, info and ideas in Santa Cruz!


Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 1, 2015...Santa Cruz Shelter earns...

Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 18, 2015...Santa Cruz Homeless Breakfast protest draws police attention

Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 11, 2015...Food Not Bombs Target Homeless Concerns

Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 24, 2015...Food Not Bombs Celebrates 35 Years

December 25, 2013, KSBW, Channel 8, Santa Cruz
Christmas Meal on KSBW, Food Not Bombs in Santa Cruz

December 25, 2013, Santa Cruz IndyMedia
Hundreds Served at Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs Holiday Meal

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Three Principles of Food Not Bombs

1. Always Vegan or Vegetarian and Free to Everyone
2. Each Chapter is Independent and Autonomous and makes Decisions Using the Consensus Process
3. Food Not Bombs is not a Charity and is Dedicated to Nonviolent Social Change.