Those of us in New Orleans have already experienced the food magic in tent cities and public spaces. Throughout the fall of 2005 and most of 2006, we found our social interaction and healthy food through the hundreds of volunteers that came and fed us. Those kitchens, run by Rainbow community members, Deadheads, community organizers and faith-based communities were warm and welcoming and ultimately were shut down when no longer needed in that area. Those folks then moved on to the next necessary place. When I saw Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland, I was taken back to those parks and public spaces we used and could remember so clearly how important they were to our healing.
Thank you to those grassroots kitchens as they continue to offer health and rejuvenation for those in the trenches.
The Kitchens, Food & Cooks of the Occupy Movement | The Kitchen