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A free vegan Christmas meal will be offered on Christmas Day at 2PM in front of the downtown Santa Cruz Post Office. Brought to you by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs and FNB founder Keith McHenry.
Food Not Bombs founder Keith McHenry was in Santa Cruz last week to give a presentation at Santa Cruz's Resource Center for Nonviolence. When he heard that no free Christmas meal was planned this year in downtown Santa Cruz, he decided to hang out and organize one. "We were told that the meal was not happening at the Vets hall this year and I started hearing from people in other cities saying that their usual Christmas meals were also not happening. It was kind of shocking," said McHenry. "So, we had a meeting with the local Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs and decided to organize a meal." Mc Henry says they're planning on feeding up to one thousand people at the December 25th meal. McHenry spoke with me while collecting donations of food and flowers at the Saturday Farmers Market. "The enthusiasm of everybody who wants to contribute is just beyond comprehension," he said.
Cooking and food preparation will happen at the Front Street kitchen on Tuesday, December 24th from 2PM to 9PM and Wednesday, December 25th beginning at 9AM. To donate food or volunteer to help, call: 575-770-3377
Christmas dinner will be served on Wednesday, December 25th at 2PM at the downtown Post Office, 850 Front Street. There will also be live music to accompany the vegan meal. Contact Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs for more information: http://santacruzfoodnotbombs.org/ ---- 831-515-8234