Activism in New Paltz: Food Not Bombs / New Paltz Action Network

Name

New Paltz Food Not Bombs

What They Do

Food Not Bombs is an all volunteer grassroots movements that works to provide free vegetarian food to the hungry, and protest war and poverty. They have locations across the world in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. First starting in 1980, the movement has worked to “end hunger and has supported actions to stop the globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people, end exploitation and the destruction of the earth and its beings.”    

How to Get Involved

New Paltz Food Not Bombs is situated on the grassy hill across the street from Wells Fargo and next to Snugs, on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. However, during the winter months they are inside Snugs.

Who to Contact

You may visit their Facebook page, “New Paltz Food Not Bombs,” or reach out to them at npzfnb@gmail.com. If you want to get involved with the volunteer effort outside of New Paltz, you can also visit www.foodnotbombs.net. 

Name

New Paltz Action Network

What They Do

Still starting out and not yet having a definitive agenda, New Paltz Action Network is a group dedicated to “establishing the infrastructure for communication on campus.” They aim to build student power and organize politically. Their main goal is to facilitate a bond between the individuals and organizations of New Paltz, eventually connecting them with the community and other colleges.  

How to Get Involved

New Paltz Action Network is active on their Facebook, sharing information about local events. Recently, they promoted “Refuge Recovery,” an addiction treatment program held at the Family of New Paltz every Tuesday night. On Dec. 4 was “Comradeship, Community and Care,” which was put on by the New Paltz Socialists. 

Who to Contact

You may check out their Facebook page, “New Paltz Action Network,” and join their group to stay notified about future events.

Mahnoor Ali
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Mahnoor Ali is a fourth-year English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. This is her third semester with the The Oracle. Previously, she has worked as Assistant Copy Editor and Features Editor. Her favorite stories to both read and write about are Culture, Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Columns, with an appreciation for News and social issues.