The Boston chapter of Food Not Bombs serves a free and healthy vegan meal every week. Run solely by volunteers, at Food Not Bombs you'll find no bosses or leaders. We serve one meal weekly year-round and rarely, if ever, miss a meal. We also sometimes serve at special events and protests. Everyone is encouraged to come eat, volunteer, and share ideas. All are welcome at our table.
Our Saturday Meal
On Saturdays from 9am-12pm, we cook our meal on the second floor of the Cambridge Community Center at 5 Callendar St, Cambridge, MA. We sometimes arrive a little later than 9am; if it's your first time volunteering we suggest coming at 9:30. We then transport food to the Carl F. Barron Plaza in Cambridge Central Square, where we serve the meal from 12:30pm until food runs out (usually between 2-3). After we run out of food, we bring supplies back to the Cambridge Community Center and clean. You can join us to cook, serve, or both.
Any changes to this schedule will be posted to our facebook page.
Please note that we are currently limiting the number of people who cook because we have a small kitchen space. Please email us at email@example.com to sign up to cook. Because the meal is served outside, we do not limit the number of people there, and you can join without signing up. Members are required to wear masks to cook and serve the food.
Everyone is welcome to participate in whatever activities they are able to do. For specific questions, please contact us. Below is an overview of the spaces we use and the typical tasks that are available for volunteers:
Our cooking location requires you to go up a ramp OR a short staircase (about 6 stairs). Food preparation typically includes some combination of washing and cutting vegetables, cooking soup, rice, or pasta, adding spices or flavoring, washing dishes, and carrying boxes of food downstairs after cooking. The countertop/island heights are taller than can be easily used while seated.
Our serving location is outdoors in the Carl F. Barron Plaza of Cambridge Central Square. The plaza is wheelchair accessible and has plenty of bench space for sitting. Serving activities include setting up tables, serving food, answering questions about Food Not Bombs, and purchasing any last-minute supplies (e.g., silverware, plates, or salt). During the fall and winter months, we suggest that you dress as warmly as possible to serve with us.