FNB's goal is to distribute food to the needy, and to provide the information and recipes necessary to set up a Food Not Bombs service in your community. Founded by a small group of friends and activists with the vision of providing for the hungry, they collect and distribute edible, recoverable food that is thown away (surplus food). The book supplies all of the ingredients: a 7-step process to get food operation up and running; a cookbook; personal stories by the activists; the politics of expression and enactment (clues to avoid a potentially violent encounter with the police or with the politicians); and even form letters, logos and flyers copy-ready. Food Not Bombs is forever embroiled in a front-line battle with the political cavalry. The obstables that FNB face are formidable and shouldserve as catalysts to move more of us to action, and reaction. With this bible in everyone's hands, there will bw no need for hand-outs, panhandlers, hand-shakers or hand-cuffers.