Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Building a strong network

We were asked by Funk the War, a student and youth activist protest that will take place March 2010, to serve food at a planning consulta earlier this month.

Over 40 youth and students from area universities, including George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland-College Park, and American University, attended the weekend planning session. To cook enough food, people from DC FNB and Funk the War gathered during the week to have a late-night cooking session. Consulta attendees who had just finished an interactive, training session were served shepherdess pie, banana bread, chili, hummus, homemade bread, and fresh fruits.

We hope to work more with other groups in the future to continue supporting each other and building community solidarity.

PS: Tax season is upon us. Individuals who meet income requirements can receive free income tax filing assistance at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. The service is offered on weeknights Monday through Thursday, and on Saturday and Sunday during the day in the basement of the library. Please check here for specific times and additional information. Volunteers will also be available to answer questions about the Food Stamp Program.