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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Top 5 Foods to Bring to Occupiers

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM

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For those of us who aren't the protesting sort, but are generally supportive of the Occupy Everything movement, it can be hard to know how best to show our solidarity. Well, if you're reading this blog, you probably love food, and we have an idea. We talked to some of the de facto leaders of the local Occupy movement and found that they're not just hungry for change, they're hungry for snacks! 

Yes, even the most hardcore protesters need sustenance, as righteous indignation has no calories. Today the Occupy Everything movement is calling for a general strike, and there are more folks than ever to feed. If you don't want the revolution to die from malnourishment, here's five foods to bring to the occupation. Start your ovens, 99 percent!

5. Compostable plates and cutlery. While the occupiers seem to be pretty heroic, they're not actual Super Heroes who can turn their hands into knives and shit. Speaking of, they're also looking for chef knives, bread knives, serving utensils, disinfectant wipes, and ice chests. Basically, anything you'd need to cook and eat while camping they can use.

4. Warm drinks, especially at night when it's cold. Activist Rachel Zurer brought carafes of homemade hot chocolate to Occupy Denver, and was greeted like a wartime hero. She writes, "I'm not that good an activist, you know? But I made hot chocolate. It was tiny. But it helped."

3. Vegan food. Vegans are the other 1 percent, so this works on many levels, especially when you consider how messed big ag is. Susie Cagle, a reporter covering Occupy Oakland for Alternet, says:

I would actually recommend if possible that people bring food, especially hot and vegan, straight to occupy. They aren't cooking on site right now so cooked food is at a premium. I think everyone is out of the clink now and they're here and hungry -- and many are vegan.

Veggie casserole, perfect for serving the masses. - VEGGIES VEGANS

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