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Feed the Movement at Zuccoti Park
11 Jul 2012
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From "Rural Farmers Feeding the Occupy Movement":

Feed the Movement was a grassroots effort by farmers in the Northeast to help feed the Occupy Wall Street gathering in New York. Jennifer Hsu of WNYC profiled the work of the folks who gladly received this food and then worked to prepare it to be put to use on Wall Street. Writes Ms. Hsu of how one OWS member and an unemployed chef cooked for thousands of people each afternoon:

"Every night at Zuccotti Park, dinner is served around 7 P.M. What protesters may not realize is that their meals are made from fresh, organic produce donated by a dozen or so small farms located throughout the Northeast.

"Since the early weeks of the protest, regional farmers have been coming down independently to Occupy Wall Street to donate fruits and vegetables. In those days, meals were prepared in volunteers' homes. Yet, as the protest quickly gained momentum, food preparation needed to get more organized, and Occupy Wall Street set up a daily dinner operation out of a soup kitchen in East New York, Brooklyn.

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Community Culture Health Innovation Justice Recovery Rural/Regional Social Enterprise Farming Food InTheStreets NewYork Northeast Occupy Protest Vermont
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