We salvage, cook, and distribute food along the stolen banks of the Chehalis River, to those in need and to those fighting for liberation from here to Seattle. We acknowledge we do this work on land stolen from the people of the Upper and Lower Chehalis tribes, and that we now fight a poverty and hunger brought to this land by colonization.
This project was born out of the Black Lives Matter rebellion in so-called Seattle. We started by helping the folks at the Feed The Movement table. We hit upon wraps as a good hand held and transportable method, made a few deliveries to CHAZ, and haven’t looked back. We have been making regular deliveries ever since to various groups and projects in the region. We wanted to extend our solidarity and our food to our own area, as many here remain incredibly food insecure. So to that end we organized a local chapter of Food Not Bombs.
We work with local businesses and farms to gather unsalable food that would otherwise be thrown away. By these means and more we can remain unfunded by outside sources and use the Food Not Bombs model to be one collective among many. We will, through practice, uphold the values of autonomy, self-determination, mutual aid, direct action, and solidarity. Learn more about Food Not Bombs as we begin this project as bring the people in our region what they need – food, not bombs.
We collect food each Friday, to add your business to our list of places we frequently gather from please reach out through Chehalis River Mutual Aid Network, either on socials or through email.
Because of COVID-19 we are taking extra safety precautions at our community meals as well as doing all our cooking in a decentralized manner in our own homes. We are always looking for more people to help collect food, cook in their own home, and bring the food down to our community meal every Saturday in the Aberdeen Library Parking Lot from 4pm – 6pm. Please visit the Get Involved page to learn more.