Answering Adversity - Food Not Bombs NPO
 Food Not Bombs Aglago (Silverlake, CA) - Project for the Young Photographers Alliance 
The first few visits to Food Not Bombs Aglago during the course of this project, I didn’t bring a camera. I wanted to have the volunteer experience and get to know the amazing people who coordinate the Silverlake chapter of FNB (Ag - silver, lago - lake).
Maybe I had a preconceived notion about who the hungry would be. Maybe it was a sign of the times that people from all walks of life were standing in line waiting to be fed. 
Jobless Americans, immigrants, the elderly and even people who are employed and yet homeless, such as a registered nurse I spoke to who was living on the street.
Nobody gets paid to help. Every Sunday they cook and serve wonderful organic food left over from the farmer's markets to people who don’t have regular access to high quality nutrition. I became more involved each week I went back.
The organization costs next to nothing to run, and that makes it a brilliant example of finding alternative ways to supplement the waning government aid. Food Not Bombs does not rely on state funding and the food service is mobile. Service is set up in Pershing Square and outside the Union Rescue Mission on San Julian and 6th St., also known as Skid Row.
 
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This project was done for the Young Photographers Alliance in 2010 for their very first mentoring program. The theme for the 2010 YPA Mentoring Read More
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