[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge Night Crew / housing / food resources

Tony Longshanks LeTigre anthonyletigre at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 00:03:45 UTC 2012

I just re-set the date/time on my stupid computer so it should be correct
a/o this message.....I wonder how many of mine have gone straight down the
drain because of being mis-dated?

Just to add to what I posted before about housing....on the subject of
food....I'm quoting a message from people who recently started up the
OccupySF Food Bank during the J20 action. The email below is dated, but the
info / contacts are hopefully still useful / operable.

Those who have issues with OccupyWS and related movements/groups will
hopefully set aside their misgivings & petty squabbles. We are talking
about people being able to eat & sleep, here. (And when those needs are
met, they will be much less likely to hang around Noisebridge in an attempt
to meet them! Although, let's face it, we are a lot more fun than most
shelters and soup kitchens.)

More info on all the actions can be found at OccupyWallStWest.org or

If anyone didn't get my last message ( sent an hour or two ago ) about
housing / Homes Not Jails etc let me know and I'll forward it to you
personally (not the entire Discuss list).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: OccupySF FoodBank <occupysffoodbank at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM
Subject: The Food Bank of America!
To: OccupySFFoodBank at gmail.com

Hello Everyone!

On January 20th we will be creating The Food Bank of America in San
Francisco's Wall St.

We will turn a corporate bank into a community food bank to collect
foodfor our community and share meals with people in the streets.
You are all invited to come share food with us on January 20th during the
actions to shut down Wall Street West.  Please bring a can of food or a
non-perishable food item (ex: pasta) to be donated to our food bank. Feel
free to also bring fresh produce or prepared meals to share all day with
others at the food bank. We will be donating the canned goods and
non-perishable food items that we collect on January 20th to local soup
kitchens and homeless shelters.

We will be collecting non-perishables throughout the day starting at 6 a.m.
at Justin Herman Plaza on Market and Steuart streets along the Embarcadero.
We will then announce the location of the Food Bank of America at JHP,
through twitter hashtag #OSFFoodBank or follow @OSFFoodBank, and through
e-mailing OccupySFAutonomousAction at GMail.com . You can also call

We will be sharing prepared meals, fruit, sandwiches, and other organic and
nutritious meals throughout the day.  Find out where the Food Bank of
America is located the day of the action at Justin Herman Plaza or call and
contact these people on January 20th for locations, addresses, times and
logistical information on transporting food to people.

Mr. Alex – 707-479-6210 – BarryJive5 at GMail.com

Ryan        - 510-619-4378 – RootsRhizing at GMail.com

Meagan    - 214-535-2116 – MmoroneyOccupySF at GMail.com

We are also offering to help coordinate and transport food to actions
throughout the day.  If an action could use some nutritious food or you
want to know where you can bring a hot meal contact the above numbers or
find us at the Food Bank of America.

We would love volunteers!

We are having a meeting for Food Bank and Food for J20

Where: Mutiny Radio, Diamond Dave’s show, at 21st and Florida, San
Francisco, CA

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 17th.

We will be able to coordinate, organize, and rest at St. Patrick’s

(756 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA between 3rd and 4th streets) near
Yerba Buena Gardens. Contact Susan for more info on the church.
SusanOccupySF at gmail.com

We will have a chill space and first aid station at the church and will be
able to collect and send out food to action locations. We also have spaces
in the Mission district, the Castro district, Berkeley, and Oakland where
food can be prepared and stored the day of.

Get in touch! 510-619-4378 leave a message
OccupySFFoodBank at GMail.com<OccupySFAutonomousAction at GMail.com>

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Justin Doerr <justinsfca at gmail.com> wrote:

> This email is lengthy as are all of mine, but bare with me! :-)
> FYI everyone I'm just going to keep up with communicating to everyone
> about what's been going on at night around Noisebridge. I've moved a few
> things around in the kitchen, but most of it is pretty straight forward and
> shouldn't have harmed anyone (aka moving things off the top of or around
> the fridge into an empty cabinet or throwing things in the fridge that have
> gone bad away into the garbage bin etc.)
> ALSO an awesome collaboration of 4 other Noisebridge night owls and myself
> have collectively worked together to streamline the laborious process of
> washing two industrial sized sinks full of dishes in less than 15 minutes.
> We're in need of a bit of help from YOU the community in creating a
> checklist of duties that the night crew could willingly perform but don't
> necessarily have to, in order to keep the space more tidy upon leaving each
> night, at least as far as the kitchen is concerned, one brick at a time...
> We're also doing outreach to individuals who are personally experiencing
> the struggles of being homeless and giving them legal info about Homes Not
> Jails and other amazing organizations around the lovely city of San
> Francisco. IMO, I feel that we need to tackle the sleeping issue by
> preventing it from happening in the first place by giving these people
> resources to find shelter and talk with them one on one and help them
> individually. It is my opinion that it personally breaks my heart to see
> great people depriving themselves of sleep which is naturally unproductive
> to actual hacking because they have nowhere to go on a cold rainy night
> like tonight... We have to show these people that although we consider
> sleeping to be unexcellent, we also care and want to help them as a
> community. I for one am asking for your help, and I can't do this alone. I
> need all kinds of support. Preferably someone who's actually experienced
> homelessness and could better relate with them.
> Those of you who know of websites to go to and people to contact feel free
> to contact me about putting that info into the HR binder. Also Ben is
> working on measuring power levels to give a report to PG&E or something
> important to saving the space a shitload of $$ or something IDK about all
> the details or really care, I trust the guy, so I just put up more signs so
> people won't nag him or the people involved with his awesome project...
> Noisebridge is really coming together and I left with a huge smile on my
> face because I honestly believe that. I was a little worried, but now my
> faith has definitely been reinstated. The only thing that I really want to
> stress is that I'd like to see more interaction with one another., myself
> included. Meaning taking more time out of our day to go from working on our
> own stuff to taking responsibility as a community to get things done
> together without bickering. The only bad news I have to report is that poor
> naughty Katherine didn't get to use her stun gun/cattle prod on the any of
> the "Oogles" (it's growing on me) today, seeing as there weren't any. Sad
> face :-( lol kidding!
> Moral of my most recent post: If we as a community treat the space AND
> EACH OTHER with more respect, more respectful people come in and be
> excellent to one another and less disrespectful people show up and wreak
> havoc and unexcellence. Simple as that.
> Peace, and I love you all. Have a wonderful day.
> -Justin Patrick Doerr.
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