As if by magic vast quantities of food appeared at five o’clock, Thursday, November 28th on the steps on the Berkeley Post Office: two hams, five pies (one apple), beans, tomato rice, cookies, salad, mashed potatoes, pinto beans, fruit salad, bread, rolls and more.
Food Not Bombs, Berkeley Post Office Defenders and Occupy Oakland peeps came together to offer food for anyone who happened by or was notified by word of mouth, twitter or the calendar entry.
By the time all was said and eaten, most of this large stockpile of was gone. Some fifty people were fed on an otherwise deserted street, next to a Post Office the Postal Service wants to abandon, on a deserted block of a temporarily nearly deserted town.
There may be little all can agree on but creating a repast and inviting all to come and share it should be one of them.