By Alex Morris, May 19, 2021
Eighteen months ago, Quinn Squires of Islington began a Food Not Bombs chapter in Newcastle
“We are a volunteer-run autonomous grass roots anarchist collective,” Quinn says. “We are not a charity. We are a community group or a bunch of locals. Calling it an organisation is a bit too formal.”
Quinn, 23, is originally from Newcastle, and while he’s not the face of Food Not Bombs, he is a core member.
It’s not the first Food Not Bombs initiative in Newcastle, which is no surprise, as the all-volunteer association dedicated to nonviolent social change has been active for 40 years and has hundreds of chapters worldwide.