Food Not Bombs, the charitable activist organization whose mission is to provide food for those who need it around the world, kicked off it's 2012 World Gathering on Monday. Keith McHenry, the co-founder of Food Not Bombs, said he chose Tampa not just because the Republican National Convention is in town, but also because of Florida's strict anti-homeless laws.
Volunteers from around the world will gather this week to prepare for the RNC, where their goal is to provide free vegan food to those who come to protest the event. They will be at Occupy Tampa's camp at Voice of Freedom Park spreading word of their mission all week.
McHenry says that after the RNC, Food Not Bombs will feed protesters of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
See how Food Not Bomb's 2012 World Gathering began in the video below.