Feed the People

Once a week, volunteers with the They/Them Collective, an anarcho-abolitionist organization in Washington, D.C. gathers at a church in the DuPont Circle neighborhood to cook free meals as part of their "Feed the People" weekly mutual aid efforts.

 

Mutual aid is a revolutionary and civil rights tactic where communities are dedicated to one another, not depending on or waiting for institutions to help meet their needs. The Black Panther Party of the 1960s was known for their mutual aid efforts, offering 60 different kinds of community assistance nationwide. At its height their most notable program, “Free Breakfast for School Children”, fed over 10,000 children nationwide every day.