We recognize that access to nutritionally adequate and safe food is a right of each individual. We recognize that globally there is enough food for all and that inequitable access is the main problem.
Bearing in mind the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we pledge to act in solidarity to ensure that freedom from hunger becomes a reality.
( Adopted by the International Conference on Nutrition, Rome, December 1992 )
The Peace and Justice Pantry is an all-volunteer partnership project of Venice Food Not Bombs and the Venice United Methodist Church.
The Pantry was formed in order to embrace ideals of justice while providing vital and essential life sustaining services to people currently un-served or underserved in the Venice area, including those living in vehicles, homeless, disabled, minors, seniors, working poor, families, and anyone else in need.
The Venice United Methodist Church is the fiscal sponsor for the Pantry and tax deductible donations can be made through the church. The Pantry is not an evangelical tool of the church and it does not discriminate against people based on religious beliefs, lack of religious belief, sexual preference, gender identity, housing status, ethnicity, or race.