Food Not Cops Mutual Aid

At A Glance


Jasmine Whitney


Burlington, Vermont

Primary Issue Area:

  • Living Economies
  • Food

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Our Purpose

Food Not Cops is a mutual aid collective based out of so-called Burlington, VT, on the unceded land of the Wabanaki Confederacy.We have shared lunch and supplies in downtown Burlington every day for over four years straight. We gather around hot meals cooked by community members and combine our relationships and resources to secure whatever people need: clothing, toiletries, medicine, communication devices, camping gear, and more.This project began at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a partnership between Food Not Bombs Burlington and BTV Copwatch. Food Not Cops has evolved into a network of neighbors organizing to meet each other’s needs outside of markets and government programs.