For Occupiers, Feeding the Army Is Cake

'Kitchen' in park is seemingly always full with donations
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2011 1:40 PM CDT
Wall Street protesters eat in Zuccotti Park.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – So how do all those protesters living in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park manage to feed themselves day after day? Surprisingly well, reports the New York Times. The park at the heart of Occupy Wall Street has a makeshift kitchen of sorts at its center (no open flames allowed) that is well-stocked and constantly being replenished with donations. "Somehow, in spontaneous waves, day after day, the food pours in," writes Jeff Gordinier.

One day, for instance, a big load of cucumbers led to a massive cucumber salad for the masses. “It’s kind of a scramble to keep on top of the donations we receive," one OWS participant who helps organize the kitchen tells the Times. Pizza shops, delis, and other restaurants nearby also report being blitzed with orders from those sympathetic to the cause who pay for food to be delivered.

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