What Occupy Wall Street Protesters Eat

October 11, 2011

As the Occupy Wall Street (and more than 70 other locations across the country) protests enter their third week, some businesses have begun to declare their support for their activists. Sometimes that support has come in the form of food. 

One of those food companies is Ben & Jerry's. The ice cream giant declared their support of the protests in a statement posted to their website. "The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us...We support this call to action and are honored to join you in this call to take back our nation and democracy," the company's Board of Directors said. 

Sixpoint Brewery sent kegs to the protestors (which were full of water). Others simply looked to cash in on the demonstrations. Liberatos Pizza has sold dozens of "OccuPie" pizzas for $15. "I have nothing to do with the protest,” owner Telly Liberatos said. “I don’t take sides. It was a very slow summer. I’m trying to run my business."

As the ranks of protestors in New York reached 10,000 strong, people have begun subsisting on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and other food donations. Buzzfeed has some photos of typical breakfast and lunch meals. 

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