Metro State Atheists

Promoting Science, Reason, and Secular Values

Food for Freethought 2010

What is “Food for Freethought”?

Food for Freethought, inspired by the Center for Inquiry’s Campaign for Free Expression, is a food drive that also encourages freethought, freedom of expression, and free inquiry.  We plan to accomplish this by giving “Banned” and Freethought books away in exchange for non-perishable food donations that will be going to Food Bank of the Rockies, during “Banned Books Week”, September 27 – October 2 (specific dates below).  Our goal is to raise an enormous amount of food for those in need.  Most food drives are done during the holidays and tons of food is raised and distributed.  That is all well and good, but what about the majority of the time that it isn’t the holiday season?  The hungry don’t stop being hungry after the holidays, they are hungry now too!  Given the existing goals of Metro State Atheists, it is only natural that we would attempt to help the hungry by promoting freethought, freedom of expression, and free inquiry.  With the proper support,  we can  have an immeasurable positive community impact!

The event will be taking place at the Auraria Campus (1201 5th St, Denver, CO 80204).   September 28-30th, 9am-4pm (Times Subject to Change)

Metro State Atheists will have SIGNED COPIES available at Food For Freethought 2010 by the following authors:

Hemant MehtaDaniel Dennett , James RandiMichael ShermerDan Barker, and…RICHARD DAWKINS!. If you’d like to obtain any of these signed copies, donate food!

Largest donors receive signed books!

Metro State Atheists would like to formally thank the above and the following groups  for their support:

The James Randi Educational Foundation

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

The Center for Inquiry

Secular Student Alliance

Skeptic Magazine

Freedom From Religion Foundation

How can I help?


Click here and check out the Food for Freethought 2009 wishlist.  From there you can buy the books directly and they will be sent to us!

A special thanks to Tanya J. Higgins of Boulder, CO for setting this up.

Donate Books:

If you have any of the books on the banned book list ( and would like to donate it to the cause, please email Joel Guttormson at to set up pick up/delievery of your donation.


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  1. […] for Freethought 2009 Food for Freethought 2009 is a great idea for an atheist charity. Joel Guttormson from the Metro State Atheists in Colorado […]

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  2. what a fabulous and productive idea!

    Comment by Susanne Moore | August 5, 2009

  3. Thanks Susanne,
    Is this the Susanne Moore I think it is?
    Chalmer (Cody)

    Comment by Metro State Atheists | August 5, 2009

  4. What would an atheist care that the “bible” is a banned book?….hmmmm..sumpin ain’t right in Denmark!!! thats all i’m saying

    Comment by mrel | August 11, 2009

  5. I wasn’t aware that was the case. No book should be banned, no matter how stupid it is lol


    Comment by Metro State Atheists | August 12, 2009

  6. I’m there!

    Comment by Alekx | August 12, 2009

  7. mrel,
    You’re making a presumptuous and insulting insinuation. As Joel said, we are against banning books. If you think our principles end with content we disagree with, you have made a serious misjudgment.

    Comment by Metro State Atheists | August 13, 2009

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  9. If I were in the area, I would definitely bring a pantry’s worth. This is a great idea, though!

    Comment by Atheish | August 9, 2010

  10. you can mail them or you can donate funds via the links above

    Comment by Metro State Atheists | August 10, 2010

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