November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website,, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.

THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to, a multimedia blog and resource center.

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Traprock Community Meals

Community Meals 2003 - going strong.
Traprock Peace Center Community Meals, at Second Congregational Church in Greenfield. Everyone is welcome at these community feasts - Traprock volunteers have fed as many as 75 people in need of a meal! If you´´re interested in helping, call Matthew Leighton (774-5156) or Marjorie Reid (774-4122). In case of bad weather, call the church (774-4355) to see if the meal has been cancelled.

This is a letter from the organizers of the Traprock Communiy Meals that take place at the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield, Massachusetts

November 2000

Dear Traprock Community Meals Friends,

    If you had been at one of our last Community Meals you might have thought you were at a family reunion!  First we greeted each other warmly and got caught up on each other's news.  And while we were chattering and laughing, Holly and Catherine were pulling casseroles out of the oven, Wendy and Maizie were slicing bread, Jack, Rusty and Cornelia were arranging desserts on plates, M.A. and Corrinne were dividing up salads, Linda and John were deciding what dishes should go out to the dining room first and Rich was waiting for one of the guests to share his concerns with the group.  All while Matthew and I marveled at the wonderful food that had appeared once again at the Second Church for the Community Meal.

    You know, we never tell you what to bring, and sometimes we don't even get to talk with you but just leave a message on your machine.  And because of you we are able to serve a meal fit for a king.  Several times our guests have told us that our meals are the best that any group serves.  How can we thank you adequately for all that?  We hope that sometime you will be able to stay and help serve, if you haven't already.  Then you can feel the appreciation and sense the warm feeling of community that a good meal produces.

    Please remember that if the weather is bad, a call to the Second Church (774-4355) will tell you if the meal has been canceled.  And don't try to come out anyway if the traveling is risky.

                            With our heartfelt gratitude, 

                                                                        Matthew Leighton (much loved, he is now deceased)                    Marjorie Reid (774-4122)

Please call to confirm events, especially in cases of bad weather.


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