Humane Organization Outreach
Animal welfare and animal rescue volunteers give endless time, money, and love to help animals in need throughout their communities. We want to help them extend their compassion to all animals and encourage incorporating veganism into their lives and their work.
We will provide guidance, support, and micro food grants to local humane organizations and similar groups in the community to work toward incorporating a vegan policy in respect of all animals by omitting animals at food at events, fundraisers, promotions, and benefit shows.
Cooking Demos At Events and Corporate Offices
Free cooking demonstrations are one of the best ways to introduce veg-curious folks to plant foods and help vegans stay healthy. Vegan Action offers free cooking demos in our community to share meal prep and cooking tips as well as introduce new ingredients and flavors to inspire new cooks. And we just really love sharing vegan food with as many people as possible!
Companies can take advantage of one of Vegan Action’s newest programs. With this program, we deliver a professional plant-based cooking demonstration to staff plus offer lunch-sized portion samples for all attendees. In addition, all participants receive healthy eating information and recipes. This is a great opportunity for a company/organization to educate their staff on healthy eating options and lifestyles.
We offer this opportunity to group sizes of a maximum of 35 participants. We are happy to return several days a week over the course of a month’s time, depending on the number of sign ups.
(pictured is Keva Miller of FeedShine)
We screen documentaries at colleges and universities, public libraries, small theaters, and at events - open and free to the public. In addition, we also host informative Q&A's afterwards while sharing a buffet of free vegan food and drinks.
Most of our documentary screenings are Pay To View - we pay viewers to watch the documentary in an effort to reach as many non-vegans as possible to share the message.
Prior screened films include Cowspiracy, What the Health?, The Invisible Vegan, Dominion, Meet Your Meat, and Earthlings.
(pictured is Joanne Kong, Trey Sutton, and Krissi Vandenberg)
Ahimsa Pledge for our Omnivore Friends
If you are still consuming animal products and by-products (meat, dairy, eggs, whey, gelatin, etc.) and/or using animal products regularly (leather, silk, wool, and personal care products that have been tested on animals), would you consider making a change that benefits yourself (inner peace), the animals (not supporting their suffering and death), and the planet (not contributing to pollution)?
For whatever reason that is most inspiring to you, we challenge you to take a vow of Ahimsa - non violence. This is nothing more than a personal promise with yourself. Will you take a vow today?click on this link to make it official and accept our small gift
We want Richmond to be a vegan model city – to be among the best vegan-friendly cities in North America. One of the ways we aim to accomplish this is by having delicious and intentional vegan dishes available at all restaurants in Richmond. Richmond was named the tenth most vegan friendly city by PETA in 2016 and we want to keep that momentum going and encourage more restaurants to participate.
We've had our greatest impact with our Vegan72 - 72 Hours of Vegan Food in Richmond. In 2018 we had 17 restaurants and 32 in 2019 participate by creating a unique, never before served dish. Ever year, they all sell out and many of them add their unique dish to the menu permanently!
(pictured Vegan BBQ Jackfruit sandwich topped with slaw by Redemption BBQ)
School and Community Garden Outreach
Access to healthy food is a chronic problem in our country, especially for children. We want to be part of the solution by supporting and providing garden-to-table opportunities at schools and community after-school programs to share with students the experiences of growing and cooking food and the importance of plant-based nutrition.
We support others that are doing important work that matches our mission:Richmond Vegetarian FestivalPiedmont Farm Animal Refuge Food Empowerment ProjectAnimal Place