College Outreach Is Paying Off!

Liz Dwyer of TakePart reports Students Are Going Vegan, and It’s Helping Colleges Trim the Fat.

Vegan options in college dining halls
Photos: Lana Smithson (SNHU poster); Alexi Howk (Just Mayo at Stetson U); Steven Litrov (poster at UHD)

Excerpts:

According to a survey released Tuesday [10/4] by peta2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, meat- and dairy-free menu items have become one of the hottest things on college cafeteria menus. The organization surveyed nearly 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in the United States and found that 62 percent of schools serve vegan menu items on a daily basis, up from 28 percent in 2014.…

A study published in the September 2015 edition of the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition found that people who go vegetarian spend an average of $750 less on groceries than folks who follow federal dietary recommendations.

Full article.

 

Feedspot Ranks VO’s Blog in Top 10

Last week, Vegan Outreach was ranked in the top 10 of Feedspot’s Vegan Blog Top 100 List! Click here for the details!

Awarded Top 10 Vegan Blog

 

New Jersey VegFest a Success!

VO was a big hit here in Jersey! So many people gave their names/emails for the e-newsletter, and many, many people want to get involved in their area.

Bill received a leaflet at Stockton University in 2014 and went vegan. He was thrilled to see us and was even more thrilled to have his pic taken for VO [below, left].

Jasmin [below, right] said, “When I was 15 years old my science teacher put a documentary called Food, Inc. on. When I got home I googled ‘veganism’ and Vegan Outreach popped up. You guys helped me go vegan. Ten years and still strong!”

—Mara Collopy, 10/2/16

Bill and Jasmin at New Jersey VegFest

 

October Giveaway: Dandies Vegan Marshmallows!

What’s better than vegan marshmallows? Free vegan marshmallows! Enter this month’s giveaway for a chance to win multiple packages of Dandies.

October Giveaway: Dandies Vegan Marshmallows!

 

Video: Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Vanilla Walnut Topping

Get ready for some serious sweetness! Video and recipe here.

Video: Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Vanilla Walnut Topping

 

Recent Feedback

Kent State University had the friendliest students of any school I’ve been to so far; most people accepted a leaflet, and the majority of the remainder declined very politely. A lot of students would even go out of their way to get a leaflet, or they’d start reaching their hand out for a leaflet when they were still 10 feet away from me, as if to say, “You know I want that leaflet!”

I also talked to a girl who was reading Your Choice and said the page about chick culling made her sad, so she wants to go vegan now…it made my day.

—Sean Hennessy, 9/23/16


Jennifer Kee, my sister Maya, and I handed out 700 booklets at Howard University today. It was my sister’s first time leafleting and I’m so proud! She was super comfortable and told people to “go vegan”! We met a vegetarian and a girl whose sister is vegan. Pretty cool conversations!

—Jamila Alfred (below, center), 9/21/16

Jamila Alfred and students at Howard University

 

Upcoming Events

Vegan: Everyday Stories Movie Screenings

October 15 • Los Angeles, CA
October 16 • Indianapolis, IN

This feature-length documentary about the lives of four everyday vegans will be screening in various cities across the US. More info.

Info Session on Vegan Living • October 18 • Inglewood, CA
More info.

Dinner and Nutrition Presentation by Matt Ruscigno, RD • October 25 • Inglewood, CA
More info.

Lunch and Bilingual Presentation by Brenda Sanders • November 27 • Inglewood, CA
More info.

More upcoming events.

 

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