Team Vegan member Yuri Mitzkewich met Sarah at the University of West Florida. Two years ago, her roommate was handed an Even If You Like Meat and brought it home – Sarah’s been vegan ever since!

All-Time Semester Record!

We’re excited to announce that Adopt a College activists have set a new semester leafleting record! As of today, we’ve personally handed a booklet to 1,061,466 students at 1,037 schools this spring semester. And the semester isn’t over yet!

This is the second time in a row that we’ve reached more than a million students in a single semester. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers and employees who got out in all weather conditions, day after day, to reach so many young minds with the plight of farmed animals. And thank you to our thoughtful donors whose contributions make this work possible.

Steve Erlsten & John Sakars
Team Vegan member and VO’s Northern California Outreach Coordinator, Steve Erlsten (above, left), is this semester’s leafleting leader, having already handed out over 83,000 VO booklets; and this spring’s most prolific Adopt a College volunteer, John Sakars (above, right), has reached more than 41,000 students!


  Dave Mosick
  Since the spring of 2014, Team Vegan member and Adopt a College activist Dave Mosick has reached more than 18,000 students with VO booklets!

Set More Records via Team Vegan

Dozens of activists have been working hard to raise money for VO’s Team Vegan matching campaign. Thanks to their dedication – and to the generosity of hundreds of donors – Team Vegan has so far raised more than $61,000! These funds are vital, as they fuel our Adopt a College outreach for the fall.

If you want to see VO continue its record-setting outreach, please consider donating to Team Vegan today. Help us reach our goal of $150,000 – matched to become $300,000 – so we can spread compassion to more people than ever!

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Link of the Week

Texas Cattle Ranch Converted to Sanctuary
After marrying a fourth-generation cattle rancher, Renee King-Sonnen went vegan and convinced her husband to turn the family’s ranch into a farm animal sanctuary!


From the VO Blog and

  Banana bread

Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Vitamin D Is Absorbed Better with Fat


  Rachel & John

Recent Feedback

Today was a great day at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. John Jungenberg and I handed out 1,644 VO booklets and had so many good interactions, including overhearing one girl tell her friend these “changed her life.” We got a lot of new volunteers, too!

Team Vegan member Rachel Black (shown with John Jungenberg), 4/29/15

  John & Rachel

Awesome day of activism! Rachel Shippee and I handed out 1,612 Vegan Outreach leaflets to students at two high schools and one college [on 5/7/15]! We talked with a bunch of people who are now going veg!

Tonight I handed out my 100,000th VO leaflet at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus! Over the time that I have handed those out, I have talked to hundreds of people interested in going veg from getting a leaflet – I feel very accomplished knowing that my actions have spared the lives of thousands of farmed animals. You can get that feeling too – get involved with Vegan Outreach so you too can help stop farmed animal suffering!

—John Jungenberg (shown with Team Vegan member Rachel Shippee), 5/17/15


Upcoming Event

P-POD Conference | Raleigh, NC | September 11–13
The Plant-based Prevention of Disease national conference, a collaboration of nonprofits without commercial funding or support, offers continuing education and resources for providers and students in health professions, and affordable educational venues for practitioners and the public about human research in nutrition and how plant-based approaches to eating affect risks of major preventable diseases. The 2nd annual conference in September will include 19 distinguished speakers; and VO President, Jack Norris, RD, will be speaking at the 3rd annual conference scheduled for April 7–10, 2016.

See Talks, Festivals, & Fundraisers for other upcoming events.


Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.

All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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