Vegan Outreach at VegFest KC

By Taylor Radig, VO Campaigns Manager

Taylor Radig at VegFest KC

On June 24, Vegan Outreach was thrilled to be a part of the very first VegFest KC in Kansas City, MO. The city isn’t exactly known as the vegan capital, but we were blown away by the size of the crowd!

We had the opportunity to talk with a huge number of the attendees who were interested in ditching animal products. We got them set up with the Vegan Mentor Program to ensure they get the support they need for an easy transition.

One of Vegan Outreach’s volunteers, who had formerly lived in Kansas City, told me she was shocked to talk with so many local vegetarians and vegans. It’s exciting to see the world changing for animals in places you might not expect! With the growing veg population in this city, our campaigns department plans to work with local restaurants to add more vegan options to their menus. If you’re in the KC area and want to help, contact Taylor@VeganOutreach.org.

 

Canada East Coast Tour: Spring ’17 Recap

Get a glimpse of what the very busy spring ’17 semester looked like for VO Canada Outreach Coordinator Jevranne Martel here.

Naina Otiv, Jevranne Martel, and Ruby Phu at UWindsor

 

Vegan Road Trip to Montreal

VO Outreach Coordinator John Deetjen shares his experience of the vegan food scene in Montreal. Warning: This post will make you hungry.

John Deetjen and Sam Antille with Café Dei Campi dishes

 

Fried Chicken! Coca-Cola! Cornflakes!

Find out what VO Organizational Development Consultant Alex Bury cooked up in her kitchen using cornflakes and Coke! Recipe here.

Vegan Coke Chicken with sides

 

Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Here’s a treat that’ll satisfy your cravings for cake, cookies, and ice cream—all in one bite!

Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

Recent Feedback

iAnimal at MDC Kendall

Busy, busy for a relatively slow Friday in Miami! Orientation was happening at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, plus the large number of tours coming by helped volunteer Carlos Yanez and me with our outreach here big time. Of the 28 who watched Animal Equality’s iAnimal virtual reality video, 26 were visibly moved during the experience and had productive conversations with us afterwards. Several of them, 10 by my count, said they’d be eating vegan starting today!

Solid results for a few hours spent spreading the truth!

—Yuri Mitzkewich, VO Southeast Outreach Coordinator, 6/30/17


Star ★ Sevadar and a happy leaflet recipient on Wilshire Blvd
Above is volunteer Star ★ Sevadar with one of the people he met on Wilshire Boulevard while handing out 650 booklets on July 6. Leafleting campuses and other venues in the greater Los Angeles area, Star has already handed out more than 50,000 leaflets this year!

 

Upcoming Events

VegFest Colorado • July 22–23 • Golden, CO
More info.

Sonoma County VegFest • August 12 • Santa Rosa, CA
More info.

More upcoming events.

 

Pigs are individuals…

 

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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