What is Chilis on Wheels?
With the goal of making veganism accessible to communities in need, all of our services are free of charge. Visit your local chapter’s page to find out which of the following are offered near you.
What is Veganism?
A vegan does not use, wear, or eat animals or animal products, or products that have been tested or are dependent on the exploitation of animals. Although there are many reasons to go vegan, the following are some of the most common…
for the animals
for the environment
for your health
All animals want to live, love, and be free. Veganism ensures that animals are not exploited through the commodification of their bodies and body-secretions. On dairy farms, mother cows are immediately separated from their newborns and forced provide milk to farmers rather than their calves. In factory farms, egg-laying hens are crammed into filthy cages- unable to move or spread their wings. These are only a few of the many injustices that farm animals experience on a daily basis. All animals have the right to freedom.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change. Methane gas, land clearing needed for grazing, animal waste seeping into waterways are only a few of the awful environmental side-effects of animal agriculture.
A plant-based diet helps reduce your risk for developing certain cancers, and lower your blood pressure which helps reduce your chance of heart-related illnesses while supporting your immune system. Type 2 diabetes is entirely preventable, and plenty of research suggests a plant-based diet can help ward off the disease.
Animal agriculture consistently oppresses communities of color. Factory farms are often located in poor communities, polluting the air and water, driving property costs down, and taking tax breaks instead of contributing to a town. Slaughterhouse and processing-plant workers, mostly people of color are some of the most exploited workers, routinely denied health care, living wages, union opportunities, and enduring hostile and physically dangerous working environments.
Meet the Team
The work that we do is made possible by the continuous efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Among them are a few individuals who go above and beyond to keep Chilis on Wheels going- learn more about them below!