September Recap & Upcoming Events

September Recap & Upcoming Events

What a month we had! We held a clothing drive, collected and shipped donations for Standing Rock (the warriors protecting our water in North Dakota against the Dakota Access PipeLine) in collaboration with Collectively Free, tabled at the Catskills Animal Sanctuary annual Shindig, collaborated with New York Farm Animal Save…

Restarting the Conversation

Restarting the Conversation

Good day! Thank you for following Chilis on Wheels in our quest to fight hunger and build community around vegan meals with empathy and compassion for all! I wanted to update you on what we have been doing and what is coming up for us! We haven’t been keeping up…

Saturday Distribution: Why Do People Still Hate

The highlight of last Saturday’s Distribution was without a doubt, the poetry of Esi Grant. Esi just got out of the hospital, she had not been outside in four or five days, but her joy infected everyone around her. She was kind enough to share two of her poems with us.…

Saturday Distribution- Keep Heart

We distributed 113 chili, 200 water bottles, and 4 vegan dog food bags in a two hour span, thanks to our awesome veganteers, Dave, Erika, Christopher, Bear, Alicia, Ollie, Ivan, and Hannah. This was made possible by contributions made by Joanne Ehret. We did not have enough volunteers to go off…

800 May Meals! *and pictures of distributions in San Diego and Puerto Rico*

April Showers and May Flowers. Here are our amazing blooms: close to 800 meals in the month of May! 800! An amazing accomplishment, thanks to our Veganteers in New York, Portland, Denver, San Diego, and Puerto Rico! I am proud and grateful beyond words and very excited about the future. If…

Saturday Distribution- Numbers, People, Pictures

It’s easy for me to get hung up on numbers. I was a program data director for non-profits in my previous life. My days revolved around numbers, goals and outcomes, meeting quotas, measuring progress. Now as I seek funding for Chilis on Wheels, I also go back to my training…

Memorial Day Weekend Distributions- Portland and Denver!

Memorial Day Weekend Distributions in the Portland and Denver chapters! Denver Chapter had its first distribution! They served 30 meals and water bottles! Everything went by so fast, they didn’t even get a chance to take pictures! They will be doubling their servings for next time, they were so touched…

Unmatched Saturday Distribution! 200 people served!

2 24 QT pots of chili 1 smaller pot in an electric burner 2 pans of corn bread 4 cases of water bottles That’s how our Saturday distribution of vegan chili started. We packed it all up and drove to the city. Upon crossing the street in to the park and…

Saturday Distribution: After the rain, a rainbow.

No volunteers. Burnt pot of chili (mostly rescued and fixed). Zip Car website down. Hour long traffic jam. Forgotten wallet at home. When it rains, it pours. Did I mention it was ALSO raining?! That was the start to our Saturday Distribution. I took a deep breath and said to…

San Diego Chapter!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Chilis on Wheels is always growing. We have an addition to the family! We are so excited to announce the opening of a San Diego chapter! Tara Duke lives in San Diego with her human, feline and canine loved ones. She is a passionate vegan excited about building supportive…