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Summer Lovin’ Happened so Fast!

What a wonderful Summer Season at Chilis on Wheels! Our days were packed with delicious vegan food, and lots of solidarity and service! TheVTeamTour had a meal distribution in Portland, Maine before heading to Boston for a talk on community building for vegan advocacy at the Vegetarian Society of Boston.…

Summer Starters!

Summer Starters!

June has been a month of many beginnings for Chilis on Wheels! This is our busy season, if you’ve ever wanted to volunteer but haven’t taken the plunge, now is the time! In NYC, we welcomed Carla Tejada to our team, as Volunteer Coordinator! She is an amazing human, already…

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: Superheroes for a Compassionate Halloween!

Saturday Distribution: Superheroes for a Compassionate Halloween!

I’ve been trying to figure out how to start this post, and I’ve written three or four sentences that although are grammatically correct, structurally sound, they do not convey the emotion that I felt on our Superheroes for a Compassionate Halloween event. I have been struggling with feeling, with reaching…

Saturday Distribution: Announcements!

Saturday Distribution: Announcements!

We have new and exciting announcements of Veganteer changes and upcoming events! A few weeks ago we said goodbye to our dear Julianna, as she headed over to Texas A&M University for college. To say that we will miss her is an understatement. Ollie, who now sees her as part…

Saturday Distribution: Inspiring Day and Exciting Announcements

What an inspiring day last Saturday was! We distributed 57 chil, 72 water bottles, we leafleted, had conversations on veganism, and connected with each other and with other people in the park also trying to make positive change for their community and thus the world. It was 27 years since…

Low Income Vegan Extraordinaire (LIVE): Lentil Hash

Low Income Vegan Extraordinaire (LIVE): Lentil Hash

For this week’s installment of LIVE, we bring out lentils. Supermarkets often have lentils on sale. My own supermarket had the 12 oz bag on sale for .99. Of course prices will vary among regions, but they are still a generally affordable legume, and one that packs up the nutrition…

Saturday Distribution: We Can Do It!

Saturday Distribution: We Can Do It!

Last Saturday we began our distribution in the trains. Thanks to our lovely Veganteers, we were able to load all our chili on the subway and take it to Tompkins Square Park for our weekly distribution of vegan chili. This can be quite a production, as the stop is not…

Saturday Distribution: Birthday Musings

Saturday Distribution: Birthday Musings

Last weekend was my birthday weekend, I turned 35 on Sunday. I asked my close friends and family to make a donation to Chilis on Wheels instead of gifts. Aside from being in a minimalist kick (I have donated most of my belongings except for my kitchen tools), there is…