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Saturday Distribution: Help us ensure Maria’s weekly meal

The last two weeks were tough, empty and draining weeks. But since writing the last post, many people have come forward offering kind words of encouragement, advice, and inspiration, and sometimes that is all it takes to redirect our efforts and fill our hearts. I concentrated on self-care and made…

Saturday Distribution: Fourth of July

Every week I go to three different stores to buy the ingredients for the chili, chasing the sales. Every week I start soaking the beans on Friday mornings, and stay up til midnight making 100-200 chili. Every Saturday morning I wake up early to pack that chili into individual bowls…

Saturday Distributions: Thank you!

Last weekend we dished out compassion in NYC, Denver, and San Diego! We want to thank Kelsey Smith for donating a pot to the San Diego Chapter. Jimbo’s Natural Grocery for an in-kind donation of ingredients used for two distributions. Ruth Allison for a generous donation to Chilis on Wheels.…

Saturday Distributions: East Coast/West Coast

Last weekend Chilis on Wheels was busy distributing vegan chili to the homeless and the community in both coasts. Portland, San Diego, and New York City all had distributions. Denver and Puerto Rico are scheduled for this weekend, so stay tuned! Here are some stories, and pictures! Portland: On Sunday,…

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.…

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…