The Portland Chapter of Chilis on Wheels is lead by Peter Van and Kim Georgeades. They distribute vegan chili and other vegan treats to the homeless community in Portland.


Kim Georgeades and Peter Van- Portland Chapter Coordinators

Kim Georgeades and Peter Van- Portland Chapter Coordinators


Kim Georgeades

Portland native mom and hairdresser with one teenage kid still in the nest.  We’re living a strict vegan life with kindness toward all living creatures (including our darling kitty Cecelia and sassy puppy Guthrie) as our #1 drive. Partnering up with my #1 fave fellow vegan man to focus on helping hungry folks.


Peter Van

I am a recovering software consultant turned food cart owner. I run a cart, Open Source Cafe in Southeast Portland offering plant-based comfort food such as chili and vegan Philly Cheese Steaks.  My mission is to offer reasonably priced, ethically sourced food for busy vegans on the go and to provide an easy access point to plant-based, cruelty-free diet for non-vegan folks.

I’m raising two big-hearted girls (8 and 15) who will be working right alongside us. While I have a bit of activist in me, my approach is always to be non-judgmental, non-confrontational, and apolitical at point of service. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Portland’s premier vegan stylist to extend the reach of Chilis On Wheels.

Follow them on Facebook, and for volunteer opportunities, get in touch with them at [email protected]