Although Chilis on Wheels is always evolving, it is currently is composed of four core programs- Emergency Food Relief, Dog-Food Relief, Vegan Education, Youth Engagement
Emergency Vegan Food Relief
We provide vegan meals to people in need. We serve the homeless and the food insecure. Chili is placed in sealed bowls and distributed through the streets to people in need, and in some cases at a table where people come to pick it up.
Vegan Dog-Food Relief
We provide vegan food to homeless people with dogs. Pets are often a source of great emotional comfort and companionships to people that have experienced such hardships, as well as a source of safety.
We provide vegan outreach with leaflets produced by Evolve for Animals. We speak to people interested and open to the message of veganism, and its attainability at all income levels. We provide mentorship and coaching to those seeking to change their life to reflect the tenets of compassion and empathy. We post a weekly low-cost vegan recipe in our blog: Low Income Vegan Extraordinaire (LIVE) along with tips on low-cost vegan living. In the future, once we secure a kitchen, we want to add a low-income vegan cooking class component, for which a curriculum has already been elaborated.
We provide a platform of encouragement and mentorship to children and teenagers to engage positively and participate in building and improving their community. We engage young children to volunteer with their parents and model a positive community experience to them. We reach out to high schools and engage teenagers in community service and empower them to take positions of leadership in order to serve the community.