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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…

What a year! 2016 in Recap

What a year! 2016 in Recap

What a year, what a year! 2016 has been a year of growth for Chilis on Wheels. Look at all we’ve done! Emergency Food Distribution, 11,239 meals have been served!! We continue setting up weekly in Tompkins Square Park, with mobile teams that distribute meals along the perimeter. We have…

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: Returning Voices

Saturday Distribution: Returning Voices

Our Saturday Distribution posts are back! Due to some stress, and normal life stuff, it became a little difficult to write after our vegan food distribution, it’s interesting to note how life sometimes has a way of silencing the heart.

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…

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…

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…