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Chilis on Wheels: Portland!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a Chilis on Wheels Portland Chapter! It will be led by Kim Georgeades and Peter Van. 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…

San Diego Chapter!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Chilis on Wheels is always growing. We have an addition to the family! We are so excited to announce the opening of a San Diego chapter! Tara Duke lives in San Diego with her human, feline and canine loved ones. She is a passionate vegan excited about building supportive…

Doing the math: 1+1+you=600 vegan chili

I sat down and tallied up the total amount of vegan chili servings distributed to the homeless and the community in New York, Boston, and Puerto Rico. We have served over 600 meals since our inception. 600+ meals! I’m a little in awe.

Saturday Distribution (with lots of pictures!)

Our Saturday Distribution started off heavy. We packed 76 vegan chili portions, three cases and a half of waters, and some vegan dog food bags into three carts. The carts had never been heavier. We want to sincerely thank Ivan for all he does. He sometimes becomes the invisible hand,…

Chilis on Wheels goes to the dogs

We would like to happily announce the introduction of a new component to Chilis on Wheels and its chapters. With the warmer weather making it comfortable to be outdoors,  we have met more and more people living in the street with their dogs. While we are helping people by giving them a…

Compassionate Weekend Warriors! Part II: Distribution

On Sunday we distributed 70 vegan chili and 76 water bottles! This was possible due to contributions from Anita Follins! A huge thank you to our volunteers: Hilda, Leiah, Julianna, Leticia, Rodney, and Rodney Jr., and Ollie! Slowly we are getting to know people and hear their stories, and will be…

Compassionate Weekend Warriors! Part I: Boston

This weekend we gave out chili samples at the Mission Hill Health Fair in Boston and distributed 70 vegan chili servings and 76 water bottles in NYC. It was a very busy weekend, and our bodies are tired, but our hearts are wired! Our weekend started driving to Boston for…

Interviews!

We were interviewed twice this week: by Fabio Chaves from Vista-se, the largest Brazilian vegan online magazine, and by Victoria Clark from Thursday Inteview, a showcase of in depth interviews with “dynamic creatives, innovators and troublemakers”. Check us out in both places! Vista-se: (in Portuguese)  http://vista-se.com.br/ao-lado-do-filho-de-4-anos-mae-distribui-refeicoes-veganas-a-moradores-de-rua-nos-eua/   And Thursday Interview: (in…

Saturday Distribution: Youth Changing the World

Saturday’s distribution of 54 chilis and 77 water bottles  was coincidentally ALL about the youth, from the 5 year old donor that made this possible by forgoing birthday gifts and asking his friends and family to contribute to Chilis on Wheels, to the high school volunteers that distributed the chili,…

The Chili Treasure: a beautiful gift

Today I met the sweetest most beautiful people in New York. I am oficially giving them the title. Em Clare and her husband are both retired teachers. He is now a movie extra, and appears in corners of advertisements for “The Knick” in NY buses. Their positive and kind energy…