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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…

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: 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…

Saturday Distribution with amazing photography

Distribution of May 9, 2015 started as usual, with a kitchen full of chili and water bottles, and high spirits for the day. We again rented a zip car in order to take us to the city. It is the best option for us right now because the carts are…

CoW Portland delivers 31 meals!

CoW Portland delivers 31 meals!

The Portland chapter of Chilis on Wheels had their first trial vegan chili run! They distributed 31 meals! They are owners of Open Source Cafe, an amazing vegan food truck, and so they already have perfect facilities to make and distribute the chili. They prepared chili, coleslaw, and biscuits! All…

Chilis on Wheels: Denver!

We are super excited to announce the launch of a Denver chapter! It will be led by Jacqueline Carrera. Jacqueline Carrera is a vegetarian, animal lover and plant enthusiast residing in Denver, Colorado. She is currently studying botany. She loves watching Saturday morning cartoons and digging her hands in dirt.…

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…