Veganteers

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: Announcements!

Saturday Distribution: Announcements!

We have new and exciting announcements of Veganteer changes and upcoming events! A few weeks ago we said goodbye to our dear Julianna, as she headed over to Texas A&M University for college. To say that we will miss her is an understatement. Ollie, who now sees her as part…

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…

Saturday Distribution- Keep Heart

We distributed 113 chili, 200 water bottles, and 4 vegan dog food bags in a two hour span, thanks to our awesome veganteers, Dave, Erika, Christopher, Bear, Alicia, Ollie, Ivan, and Hannah. This was made possible by contributions made by Joanne Ehret. We did not have enough volunteers to go off…

Saturday Distribution- Numbers, People, Pictures

It’s easy for me to get hung up on numbers. I was a program data director for non-profits in my previous life. My days revolved around numbers, goals and outcomes, meeting quotas, measuring progress. Now as I seek funding for Chilis on Wheels, I also go back to my training…

Unmatched Saturday Distribution! 200 people served!

2 24 QT pots of chili 1 smaller pot in an electric burner 2 pans of corn bread 4 cases of water bottles That’s how our Saturday distribution of vegan chili started. We packed it all up and drove to the city. Upon crossing the street in to the park and…

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…