16 September 2011

Gardein meat-free challenge raises 6,500 meatless meals for people in need

This summer, the Gardein Party campaign traveled to D.C., Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta, encouraging non-vegetarians to pledge to go meatless for just one day per week. For every person who pledged, Gardein would donate a meal to a local charitable organization.

In the end, 6,500 people made the pledge. That means Gardein is donating meatless meals to five charity partners: the Capital Area Food Bank and Martha's Table in D.C., Pine Street Inn in Boston, Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, and Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. The meals will be delivered the week of September 19th.

"At Gardein, we believe everyone should have access to healthy nutrient-rich, meatless meals, and we'll continue to make food donations to North American organizations," says Yves Potvin, CEO of Garden Protein International, makers of Gardein.

Gardein is a vegan, cholesterol-free meat substitute made of slow-cooked vegetables, whole grains, and proteins.

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Meghan has been a vegan for a few months and blogs about it at MeghanTheVeghan.blogspot.com. She's a PhD student in musicology, an opera singer, and a yoga enthusiast who loves eating and loves the world.

Photo credit: Screenshot- gardeinparty.com