Cyclists deliver 1,000 vegan meals to “take pandemics off the menu” in Los Angeles
Today a group of cyclists will come to Los Angeles to deliver 1,000 vegan meals to people in need amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The group – called “The Great Vegan Meal Train” – distributes meals as part of a non-profit organization Million dollar vegans (MDV) initiative to deliver one million meals to those in need by 2022. “This is the first time we’ve opted for a food train so cyclists can deliver large amounts of food to those who need it while remaining socially distant. We’ve given freebies a thousand times, but we wanted to make this special because of the holidays, the time when people in need are often forgotten, ”said Naomi Hallum, MDV CEO. “We want to make sure we reach people, people who might otherwise go hungry and key workers who, unlike most of us, may not necessarily be allowed to spend the holidays at home with their families.” In addition to accommodation, youth centers and the elderly, we will also provide meals to hospital workers and other key employees. ”
Remove pandemics from the menu
To support local restaurants, MDV bought meals from Concierge Kitchen (truffle mac and cheese), Sugar Taco (vegetarian burritos), Veggie Grill (Mediterranean falafel wraps), and Voodoo Vegan (creole red beans, sausage, and rice bowls). Which cyclists (some of whom will be dressed in fun costumes) to the Hollywood Food Coalition, the Southern California Hospital in Hollywood, the LGBT Center in Los Angeles, the TransLatin @ Coalition, volunteers at Project Angel Food, and two facilities for the elderly deliver in Hollywood Plaza. “This is a terrible time for restaurants too. We are not asking any of them to donate food and no one can afford to do so in these difficult times, ”said Hallum. “Our mission to deliver a million meals is also aimed at helping restaurants and small businesses buy groceries at a time when they are struggling for business and distributing it to people who normally do not have access to such groceries . “
As part of the initiative, MDV also aims to raise awareness of how pandemics arise and spread through its “Remove Pandemics From The Menu” campaign by leading experts in public health and disease prevention including Angie Sadeghi, MD and Kim Williams, MD, as well as vegan actress Alicia Silverstone, R&B artist Mya, WWE wrestler Ryback Reeves and Olympic volleyball player Dustin Watten from Team USA.
To date, MDV has delivered more than 300,000 free vegan meals in 14 countries.