Like to cook? Here’s one way to take your culinary activism to the next level:
A new nonprofit plans to offer free vegan lunches to high school students once a week. The nonprofit is called One Ashland and it is run by volunteers.
“We’d like it not to be a few doing a lot, but a lot doing a little,” he said. “It is possible to do vegan lunches that are very good tasting and much healthier for kids and the planet.”
[founder Johan] Ziems, whose daughter attends Ashland Middle School, decided to start the nonprofit because he was fed up with the food choices in district cafeterias, he said.
Like Food Not Bombs, which offers free vegan meals to homeless and needy people, this program is based on the concept that free food doesn’t just help an individual, it can also help change society. Who knows? One of those high school students eating a free vegan meal might one day have the power to change public policy to help animals and the environment.
You can read more about it here: http://www.dailytidings.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100610/NEWS02/6100308/-1/NEWSMAP