COK Helps DC Soup Kitchen Serve Meat-Free Meals on Fridays!

Written by Cheryl Leahy

Soup KitchenIn 2010, Washington, DC became the second city in the nation, after San Francisco, to pass a “Meat-Free Monday” resolution encouraging residents to choose healthier and more sustainable foods at least one day each week.

Miriam’s Kitchen, a non-profit soup kitchen organization serving free meals to homeless men, women and children throughout the city, embraced this idea and adopted Meat-Free Fridays! In the past year, Compassion Over Killing has developed a relationship with Miriam’s Kitchen — at least once a month, our staff, interns, and volunteers support this meatless initiative by helping prepare and serve heart-healthy, animal-friendly meals.

Last Friday, two COK interns — Alexis Croswell and Andrea Roccanti — teamed up with the incredible staff at Miriam’s helping dish out meat-free meals to over 100 homeless men and women. The menu included a choice of a veggie burger or grilled vegetable sandwich, potatoes, a green salad, and fresh fruit.

Following the meal, Andrea commented that  “This was such a great way to not only help those in need, but to continue spreading a message of compassion. It was amazing to see the positive reactions from the guests as they enjoyed a delicious meat-free meal!”

Miriam’s depends on its volunteers to provide these free meals and countless other services. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit Miriam’s website today!

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Want to prepare your own meat-free meals at home? Check out these Easy Vegan Recipes online, or request your free printed recipe booklet.