The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase was over the weekend. Over 300 local and national bands played venues along Broadway from July 21st-24th. Plants & Animals were there on Friday doing a feed-in.
We posted up in the little entryway nook of Fancy Tiger on Broadway + Ellsworth, right next to the heavy foot traffic at the Hi-Dive. One of our goals was to show off how good homemade vegan food can be, so our diligent volunteers made an awesome array of treats to give out. We gave away around 300 free vegan samples, each one with a piece of literature from Vegan Outreach or Mercy For Animals. There were savory tempeh sausage puff pastries, cinnamon rolls, chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes with peach buttercream frosting, and zucchini bread. And when the cupcakes ran out, we bought a bunch of Tofutti Cuties ice cream sandwiches for a cool treat on a hot night. Everybody who stopped by the table was really nice, and seemed happy we were there. The best part was how everybody was happy to take some literature with them.
Feed-ins are a really fun and positive way to connect with people on the street, and talk to them about veganism. It gives volunteers a chance to show that vegans eat really well, and that transitioning into plant-based eating is really easy. Any chance to hand somebody a pamphlet that shows the truth about eating animals is a victory, so we felt that this was a very successful outing. We’ll do it again soon, so let us know if you’d like to cook for a feed-in or work the table. Write us at info(at)plantsanimals(dot)org to be added to our volunteer e-mail list, and find out about future volunteer opportunities.