Project Tofurky

What is wonderful about having a community resource like SFBAVEG is being able to exchange and share ideas, and make them happen!

As reported in the recent December BAVeg News, in November, Warren posted an alert that the SF Food Bank wanted Tofurkys. I thought it was a great idea — to give less fortunate veg*ns and others the opportunity to have a completely vegan roast. I asked if people wanted to pool their funds to buy a bunch of Tofurkys.

Here is an update on “PROJECT TOFURKY”, an apt name coined by Jill: 90 Tofurkys (an $800 value) to two Bay Area food banks

45 Tofurkys to the SF Food Bank
45 Tofurkys to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

We contacted Turtle Island Foods (the makers of Tofurky) and they generously agreed to donate the Tofurkys to Bay Area Vegetarians; we provided the funds (about $350) for the overnight/refrigerated shipping.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort with their donations, ideas, and goodwill. We will follow up with the food banks, and if this effort was well-received, we’ll do it again next year.

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