The plant-based brand has reached out to food banks feeding the vulnerable and donated essential safety equipment such as masks to hospital workers.
In another philanthropic gesture, California-based vegetarian brand Amy’s Kitchen has donated more than 150,000 vegan meals to food banks and shelters supporting the vulnerable population of the community present in Sonoma County, CA, Medford, OR, and Pocatello, ID.
In addition, it also distributed 6,000 masks to local hospitals as well as to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Over the last few weeks, with hearts wide open, we have donated more than 150,000 meals to the elderly and to children most in need as well as masks to medical professionals in our local communities of Sonoma, Pocatello and Medford. Now more than ever, let’s create unity in community,” wrote the brand on Instagram.
The group has also roped in its drive-thru location employees to provide meals to Bay Area hospitals, medical staff and first responders.
“As the effects of COVID-19 spread throughout the world and with so many of us experiencing heightened uncertainty, few things feel more important than to have good, safe food available for ourselves and our loved ones,” said Amy’s co-founder Rachel Berliner.
“As a food company, we here at Amy’s Kitchen take this seriously every day, but we are feeling the urgency of it now more than ever.”
Although the vegetarian brand has increased production in response to ‘staggering rise in demand’ for its products during the crisis, it has prioritized employee safety, a gesture that has won the hearts of many.
An employee’s daughter sent in a note appreciating the brand, “Thank you Amy’s. My mother is an employee at one of your facilities and I appreciate that you are taking such measures for the safety of all your employees.”
The brand replied: “Ensuring that all of our employees are safe is a top priority. Not only do we value them but we treat them like family. Thank you @meetmewithin for allowing us to share someone so special with you.”
COVID-19 and the US
The novel coronavirus, which is believed to have originated in a wet market – where live animals are freshly slaughtered and kept in close quarters to humans and dead animals- in Wuhan, China last December has spread globally killing more than 170,498 till date.
The US has become one of the worst hit nations battling the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
New York which emerged as the Covid-19 hotbed of the US has confirmed 247,512 cases of the virus, while the death toll has climbed to 14,347, the state Health Department said on Monday.
In the United States, more than 766,000 have contracted the infection so far, and more than 40,000 have died.
Share this story to support, motivate and inspire others.
Vegan culture, food, beauty & more
The Lord of the Rings franchise under fire after horse dies on set for the second time
- 27th March 2023
PETA renews calls for Hollywood to replace animals with CGI Amazon’s television series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has come under fire after a horse died during rehearsals for a season 2 scene in the UK. The horse was one of about 30 on set that day and died of cardiac …
Continue reading “The Lord of the Rings franchise under fire after horse dies on set for the second time”
Puma ditches kangaroo leather for ‘better’ vegan fabric
- Mohsina Dodhiya
- 3rd March 2023
Puma’s King soccer boots are made with vegan K-Better, a new animal-free upper material. Puma SE is officially phasing kangaroo leather out of its soccer boots this year. Instead, it will begin using a vegan fabric following rising consumer opposition to animal-made products. The German sporting goods company has redesigned its legendary KING football boot …
Continue reading “Puma ditches kangaroo leather for ‘better’ vegan fabric”
NEED A LAUGH?
All the quizzes you love to binge!
QUIZ: If you score 11/12 on this quiz, you’re a verified vegan food expert
- Marlon Farrugia
- 10th January 2020
How much vegan knowledge do you have stored away? Do you have to Google your way through a shopping trip, or do you have all the bad E-numbers memorised? Find out now with this quiz. Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a dedicated vegan for many years, and …
Continue reading “QUIZ: If you score 11/12 on this quiz, you’re a verified vegan food expert”
QUIZ: What is your perfect Vegan Halloween Costume?
- Marlon Farrugia
- 13th October 2019
Spook Season approaches. There will be ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and glucose. You need a costume, and you want to it to show off your personality, which means VEGAN. But what to choose? Take our quiz to find out your perfect outfit. Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a …
Continue reading “QUIZ: What is your perfect Vegan Halloween Costume?”
QUIZ: What kind of vegetable are you?
- Marlon Farrugia
- 26th September 2019
“If you were a vegetable, what kind would you be?” A question that has tormented humanity throughout the ages – until now. Read: QUIZ: If you score 19/20 on THIS quiz, you’re a Vegan God Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a dedicated vegan for many years, and …