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Vegan Angels are here to help

Wednesday, April 21, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: support, nutrition, healthy food, services

Everyone has times when life is a bit tougher due to illness or other difficulty. We know that sometimes the people looking after you may not be able to provide you with the good vegan kai you need to help you feel better.

The Christchurch Vegan Society is launching Vegan Angels, which offers a free one-off meal or baking service for vegans and vegetarians in need in our Christchurch community. Times of need may include during periods of illness, hospital stays, after birth, or times of trauma or grief.

A Vegan Angels service has been running informally in Christchurch's vegan community for a long time, but the Society have recognised the need for a more organised, formal arrangement. There are several places where people can get non-vegan food parcels and support, but they want to ensure the vegan and vegetarian community is also looked after.

“Our aim is for you to know that someone cares about you whilst also giving you nourishment while you are healing," organiser Lisa Phelan says. ​​

Vegan Angels is partnering with Green Dinner Table to ensure our meals are of high quality. Green Dinner Table will curate and deliver the meal boxes on our behalf. Each box contains food and recipes for three meals that the recipient can cook at home.

Vegan Angels Christchurch are also seeking volunteers to provide and deliver home baking. To qualify as a Vegan Angel, you must be vegan-friendly, trustworthy and keep all communicated matters confidential. Contact Lisa Phelan if you are interested or for more information (lisap[at]veganchristchurch.org.nz).

Apply for help from the Vegan Angels network online or nominate someone else needs a hand.

They can offer the service to one person a week and will assess and prioritise applications as they come it.

A huge thank you to the following groups for their support in helping launch Vegan Angels:

  • Green Dinner Table;
  • Pathfinder (previously known as CareSaver); and
  • Angel Food.

Also thank you to everyone who attended our Vegan High Tea fundraiser last year.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch