"All SanDiego350 events will feature all-vegetarian food items, with a concerted effort made to serve all-vegan food items. This policy will be in effect for all SanDiego350-hosted events, including but not limited to: fundraisers, potlucks, meetings, trainings, and parties. SanDiego350 funds will only be used to purchase all-vegan items. While not all plant-based foods have a lower greenhouse gas impact than all animal-based products, the science in this area shows that favoring plant-based foods will, on average, substantially reduce a person's contribution to climate change. SanDiego350 seeks to share information and encourage individuals to come to their own conclusions about what choices are best for them, but as an organization we want our purchasing power to support solutions to climate change wherever possible."
On the vegan menu: Entrées-- Pizza from a nearby pizzeria, Chipotle burritos, and a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and appetizers like “chicken wings” from Native Foods. Sides and hors-d’oeuvres-- Macaroni salad and fresh fruit; nuts, chips, and pretzels; salsa, hummus, and guacamole. The celebration was complete with vegan cake and cookies from Whole Foods, pinwheels from a local natural foods store, plus a selection of plant-based creamers for hot beverages.
What a beautiful spread and an excellent example of how to source enticing vegan food from both local joints and larger chains. Congratulations, SanDiego350, on creating a truly sustainable event that's kinder to the earth and its inhabitants!