Vegetarian Living

Serve a Sample and Save the World

Volunteer - low resIt seems like a little thing – just serving a few samples of food at Seattle’s Vegfest – doesn’t it? Yet sometimes simple things can be very powerful. At this year’s Vegfest, thousands of people will be coming through the door to give veg foods a try, to learn more about veg diets, and take those precious few steps toward a plant-based diet. Others will be solidifying and expanding their veg ways and lifestyles. You can make a big difference in all of their lives.

By now, most of our readers are aware of just how powerful veg food choices can be in saving us from the most common forms of disease, such heart disease, diabetes and cancer just to name a few. The evidence is also in on the environmental crises facing us, such as global warming, water pollution and soil erosion and how a veg diet can help. The world hunger relief agencies are now coming to the conclusion that many of us already knew: that a plant-based diet is the best and most sustainable way to alleviate the scourge of global hunger. And last, but definitely not least, scientists now confirm what we always knew – that animals can indeed feel pain, while enduring the harshness of the factory farm and slaughterhouse.

While we’ll be doing plenty of education at Vegfest, as it is vitally important, tasting is believing for many people. Tasting often “seals the deal”.  That’s where you come in. By serving samples at Vegfest, you can make a critical difference in the lives of the people you’ll meet there, the world we live in and all the creatures who share it with us.  The few hours you spend will not only reap some rich dividends for our world, it can be lots of fun too.  Even better, all those volunteering will receive our popular Vegfest T-shirt and free admission to the event before or after your shift as well.

If serving samples is not quite your thing, don’t worry! We have many different roles available. Please visit www.SeattleVegfest.org/volunteer.aspx  to sign up and join us in making a big difference for so many. Vegfest is being held on March 29th and 30th, 10am-6pm at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

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About Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington is a large non-profit vegetarian society based in Seattle, WA. We encourage people to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. We welcome everyone, whether you're an experienced vegetarian, a beginner or just curious. You don't have to be a vegetarian to join our organization, or to follow our blog! We run the largest vegetarian food festival in the country, Seattle's Vegfest, held in the Seattle Center in March each year. We also host monthly dining events and give free nutrition and cooking classes. We've written several nationally published books, including our latest book "In Pursuit of Great Food: A Plant-based shopping guide", which provides valuable information on what to buy and how to choose great food. Our other books include "Say No to Meat" which gives the information and real-world advice that new vegetarians need the most, in an easy question-and-answer style, the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", and a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or Amazon.com.

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