Vegan Food Showcase – April 2019

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Monday, April 8, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm

West Bank Plaza

Samping Coconut-based ice cream
Sampling Vegan Food

As part of Twin Cities VegWeek (April 7-13), we’re hosting our 14th Annual Vegan Food Showcase on Monday, April 8. Stop by to sample delicious sandwiches and/or help us distribute lots of free vegan food! We’ll demonstrate just how tasty vegan food can be and get people to take the Twin Cities VegPledge. Please note the location change to the West Bank Plaza, just down the stairs from the West Bank Bridgehead.

We need volunteers from about 7:00 am to 5:00 pm that day. Sign up here for a slot. We especially need volunteers between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, while the food is being distributed, but we could also use help before and after the event for setup or cleanup. You can RSVP on the Facebook event page and invite your friends to join us.

Food giveaways are among our most fun and effective outreach programs. While sharing delicious vegan food we’re able to advocate for animals and put a smile on the faces of those who get to enjoy the samples. Volunteer help to make this food giveaway a big success.

Please RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to sign up to take the Twin Cities VegPledge. When you sign up, you’ll receive discounts to a ton of vegan businesses and support in eating more plant-based, including: fig + farro, Evan’s Organic EateryJ. Selby’sPLNT BSD, Reverie Mobile Kitchen, Trio Plant-BasedVegan East (In-store purchases only), The Herbivorous Butcher (In-store purchases only). Sign up today!

Check out the position descriptions below. If you’re interested in helping out please sign up on this form.

Haul Supplies from the Community Space (7 am to 9 am)

  • Benefits: Provide the logistical backbone for an amazing event.
  • Requirements: You own a car, van, or truck and are able to lift heavy objects.
  • 3 volunteers needed

Setup (8 am to 10 am)

  • Benefits: Hang out with like-minded people while spreading the word about the event.
  • Requirements: You are able to set up tables and prepare food and may have large and legible handwriting for chalking.
  • 7 volunteers needed

Food Servers (1 to 3 hours between 9:45 am and 2 pm)

  • Benefits: Meet lots of people who will be happy that you are giving them free food and hang out with other CAA volunteers.
  • Requirements: You are friendly, hard-working, and careful in preparing and serving the food samples. You are able to work at a quick and steady pace and open to answering questions and distributing literature. Quick thinking may be needed to answer students’ questions.
  • 12 volunteers per hour needed

Leafleters (1 to 2 hours or more between 8 am and 2 pm)

  • Benefits: Share information that encourages others to choose plant-based foods.
  • Requirements: You are able to stand for one or more hours, smile, and offer leaflets to passersby.
  • 2 or more volunteers per hour needed

Photography (1 or 2 hours between 10 am and 2 pm)

  • Benefits: Meet other CAA volunteers and possibly sample delicious vegan food.
  • Requirements: You can take pictures of different aspects of the event. You must take a picture of the VegFund sign.
  • 2 volunteers needed

Cleanup (1:45 to 3:30 pm)

  • Benefits: You can enjoy the leftover food samples and hang out with other CAA volunteers.
  • Requirements: You are able to take down tables and clean the area as needed. Expect to lift heavy objects.
  • 8 volunteers needed

Haul Supplies to the Community Space (3 to 5 pm)

  • Benefits: Provide the logistical backbone for an amazing event.
  • Requirements: You own a car, van, or truck and are able to lift heavy objects.
  • 3 volunteers needed

Leadership Positions (9:30 am – 2 pm)

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Benefits: Gain experience coordinating multiple people on a single project and coordinating an event that brings delicious vegan food to campus.
  • Requirements: You are friendly, hard-working, and are able to coordinate other volunteers. You are able to think on your feet if something does not go as planned. You help volunteers stick to their designated correct station on the day of the event.
  • 1 volunteer needed

Food and Supply Coordinator

  • Benefits: Working with like-minded CAA volunteers and gain experience coordinating supplies for a day-long event.
  • Requirements: You are hard-working and able to manage multiple supplies. If supplies are running out, you are able to plan ahead and replenish them as needed.
  • 1 volunteer needed

Leafleting Leader

  • Benefits: Guide other volunteers in their communication with the public.
  • Requirements: You have an understanding of our mission, experience with leafleting, and the ability to communicate skillfully with the public.
  • 1 volunteer needed


VegWeek is a nationwide campaign empowering thousands of people to pledge to choose vegetarian foods for at least seven days as a way to discover the many benefits and flavors of vegetarian eating. Take the Twin Cities VegPledge and receive special deals, discounts, and recipes, plus tips and tricks along with a chance to win awesome prizes.

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