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PETA Gives Veggie Turkeys to Food Bank So All Can Celebrate

Written by PETA | November 20, 2012

After learning that the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County in Connecticut had put out an urgent call for Thanksgiving food donations following Hurricane Sandy, PETA has sent the hunger-relief organization 20 delicious vegan Tofurky roasts.

Vegan Food: The Taste of Kindness

PETA’s donation should make the season brighter (and healthier) for the region’s hungry as well as for animals. PETA also hopes the Tofurky will offer food for thought, showing that compassion knows no species barriers.

More than 250 million turkeys are killed in the U.S. every year—45 million for Thanksgiving dinners alone. Yet turkeys are sensitive, smart, social, and resourceful birds, who deserve to be treated as living beings, not centerpieces.

Tofurky and other vegan faux turkey provide great alternatives, savory taste, and plentiful protein, with none of the cruelty or cholesterol that comes from eating real birds.

What You Can Do

Delicious, healthy vegan foods offer both hungry humans and exploited animals reason to give thanks. Enjoy fine vegan holiday dining with PETA’s free recipes.

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  • Veronica says:

    Let’s make next year a donation of 45million tofurky roasts! To our neighbors, families, etc. Personally, this is my first vegan Thanksgiving. I went to my family’s house and asked my mom of what things are made. She said, “I’m sorry sweetie, everything has butter” I’m like, “even this? even that?” She says “Yup! Everything” So, I ate the satsumas I brought, plus pickles, cranberry sauce, olives, and saltine crackers. But no fear! I had planned ahead! I ate a big field roast sandwich before hand, and brought a bottle of water and a decaf soy latte! (All they served was coffee and alcohol) PLUS, as we speak, I am creating a beautiful Post-Thanksgiving “traditional” vegan meal with all of the fixin’s Tofurky, mashed potatoes & vegan gravy, cranberries, and vegan pumpkin pie. Life is good and I am excited to take a photo of it for my friends! We should have a vegan thanksgiving photo share too.. All these ideas! This is my first Thanksgiving ever where I feel like I can’t wait ’til next year.