Happy Vegan Food Truck Drives Into Town To Feed Florence Victims, Rescuers

As Flooding Continues, PETA Will Deliver CHICK-un and BAC-un Wraps to Shelter and First Responders

For Immediate Release:
September 26, 2018

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Fayetteville, N.C.What:    A special delivery is on its way to the Fayetteville area: PETA will drive a vegan food truck to town on Thursday and dish up delicious vegan CHICK-un and BAC-un wraps (complete with nondairy ranch dressing) for first responders and families affected by Hurricane Florence. There will be stops at a shelter, a police station, and a fire station, where PETA will serve the wraps and Tofutti Cuties vegan ice cream sandwiches, and screen an adorable animal rescue video.

When:    Thursday, September 27, 12 noon (recreation center); 1 p.m. (police department); 1:30 p.m. (fire department)

Where:    Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave.; Fayetteville Police Department, 467 Hay St.; Fayetteville Fire Department, 433 Hay St., Fayetteville

“PETA is dishing up some love—and lunch—for first responders who have helped so many residents and for families who are still recovering from losses,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Floods are devastating our region, but each of us can help fight climate change and save animals’ lives by choosing delicious vegan meals.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that vegan foods such as CHICK-un and BAC-un spare animals immense suffering, such as that endured by the millions of chickens and pigs who were left behind to drown in the floods caused by Hurricane Florence. In addition, a study by the United Nations concluded that a global switch to vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change, such as the shift in heavy rainfall patterns that has placed many regions at greater risk of experiencing destructive flooding.

PETA was also on the ground in North Carolina rescuing dogs, chickens, cats, and other animals stranded in the floods.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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