PETA to Deliver 4 Tons of Vegan Food to Local Hunger Relief Program

Delicious Dairy-Free Pasta Dishes and Vegan Cheese Will Go to 'Community Solidarity' Amid COVID-19 Hardships

For Immediate Release:
August 24, 2020

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Huntington, N.Y. – As the U.S. faces catastrophic economic fallout from COVID-19 and people are hurting for resources and worrying about their health, PETA is donating 4 tons of delicious vegan food to the Huntington Food Share, which is organized by Community Solidarity, the largest vegetarian hunger relief program in the country. PETA’s gift consists of a variety of frozen pasta dishes donated by Plant Based Foods—including tagliatelle with mushrooms, vegan ravioli with tomato and basil, and panzerotti with spinach and dairy-free cheddar—plus an assortment of creamy vegan cheeses.

When:    Tuesday, August 25, 8:15 p.m.

Where:    Huntington Food Share, at the intersection of Fairground Avenue and E. Sixth Street, Huntington

“PETA’s tasty delivery will feed two birds with one scone,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “It’ll help feed people who are struggling and show how delicious vegan meals can be.”

PETA notes that in addition to not contributing to the spread of zoonotic diseases—which often come from confining large numbers of animals at markets or on factory farms—each person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year and significantly reduces their own risk of suffering from health problems, including strokes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit

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