This weekend I ate at DC’s Founding Farmers for brunch and ate the best BBQ “chicken” sandwich of. my. life. See photo to the left - humina, humina!
In partnership with VegDC.com and Compassion Over Killing, Founding Farmers created a full vegan menu with classic dishes served completely vegan. This heavenly meal consisted of a Griddled Gardein chick’n breast with Founding Farmers’ homemade vegan BBQ sauce and crunchy slaw served on a homemade, toasted English muffin. Um, does it get any better than this?!
You should already know how delicious Gardein is, but did you know that its makers are also incredibly generous? Over the summer, Gardein challenged Americans to go meat-free one day per week. By the end of the challenge, 6,500 Americans had made the pledge and, in celebration, Gardein donated 6,500 healthy meatless entrees to five charities. In DC, Gardein singled out the Capital Area Food Bank and Martha’s Table for their kind gift. (This is in addition to Gardein’s previous generosity in supporting Meat-Free Fridays at Miriam’s Kitchen’s!)
Yves Potvin, CEO of Garden Protein International, the maker of Gardein, is excited to support the communities that have supported Gardein. “We feel good that our meat-free foods will help nourish those most in need this September.”
“We are in the midst of very challenging times and the need for the food bank and our partner agencies is unprecedented,” said Shamia Holloway, communications manager at Capital Area Food Bank. “The generous donation from Gardein will help us ensure that all families, children and seniors have access to nutritious meals. Food is the most basic human right and no one in our community should go hungry.”
Kimberly Lyons-Briley, development and volunteer manager at Martha’s Table, added “Martha’s Table has seen a drastic increase of need for emergency food in the past couple of years. We are grateful to Gardein, with this meat-free donation they have helped us with our mission of providing healthy meals for our clients.”
Now, not only is eating Gardein good and good for you, but it’s good for our community too!