Volunteers from the Veg’Morocco association organize free distributions of vegan food in Casablanca Fez and Rabat, from March 21 to April 4 to raise awareness of the many benefits of plant-based food for our health and the future of our planet.
These events are part of an international food aid program funded by the NGO Million Dollar Vegan which has set itself the goal of distributing one million vegan meals to the most vulnerable communities affected by the food crisis. Covid-19 around the world.
During these two weeks of solidarity actions, hundreds of meals will be distributed to the Oasis and Baoufi centers of the Maison d’Enfants Lalla Hasnaâ, managed by the Al Ihssane association in Casablanca, at the Ain Chok reception center, managed by the ‘Bayti association in Casablanca, to the nursing and administrative staff of the La Gare, La Villette and Loubila CFACA health centers in Casablanca, to the staff of the Dar ALHADITH health center in Rabat, to the homeless, immigrants and other people in precarious situations in collaboration with the ISMA Association – Ivoire Solidarité Maroc in Rabat, the Casa Lahnina association which takes care of children with disabilities, in Rabat the Dar al Atfal Al Ouafae and Dar Atifl Al Moustakbal associations as well as the Multifunctional Center BATHA for the empowerment of women victims of domestic violence in the city of Fez.
The food distributed during these events is prepared in partnership with the chefs of the JOT Café / Damanjot Yoga Center in Casablanca and the restaurants Le Tarbouche in Fez and Baba Ghannouge in Rabat. Veg’MOROCCO volunteers also take advantage of these days of action to distribute an introductory brochure to veganism co-edited with Million Dollar Vegan, which contains general information, explanations on the links between the breeding industry and the spread of zoonoses, but also nutritional information and recipes for exploring plant-based foods.
In this context, Sahar Ouhajjou Belkacem, responsible for distributions in Morocco, said: “It is important to make people aware of the benefits of healthy, sustainable and plant-based food with peaceful campaigns, in joy, sharing and benevolence. As consumers, we all have the opportunity to contribute to the collective well-being. On a daily basis, this is combined through conscious choices of what we put on our plates ”.
For his part Mohammed Bouhakkaoui, president and co-founder of Veg’Morocco said: “Every vegan meal can have an impact, change starts with simple things. This campaign is very positive since it is based on giving and peace! It is a gesture that preaches respect and love among all living beings. ”
The final word goes to Naomi Hallum, Managing Director of Million Dollar Vegan, said: “The whole world is shaken by the devastating effects of a pandemic of animal origin and the ever more serious effects of the climate crisis, coupled with the fact that more than 80% of deforestation in the Amazon and at least 15% of emissions global greenhouse gases are caused by the livestock industry, it has perhaps never been more urgent to think about the impact of what we eat. ”