Black-owned vegan restaurant in Shreveport, Vegans on the Run, received $ 20,000 grant to promote healthy eating in the community


Black-owned vegan restaurant in Shreveport, Vegans on the Run, received $ 20,000 grant to promote healthy eating in the community

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (KSLA) – Vegans on the Run, a family-owned vegan food service business in Shreveport, has received a $ 20,000 grant to promote healthy eating in the community.

Dr. Joslin Mar-Dai Pickens, owner of Vegans on the Run in Shreveport, Louisiana.(Viovie)

The restaurant is one of five black-owned recipients of Violife’s 2021 Plant Grants. The goal of the grant is to make plant-based meals tastier, more affordable, and available in diverse communities. This year, the grants were made specifically to black-owned businesses.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Plant Grants is a new multi-year grant program that promotes plant-based nutrition by providing charitable funding, education and mentorship to beneficiaries to make plant-based foods more accessible, affordable and available in local communities. . This inaugural year is proudly presented by the Violife brand of Upfield.

The 2021 program recognizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on black-owned restaurants and aims to help these businesses recover from these challenges. Restaurants are often the economic and cultural center of their communities. That’s why the 2021 grant program is supporting restaurant recovery while helping meet the ever-growing interest in plant-based foods by generations of consumers.

Grant recipients will receive a grant, as well as inspiration for menu development and advice on working with plant-based ingredients through mentoring from pioneering plant-based chefs. -violifefoods.com

The five restaurants will each receive $ 20,000, along with coaching from the program’s top chefs, Laricia Chandler Baker and Lemel Durrah, on how best to use plant-based ingredients, as well as marketing advice, business and growth.

Vegans on the Run posted some exciting news to their Facebook page on Tuesday, September 21.

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The other scholarship winners are:

  • Seasoned Vegan, New York City
Brenda Beener, Owner of Seasoned Vegan in New York City
Brenda Beener, Owner of Seasoned Vegan in New York City(Viovie)
  • Vegan Pizza from Meek, Houston
Demetrius Walker, owner of Meek's Vegan Pizza in Houston
Demetrius Walker, owner of Meek’s Vegan Pizza in Houston(Viovie)
  • Supreme Oasis Bakery and Deli, Philadelphia
Nuyen Emanuel, owner of Supreme Oasis Bakery and Deli in Philadelphia
Nuyen Emanuel, owner of Supreme Oasis Bakery and Deli in Philadelphia(Viovie)
  • Plant Power Café & Juice Bar, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Aurellia Alexandre, owner of Plant Power Café & Juice Bar in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Aurellia Alexandre, owner of Plant Power Café & Juice Bar in Chattanooga, Tenn.(Viovie)

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