Subject: It's all good: update from MarinVEG
From: Patti Breitman
Date: 2016-10-10 8:43 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;

Update from MarinVEG
Here is some good news that should not have to wait until November:

Sunday, October 16
Cooking Class with Syndee Collison

This Sunday, October 16, Syndee Collison will be teaching a vegan cooking class called Healthy Basics and Beyond: Avoid the "winter body" while enjoying the abundance of Fall. The class is limited to 8 participants and is from noon until 4 PM in San Rafael.  The cost is $70, and you are encouraged to bring containers for leftovers. Syndee says the class will be fun, educational, and designed to inspire your creative side. People who have taken her classes before loved them.
To register and to learn the address, contact Syndee at 415-215-9802.

On Line Vegan Food Drive
A Well Fed World and VegFund are partnering with Amp Your Good to host an on-line vegan food drive.  All proceeds go to buy food for Chilis on Wheels which gives out warm, vegan meals to people in need.  Read more about this heartwarming campaign and consider contributing:

World VegFest
Congratulations to the San Francisco Veg Society for a wonderful VegFest last weekend. The speakers, the food, the exhibitors, the cooking and raw demonstrations and the energy were all superb. Visit to see what else they are up to.

Kaiser Gets It Right
Kaiser seems to understand that a healthy diet can lead to a healthy life. Here is a link to a pamphlet they distribute at their hospitals:

Plant Based Foods Association
The beef, dairy, egg and pork industry all have powerful lobbying organizations to represent their interests in Congress. Now the manufacturers of plant based foods have representation as well, thanks to the Bay Area's own expert attorney Michele Simon. Read her encouraging report from a recent food expo here:

Thank You
I offer abundant thanks to everyone who wrote to congratulate me on winning the Lisa Shapiro Award for Unsung Vegan Heroes. I very much appreciate your kind words.  And ongoing thanks to The Pollination Project for the honor, and for the beautiful work they do supporting worthy programs around the world.