A vegan vending machine was recently installed in Canada’s Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. Nicknamed the “mending machine,” the machine offers 100-percent organic, gluten-free, plant-based items from The Green Moustache Organic Café, such as Buddha bowls, superfood salads, raw Pad Thai, veggie wraps, and desserts such as lemon cheesecake, chocolate brownies, and caramel date squares, which are made fresh and delivered daily. “It has been a lifelong dream of mine to get Green Moustache food into hospitals—for healthcare workers and patients,” Nicolette Richer, Green Moustache Juice Inc. founder and CEO, said. “Rates of chronic disease are at epidemic highs and access to nutrient-rich food is vital for helping Canadians stop the progression of chronic health conditions like type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, cancer, and more. Our vending machine addresses the much-needed convenience of access to quick and tasty meals that don’t compromise on nutrition and quality. It is a first step towards revolutionizing healthcare.” Last year, The Green Moustache debuted its first vending machine inside a sports center in Whistler, BC and aims to place the machines in additional communities across Canada.