This week, Support + Feed (an initiative founded by Maggie Baird, mother of musicians Billie Eilish and Finneas) partnered with several vegan companies to help feed voters and poll workers in cities across the country, including Los Angeles, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, and New York City, NY. One of its partners, Kate Farms, donated 45,000 vegan meal-replacement shakes to keep workers and voters fueled. This follows a donation of more than 250,000 vegan shakes made by Kate Farms to feed frontline workers and others in need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Kate Farms’ mission has always been to feed those in need and during this monumental time in our democracy, we are proud to provide plant-based nutrition to our nation’s voters and poll workers at the frontline during a pandemic,” John Hommeyer, Chief Experience Officer at Kate Farms, said. “In addition to encouraging our staff to volunteer and get out the vote, we celebrate and recognize the commitment to democracy.”
Support + Feed also partnered with Los Angeles-based vegan burger chain Monty’s Good Burger which donated more than 1,000 burgers to feed workers and voters. Support + Feed also purchased, through donations, food from restuarants to help the cause, including Los Angeles-based Cena Vegan and DC Vegan Catering and Cafe.
In March, Baird created Support + Feed to support local vegan restaurants while feeding first responders and vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, she has expanded the initiative to include other cities such as New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC.