Today, vegan brand Miyoko’s Creamery ceased posting its scheduled social media content for one week to stand in solidarity with the worldwide protests for justice for George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by Derek Chauvin and three other ex-police officers May 25. Miyoko’s announced that it is donating funds to social-justice organizations, including Black Lives Matter and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to support their efforts in dismantling institutionalized racism.
“Both of these are organizations on the forefront of creating a more just and compassionate social system,” Miyoko’s Founder and CEO Miyoko Schinner told VegNews. “Veganism is not just about diet or animals, it is about larger social justice issues. There is inherent racism in our food system that disempowers people of color. We need to all work together to create a food system that is compassionate and just for all people.”
Miyoko’s is calling upon other businesses to support social-justice organizations, as well.