As a vegan/vegetarian, do you sometimes feel that your => compassion for animals mislabels you as eccentric or even irrational? => knowledge of nutrition and its impact on human health and the natural environment gets lost in a sea of misinformation? => dietary choice isolates you as a fringe element of society—especially in the workplace or at family social events? The main focus of VEG BASIS is to build a cohesive community in the SF Bay Area that is dedicated to supporting single vegans/vegetarians--especially those without many (or any!) other veggie/vegan people in their lives. The primary goal of the group is to connect vegan/vegetarian singles for the purpose of building a network of like-minded individuals in order to affirm our beliefs through positive interactions at a diverse array of regularly scheduled events held in safe settings where all participants can feel comfortable to freely interact, communicate their beliefs and concerns, and exchange ideas about surviving and thriving in a world where we must coexist with others who do not share our beliefs.