Because of Easter, our April Monthly Potluck will be on SATURDAY, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at the Bozeman Public Library.
The Theme will be Organic and Gluten-Free. Bring your own plates, cups, and utensils in HONOR of EARTH DAY!
Something wonderful happens when you stop consuming misery and violence!
Yes, you’ll most likely feel better physically, but that’s nothing compared to the feeling of intentionally living your values of responsibility and compassion.
Veganism is not about judgment or personal perfection; it’s about doing what we can to reduce suffering in the world. Empowered by compassion, we CAN make a positive difference 3 times a day ~ while we defend health, protect the planet, and save lives!
Why vegan? In America, ten billion land animals are killed for food every year, and over 98% of meat comes from factory farms. No one denies that factory farms are a nightmare. Those who speak of “humane meat" are referring to the living conditions of animals; they do not account for the fear they experience when betrayed, their terror during shipping, or the horrors of their slaughter.
When it comes to dairy: Most vegetarians don't realize that there is far more animal suffering in a cheese omelet than there is in any steak. Most people are unaware of the cycle of violence (rape, confinement, kidnapping, and infanticide) that is the standard industry practice required to steal the breast milk and eggs of another species.
Sadly, it’s not just the farmed animals that suffer from our animal-based diets. Animal agriculture is a leading cause of habitat loss, wildlife depletion, and mass extinction worldwide.... not to mention the decline of human health. The proteins in animal-derived dairy cause as much cancer as smoking cigarettes; and fat and cholesterol in animal products is the major contributor to heart disease, our nation’s number one killer.
The Great News: It's easier than ever to go veg. Every grocery store you’ve ever been in has an enormous vegan section… it’s called the produce department! But seriously, in Livingston and Bozeman, we are SO lucky to have soooo many fabulous organic and vegan items at great prices, at Town and Country Foods.
The Live and Let Livingston Potluck meets at 4:30pm on the Second Sunday of every month (usually at the Livingston Food Resource Center). We share DELICIOUS FOOD, vegan cookbooks, recipes, information, and have a 5-minute food demo at 4:45pm. Plates, silverware, napkins, cups, coffee, and tea are provided at our potluck. Each month there is an (optional) fun theme, and usually 2-3 dozen people attend. There are often several gluten-free and raw options, along with traditional favorites, and of course… cupcakes!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! **You don't have to be vegan, but THE FOOD DOES.** Bring a 100% plant-based dish (free of flesh, eggs, animal-derived dairy, honey, and gelatin). Don't want to cook? That's OK - just bring something to drink! For the benefit of those with serious food allergies, please bring a copy of your recipe or a list of all ingredients used.
The Plant-Powered 406 meets on the Third Sunday of every month, 4:30pm (usually at the Bozeman Library or the Sourdough Fire Station.) Bring your own dishes and silverware, a 100% plant-based dish, and a friend!