The Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland’s (BVSMD) mission is to educate the public, particularly African American and Latinos, on the benefits of a plant-based (pure vegetarian) diet with focus on building community around healthy, accessible, and sustainable food and lifestyle choices.
Educating the public, particularly Blacks and Latinos, on the healing benefits of the plant-based diet. “Meeting you where you are!” BVSMD seeks to educate and promote the advancement of people in economically challenged and inspired communities to eat healthy and barter a relationship for wholistic exchange which stimulates interaction for urban regeneration.
We do this with the following five pillars:
- Earth – Learn ways to respect and protect the planet.
- Eating – Vegan Starter Guide that includes recipes and tips.
- Education – We educate communities on the health and wellness benefits of a plant-based diet.
- Empowerment – Feel empowered to make the best, most cost-effective and compassionate choices when it comes to feeding yourself and your family.
- Enlightenment – We support those seeking to obtain an accurate and deeper understanding of the healing benefits of a plant-based diet through real life scenarios and testimonies.
Outreach Projects include:
- Food Rescue Baltimore (Monday produce giveaway)
- Meatless dinner outreach events (i.e. Hip Hop Green Dinners, Meatless Mondays in May)
- Upgrade Your Plate (workshop for adults and seniors)
- The Playful Plate (workshop for children)
- Vegan Soulfest (vegan fest)
- Keep It Fresh Fest (fresh fest for children)