It’s not just what is happening to cows, pigs and chickens. It’s also what happens to the poor, exploited people who kill these animals and suffer injuries, PTSD and other traumatic consequences! Michelle Carrera of Chilis on Wheels discusses when animal agriculture results in the abuse of farm workers. #AR2017 #JaneUnChained
Memorable words of César E Chávez
Chilis on Wheels was started on November, 2014 by Michelle Carrera. After searching for a soup kitchen that would serve a plant-based Thanksgiving meal and coming up empty, she decided to cook her own chilis and take them directly to people in need of a warm meal. After receiving a lot of support and encouragement from family and friends, and after seeing first hand the need for such a program, she became inspired and committed to bringing plant-based food to those in need.
In NYC, meals are distributed once a week to people in Tompkins Square Park that want a warm meal. Most soup kitchens close their doors over the weekends, creating a vaccum in services. Chilis on Wheels aims to cover that need and act as a bridge. We have chapters across the country in: Passaic, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; and Puerto Rico, with new chapters opening up.