Kids in Distress (KID) residents receives plant-based meals prepared by the outgoing Celebrity Chef Jonny Nobones, thanks to a collaboration between Animal Hero Kids and Tofurky.
Chef Jonny NoBones, Susan Hargreaves, Mikaela Barnes, ZsaZsa and Lovey during Veganza Animal Hero reading at the Vegan Village River House.
World Animal Hero Kids Month is a global outpouring of positive action by compassionate, engaged youth. Animal Hero Kids, a kindness education, youth empowering non-profit is delighted to showcase what kind kids around the world are doing for animals, people, and the planet. www.animalherokids.org
This week in Fort Lauderdale, Kids in Distress (KID) residents received plant-based meals prepared by the outgoing Celebrity Chef Jonny Nobones, thanks to a collaboration between Animal Hero Kids and Tofurky. Animal Hero Kids founder, Susan Hargreaves picked up 60 veggie Tofurky wraps crafted by the chef at the iconic River House, a historic former seafood restaurant now turned vegan. The chef received a surprise Animal Hero Kids “Kind2All Evolve” Award for his humane, good for the planet, culinary initiatives, previous adult award recipients includes Paul McCartney. Tofurky provided the supply of their lightly seasoned chikn. The “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book will also be gifted to the residential centers.
“Since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the most significant challenge we have faced with the families we serve is food insecurity. While KID provides a myriad of parent educational resources, family strengthening, instructional, and family counseling, none of this can be addressed if a family’s basic needs, such as food and nutrition are compromised,” stated Mark Dhooge, KID President and CEO. “Resources such as the food provided by Animal Hero Kids and Chef Jonny No Bones not only fills the bellies of our children, but also enables our team to provide the social and clinical support that families require especially during these turbulent times. Thank you to Susan Hargreaves and Chef Jonny for partnering with us to ensure that hunger is not a barrier in our community.”
On the same day, Veganza Animal Hero the new vegan superhero picture book written by Susan Hargreaves, was screened on a 10-foot large screen outside of the River House Vegan Village at 301 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Onlookers were amazed by a video of Joaquin Phoenix rescuing a mother cow and her calf and the launch of the first woman vegan superhero, Veganza.
Animal Hero Kids campaign has global response.
Last week 100 plant-based meals were provided to 1736 Family Crisis center through an Animal Hero Kids sponsored initiative with Support and Feed and Jackfruit Cafe in Los Angeles. Inner-city youth also visited rescued farm animal sanctuaries in New Jersey and Gainesville, enjoying Tofurky wraps and Beyond sausage biscuits. The activities are all part of World Animal Hero Kids Month. “We could all use some good news right about now and youth helping animals, both two-legged and four, and aiding the planet is a much-needed balm” -said Susan Hargreaves, Animal Hero Kids founder/author.
Global — Kids reading to shelter and sanctuary animals (they’re also reading stories of animal rescue by youth from the “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book.
— Veganza Animal Hero claymation video short is created by young NY graduate filmmaker who was empowered when Animal Hero Kids founder presented a kindness to all school program, when he was a pre-schooler
— Youth speaking out on climate change via video messages
— Kids around the world support Joaquin Phoenix’s plea to change the world from your kitchen by asking their friends and family to try vegan https://vimeo.com/458264022
— — In rural Alaska, 12-year-old Lilly makes catnip toys for shelter cats
— — In Brazil, 11- year-old climate activist Brunna asks local restaurants to feature plant-based meals as Animal Hero Kids month specials
— — In Arizona, Kimaya, 7, distributes care packages for the homeless in Arizona
— — In Connecticut, 7-year-old Isabella and 9-year-old Savannah read to rescued farm animals at JP Farm Sanctuary (they will be surprised with Animal Hero Kids Awards during their reading)
Animal Hero Kids Khendall and Ian proudly show they’re part of the Animal Hero Kids teamby pointing out their T-shirts before returning to their chocolate almond milk vegan shakes.
— — In Los Angeles and South Florida a plant-based giveaway occurs for populations in need during #animalherokidtober
— — In North Carolina, siblings, Reid and Scarlett, 7 and 13 respectively, perform a parody of a Spice Girls song to inspire kinder choices.
— — In Fort Lauderdale, Ella, 7, reads a story about a rescued pony to the rescued pony
— — Animal Hero Kids Founder, Susan Hargreaves, surprises a Fort Lauderdale vegan restaurant owner with a “Kind2All Evolve” award for evolving toward earth-friendly, kinder choice, plant-based business
— — Zsa Zsa, 7, dances ballet with her rescued chickens
— — Josie, 13, will be creating an uplifting video message with Franny, the first rescued pig who has been registered as a therapy pig in Virginia
— -In NY a group of socially distanced low-income youth record songs they created for Veganza Animal Hero Song Challenge
— In Orlando Kids don hazmat suits and goggles to inform about the link between pandemics and animal-based agriculture
— In Japan an Animal Hero Kid interviews a vegan chef
— In Kenya an Animal Hero Kid will be standing with Greta on a Friday for the Future
— in Gainesville, Khendall, a 10year-old basketball player will be giving out free beyond sausage sandwiches
— In Connecticut new “Be an Animal Hero” virtual school program will be conducted during #AnimalHeroKidtober in Connecticut with students using the Animal Hero Kids book as a guide