Chilis on Wheels – Chilis on Wheels Chapter in Puerto Rico
Grantee Name: Michelle Carrera
Project Name: Chilis on Wheels Chapter in Puerto Rico
Grant Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Funding Partner: Open Philanthropy Initiative
Project Description: Chilis on Wheels (CoW) Chapter in Puerto Rico opened up a vegan community center in San Juan, that serves food to vulnerable communities, as well as holds workshops, trainings, meetings, documentary screenings, and community nights to make veganism accessible to everyone.
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria, CoW PR served 15,000 vegan meals, bags of groceries, water filters, solar lanterns, and other personal products. It was during this time that the need for a permanent space became apparent, to serve as base for more transformational change in people’s lives, to go beyond the immediate needs and into trainings and workshops that can really create a shift in consciousness with veganism at the core of its values.