Help Support VegMichigan's Huge Vegan Food Giveaway
VegMichigan's food giveaway has gotten off to a great start. It's so popular we can barely keep up with the demand. For this initiative, we simply deliver a box of popular vegan food items to students who are new to plant-based eating. We also include great resources for students to learn about the benefits of plant-based eating. What we have learned during the first month of the program is that the idea of plant-based eating is a completely new concept to many students, and our giveaway program has been a nice way to introduce them to plant-based foods. 

Our free gift pack includes a Beyond Burger, Daiya Cheezy Mac, a free pizza voucher for Cottage Inn, and other great items. We are working with suppliers to get discounts and donations, but each pack still costs VegMichigan approximately $13, and our goal is to distribute more than 100 free packs each month. 

Please consider making a donation that will go directly to the purchase of more food items, or if you would like to donate food items directly we would appreciate that too! (Contact We have a huge giveaway scheduled for volunteers and staff at the Humane Society of Huron Valley this month, and we could really use some donations of Daiya Cheddar Style Cheezy Mac. Thank you for your support. Please consider donating!
A Special Evening with Dr. Michael Greger
VegMichigan has scheduled a special event on January 28, 2021 for VegMichigan members. To show our appreciation, we will be hosting a virtual Q&A via Zoom with Dr. Greger for members only. All current VegMichigan members will receive a Zoom invitation. If you are not a member or your membership has recently expired, please consider updating your membership. In addition to this event, your membership comes with other benefits and helps support our work. Memberships start as low as $20! If you have questions about your membership status, contact
2-Minute Video Highlighting VegMichigan's Work
VegMichigan is working hard every day to promote the benefits of plant-based eating in local communities throughout Michigan. The pandemic has been a major challenge for nonprofits, but we have done our best to move to virtual events and other forms of outreach to continue to fulfill our mission. Please watch this short video highlighting our work and consider making a donation.
Dr. Jamie's Health Corner
Wrapping Up 2020: A Send Off To a Very Unusual Year
We have finally made it to the end of 2020. It has been a pretty difficult year, and most of us have been through a lot of challenging stuff. Most people are just trying to maintain a positive outlook right now and do the best we can to ride this out. After the year we’ve had, I think that is good enough. For December, I have a few suggestions for incorporating healthy habits into the holidays. My hope is that we remember to do our best to take care of ourselves, but most importantly we enjoy the many great things about the season and stay hopeful for better things to come in 2021. Read the blog.
Final Round of Voting for Best Vegan Pizza in Michigan
Thanks to the hundreds of you who voted in the first round of our Best Vegan Pizza in Michigan 2020 contest! Based on your votes, we've narrowed the list down to the Top 10. Cast your vote here! Please vote for just one restaurant using only one email address to ensure the most fair process. The winner will be announced in next month's newsletter.
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Winter Stir Fry to Warm You Up & More Holiday Recipes
As the holidays quickly approach, many of us are looking for new recipe ideas to try as we stick close to home. This month, you'll definitely want to add this Sweet & Spicy Winter Veg & Tempeh Stir Fry featuring seasonal veggies to your menu! It's a one-pan meal that's simple, satisfying, and healthy!

Luckily, with more and more plant-based options in stores and restaurants, eating plant-based is easy! Check out this list of 6 Vegan Roasts Perfect for Your Holiday Meal. Like to cook? Click here and here for more easy plant-based menu ideas and recipes. You can even have dessert delivered. Local options for ready-made vegan holiday meals, include Chive, Nosh Pit, and Unburger Grill. Happy Holidays!
Two New Virtual Events This Month
We're excited to offer two new presentations this month on humane investing and how to make your own vegan chocolate with Sweet Vegan! Join us just in time for the holidays for these exciting new offerings as well as the popular Plant-Based Nutrition discussion by Registered Dietician Nutritionist Chantal Singer.
NEW! Humane Investing with Certified Financial Planner Brenda A. Morris

Plant-Based Nutrition with Chantal Singer, RDN

NEW! Make Vegan Chocolate with Andrea from Sweet Vegan
Last Month's Prize Winners + New Riddle
Congratulations to the winners of last month's riddle challenge! (The answer was leaves.) Joanne Bonds won a large pizza from Toarmina's, Susan Resch won a gift card to Chive, Mae K won a gift card to Seva, and Kathleen Hempsall won a deodorant pack. Congrats!

For the December riddle, you'll have a chance to win one of the great prizes listed below. Please select one.

Beyond Meat Gear (Women's small windbreaker, t-shirt, winter hat, & cooking apron. See photo.)
To be entered into the raffle, solve the riddle below, and email your answer and gift preference to Those with the correct answers will be entered into a raffle drawing for the prize of their choice. Winners will be announced in the January newsletter. Good luck!
RIDDLE: My arrival is dreaded by adults and welcomed by kids.
I can be an angel or take human form.
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