VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 20, Issue 9

September 2016

By Shani Stewart

CONTENTS

  1. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  2. VRG BOOTHS
  3. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VRG VOLUNTEERS
  4. VEGAN IN A NUTSHELL BROCHURE – HELP US REPRINT
  5. SUPPORT VRG FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL WITH AMAZON SMILE
  6. SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP – PURCHASE GOODIES FROM THE VEGETARIAN SITE INCLUDING ONE CENT SAMPLES
  7. VRG PRESENTS A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN DIET TO YOUTH IN WEST BALTIMORE
  8. MELLOW MUSHROOM IN PIDGEON FORGE, TN
  9. VRG VEGAN THAI DINNER SUNDAY OCTOBER 16 IN BOSTON: MY THAI VEGAN CAFE
  10. 24th INTERNATIONAL VEGAN FOOD FAIR IN WASHINGTON, DC.
  11. EAT WELL STAY WELL 2016 ONE DAY IMMERSION IN COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
  12. VRG PRE-THANKSGIVING POTLUCK SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 AT 5PM in BALTIMORE, MD
  13. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
  14. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
  15. ABOUT VRG NEWS

1) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

  • VEGANIZING A DINING HALL
  • VEGAN PEACH RECIPES
  • FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP VEGAN PANCAKES
  • TRAVELLING TO GERMANY AS A VEGAN
  • B12
  • SILVER LEAF
  • VRG INTERNS
  • SOUTHERN GERMAN VEGAN MENU
  • AND MORE
LEXVEGFEST OCTOBER 1, 2016
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/20/lexvegfest-october-1-2016/ ]
VEGANIZING THE DINING HALL- MONTCLAIR, NJ STATE UNIVERSITY
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/20/veganizing-the-dining-hall-montclair-nj-state-university/ ]
VEGGIE HISTORY SECTION ON WWW.VRG.ORG
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/21/veggie-history-section-on-www-vrg-org/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP- BECOME A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY DONOR
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/22/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-become-a-monthly-or-quarterly-donor-3/ ]
VEGAN RESTAURANTS ADDED TO THE VRG RESTAURANT GUIDE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/22/vegan-restaurants-added-to-the-vrg-restaurant-guide/ ]
KAYA'S KITCHEN IN BELMAR, NEW JERSEY
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/25/kayas-kitchen-in-belmar-new-jersey/ ]
VEGAN IN A NUTSHELL BROCHURE- HELP US REPRINT!
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/26/vegan-in-a-nutshell-brochure-help-us-reprint/ ]
HOW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN PROMOTE VEGAN DIETS IN PUBLICATIONS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/26/how-high-school-students-can-promote-vegan-diets-in-publications/ ]
VEGAN OFFERINGS AT THE SHORE IN OCEAN GROVE, NJ
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/27/vegan-offerings-at-the-shore-in-ocean-grove-nj/ ]
ENJOY THESE VEGAN PEACH RECIPES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/28/enjoy-these-vegan-peach-recipes/ ]
FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CHIP VEGAN PANCAKES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/29/fluffy-chocolate-chip-vegan-pancakes/ ]
STARTING AN ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION AT SCHOOL
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/02/starting-an-animal-rights-organization-at-school/ ]
IS IT REASONABLE TO TRAVEL TO GERMANY AS A VEGAN?
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/03/is-it-reasonable-to-travel-to-germany-as-a-vegan/ ]
VEG DINING CARDS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/04/veg-dining-cards-2/ ]
VEGAN FOODS AVAILABLE AT SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/04/vegan-foods-available-at-seton-hall-university/ ]
B12 MYTHS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/05/b12-myths/ ]
TIPS ON TRYING TO TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT VEGANISM
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/08/tips-on-trying-to-talk-to-others-about-veganism/ ]
PAID WORKERS NEEDED AT VEGGIE BOOTHS DURING NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO EAST IN BALTIMORE-SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2016
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/09/paid-workers-needed-at-veggie-booths-during-natural-products-expo-east-in-baltimore-september-22-242016/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AT HAMILTON STREET FESTIVAL IN BALTIMORE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/09/the-vegetarian-resource-group-at-hamilton-street-festival-in-baltimore/ ]
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP WHEN SHOPPING FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES THROUGH AMAZON
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/10/how-you-can-help-the-vegetarian-resource-group-when-shopping-for-back-to-school-supplies-through-amazon/ ]
EATING VEGGIE INDIAN CUISINE AT MANGO GROVE IN COLUMBIA, MD
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/10/eating-veggie-indian-cuisine-at-mango-grove-in-columbia-maryland/ ]
GLORY DOUGHNUTS IN FREDERICK, MD- WORTH THE DRIVE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/11/glory-doughnuts-in-frederick-maryland-worth-the-drive/ ]
VRG PRESENTS A HEALTHY VEGGIE DIET TO LOW-INCOME YOUTH IN WEST BALTIMORE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/12/vrg-presents-a-healthy-veggie-diet-to-low-income-youth-in-west-baltimore/ ]
SILVER LEAF
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/15/silver-leaf/ ]
MY TIME AS A VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP INTERN
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/16/my-time-as-a-vegetarian-resource-group-intern/ ]
WORKERS NEEDED TO STAFF VEGGIE BOOTHS AT NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO IN EAST BALTIMORE SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2016
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/17/workers-needed-to-staff-veggie-booths-at-natural-products-expo-east-in-baltimore-september-22-24-2016/ ]
CALLING ALL GERMAN BALTIMOREANS AND FINALLY VEGANS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/17/calling-all-german-baltimoreansand-finally-vegans/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AT THE WAVERLY FARMERS MARKET IN BALTIMORE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/18/the-vegetarian-resource-group-at-the-waverly-farmers-market-in-baltimore/ ]
SOUTHERN GERMAN VEGAN MENU
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/19/southern-german-vegan-menu/ ]

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2) VRG BOOTHS

EAT WELL STAY WELL 2016 ONE DAY IMMERSION
Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church
6520 Martin Road
Columbia, MD 21044
September 18 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
http://eatwell-staywell.com/event/eat-well-stay-well-2016-one-day-immersion/ ]
DC VEG FEST
Saturday September 24th
Intersection of N. Street SE and 1st Street SE
Washington DC [ http://dcvegfest.com/ ]
Natural Products Expo
Thursday September 22 — Saturday September 24
10 AM — 6 PM, Thursday and Friday
10 AM — 4 PM Saturday
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD USA
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival
Saturday September 24
IX Art Park
963 2nd St SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
http://www.cvillevegfest.org/#date ]
The Maryland Dietetics in Health Care Communities Fall 2016 Workshop
Wednesday, October 5th
The Gathering Place
Clarksville MD
VRG Vegan Thai Dinner
Boston, MA

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 6 PM
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/02/8700/ ]
FNCE Diet. Conference in Boston
Sunday,October 16 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck with The Vegetarian Resource Group
North Baltimore Mennonite Church
4615 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
Sunday, November 20th 2016, 5 PM

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3) A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VRG VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following VRG Volunteers, for all of your hard work with The Vegetarian Resource Group's activities such as HTML work, restaurant guide entries, doing blog postings, staffing booths etc.:

  • Matt Baker
  • Phil Becker
  • Casey Brown
  • Autumn Burton
  • Terry Carlo
  • Mary Dempsey
  • Heather Francis
  • Suzanne Hengen
  • Alicia Hückmann
  • Sasha Keenan
  • Reed Mangels
  • Laura McGuiness
  • David Milner
  • Carl Robbins
  • Christiana Rutkowski
  • Eveian Salmon
  • Elsa Spencer
  • Sam Stahler
  • Shani Stewart
  • Hana Takemoto
  • Marisssa Thobe
  • Sierra Young

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4) VEGAN IN A NUTSHELL BROCHURE – HELP US REPRINT

We have sent tens of thousands of our Vegan in a Nutshell brochure to groups and educators around the country, from Virginia to Nebraska to New York to Oregon and Texas. They have been used by dietitians, by programs serving low income communities, at VegFests, by activists tabling, and with college students. We have run out and need to reprint. Please consider a donation of $25, $50, $100, or more at
http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

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5) SUPPORT VRG FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL WITH AMAZON SMILE

Hello Everyone,

Remember to do your Back-To-School shopping at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate to Vegetarian Resource Group. Support us when you shop for back-to-school items. StartWithaSmile at
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1279034 ]

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6) SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP – PURCHASE GOODIES FROM THE VEGETARIAN SITE INCLUDING ONE CENT SAMPLES

Stock up on your favorite veggie products from The Vegetarian Site this month! For the full month of September 2016, The Vegetarian Site will give 10% of their sales to The Vegetarian Resource Group!

The Vegetarian Site sells vegan footwear, belts, wallets, bags, and other accessories, food products, books, personal care items, plus much more. They are always adding new items in their store.

Try the one cent sample of PARMA! VEGAN PARMESAN.

Support The Vegetarian Resource Group by shopping online at:
http://www.thevegetariansite.com ]

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7) VRG PRESENTS A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN DIET TO YOUTH IN WEST BALTIMORE

By Casey Brown and Heather Francis, VRG Interns

The Vegetarian Resource Group had the opportunity to volunteer at Will of Wisdom Wellness Center, a program of Tuttie's Place, which is an impressive non-profit organization located in West Baltimore. The center offers a summer camp to students of various ages for six weeks. This summer their aim was in educating the kids about a healthy lifestyle and diet. Ayesha, the director at Tuttie's Place invited The Vegetarian Resource Group to come speak about health in relation to being a vegetarian. Three of our interns, Casey Brown, Heather Francis, and Alicia Hueckmann, along with Sam Stahler, a volunteer, spoke.

While there, we had a discussion with about thirty students, ages ranging from five to eighteen years old. We began by asking what they already knew about vegetarian and vegan diets/lifestyles. Many of them were familiar with the terms, though out of the thirty kids there was only one student who cut some type of animal product from their diet. This was a high school student who was raised a pescatarian. While discussing the topic of nutrients, the kids thought someone who chose a vegetarian diet would have trouble incorporating protein into their diet. One young kid, in about fourth grade told us he couldn't live without steak. We were able to explain, along with a young girl in the audience who knew, how protein comes from numerous sources such as beans, lentils, tofu, and whole grains. A few kids asked us what tofu was, which surprised us since tofu is something we have been used to eating in our diet and since we are surrounded by those who know what tofu was. The young kids were surprisingly also curious whether or not vegetarians were allowed to eat french fries, seeds, soda, and fruit juices. During our discussion, we were able to explain to them vegetarians could eat those foods, along with many other vegan friendly foods. We also asked the students why they think people would go vegetarian, and most of the students only thought people chose to change their diets to begin eating healthier. We were able to explain some of the health benefits of going vegetarian, including a lower risk for many diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. We mentioned how many people also choose to eat less or no meat due to the inhumane treatment of animals along with the environmental impact it has. We wish we could have gone into more detail on the ethical side and environmental side of veganism since veganism encompasses all three of them. Hopefully, in the future we can return with the intent on educating the kids on the mistreatment of animals.

While the students did not seem interested in committing to a fully vegetarian or vegan diet, many expressed they would be able to try it for one day out of the week.

After presenting, we had the kids make banana nice cream. We froze enough bananas to feed thirty kids and offered toppings alongside the dessert. Using a Yonanas machine, each of the students made their own bowl of banana ice cream and topped it with their choice of strawberries, dairy-free chocolate chips, sprinkles, shredded coconut, walnuts, and/or peanut butter. The students enjoyed making the ice cream themselves, and they all seemed to love the healthy, dairy-free alternative. They were eager to try it and were excited to share the recipe with their family once they got home. The student who said he could not live without steak, shared with us how he was nervous because he expected the ice cream to consist of tofu, but was instead surprised to find he loved the creamy banana texture. The recipe itself uses only frozen bananas either processed through a Yonanas machine, or blended in a blender.

After we cleaned up the kitchen, Ayesha, the director took us for a tour through the center. We learned the center is in conjunction with Tuttie's Place which is a Group home for males in the area. The Will of Wisdom Wellness Center is not a group home, but a program for students in schools in multiple schools in Baltimore. There are three classrooms, 5-8 years old, 9-13 years old, and 14-21 years old. Right now there is a waiting list for students to be introduced into the program. The center helps students in high school with college applications, tying ties, job interviews, and basic life skills. Right now there is an after-care program, and summer camp, and they are working on including a before-care program as well for the upcoming school year. The center makes a tremendous contribution within their community, and we are thankful we were able to come volunteer and make an impact on these students-whether it is big or small.

In the future, we are planning to table at booths and come speak with the students again about vegetarianism and veganism. We found a lot of kids don't know what it means to be vegetarian or vegan, so by staying involved with this program we will be able to spread awareness and share our resources with the students about vegetarian and vegan diets.

For more information on Tuttie's Place and The Will of Wisdom Center in Baltimore, Maryland, please visit:
http://tuttiesplace.org/np/ ]

To intern with The Vegetarian Resource Group, see
http://www.vrg.org/student/index.php ]

To support The Vegetarian Resource Group outreach, donate at
http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

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8) MELLOW MUSHROOM IN PIDGEON FORGE, TN

Hi VRG,

I just returned from a magic conference at Pidgeon Forge. While the restaurants were meat heavy, the good news was that the Mellow Mushroom there had Daiya cheese as an option on all their pizzas, calzones, and hoagie sandwiches. I took a Tempeh Hoagie with Daiya cheese home, and it was great. There are apparently 2 Mellow Mushrooms in Pidgeon Forge, and the one in the middle of the tourist area (next to the MagiQuest castle) was open every day until Midnight.

Michael C. Worsham

To find a location near you, see: [ http://mellowmushroom.com/locations ]

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9) VRG VEGAN THAI DINNER SUNDAY OCTOBER 16 IN BOSTON: MY THAI VEGAN CAFE

The Vegetarian Resource Group will host a vegan Thai dinner at My Thai Vegan Café in Boston on Sunday, October 16, 2016 AT 6 PM during the annual meeting of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meet VRG advisors Reed Mangels PhD RD, Catherine Conway MS RD, Debra Wasserman, and vegetarian dietitians from around the country. All are welcome.

MENU:

  • Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup with tofu)
  • Thai Mango Salad
  • Nam Prik Kaeng Kari with tofu (Yellow Curry) with brown rice
  • Pad See Ew (Wide rice noodles with Chinese Broccoli with vegan gluten)
  • Fruit cocktail for dessert or other fruit
  • Tea and cold water
  • This will be a plated sit down dinner.

TO RESERVE: Send $30 per person (includes tax and tip) (under eight is half price) with names to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203

Call (410) 366-8343. Or pay at [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ] and write "Boston Dinner" in the Comments. $35 after September 30th. Refunds after September 30th only if your seat can be replaced.

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10) 24th INTERNATIONAL VEGAN FOOD FAIR IN WASHINGTON, DC.

COME VISIT:

24th International Vegetarian Food Fair
Capital Memorial Church (CMC)
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 1-4 PM

CMC members, hailing from more than 40 countries, present an unlimited "sampling" of authentic international vegetarian cuisines. You can take a small serving of hundreds of items and come back for more if you like! It's the perfect way for kids to try delicious ethnic foods from Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, India, Latin America, and North America (for kids 10 and younger, it's FREE!). Seniors age 60 and older (with ID) get a discount. All items will be vegetarian; those which are vegan will be noted. There is free parking or you can take the Metro Red Line, which is four blocks north of Van Ness-UDC and two blocks east of Connecticut Ave. Doors will be open from 1-4 PM, and food will stop being served at 4:30 PM.

PRICE: $15 per person, free for children age 10 and under, $10 age 60 or older.

Credit cards accepted.

Capital Memorial Church
3150 Chesapeake Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
202.362.3668
capitalmemorialchurch@verizon.net
[ www.capitalmemorial.org ]

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11) EAT WELL STAY WELL 2016 ONE DAY IMMERSION IN COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church
6520 Martin Road
Columbia, MD 21044
September 18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a one day local event co-hosted by Dr. Dana Simpler and health coach/Food for Life instructor Sharon McRae with a fabulous speaker lineup:

  • Drs. Neal Barnard, Michael Greger, and Joel Fuhrman (via Skype)
  • Chef Del Sroufe (author of "The Forks Over Knives Cookbook)
  • fitness guru and lifestyle transition expert/author Lani Muelrath
SOS-free plant based lunch provided by Nalley Fresh and dessert by Roots Market. Lectures, fitness breaks, cooking demos, door prizes...it's sure to be an informative, inspiring, and fun day! Sign language interpreters for all speakers Get your tickets here:
http://eatwell-staywell.com/event/eat-well-stay-well-2016-one-day-immersion/ ]

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12) VRG PRE-THANKSGIVING POTLUCK SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 AT 5PM in BALTIMORE, MD

The Vegetarian Resource Group is hosting our 35th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Dinner on Sunday, November 20th 2016 at 5 PM. The event is taking place at the

North Baltimore Mennonite Church
4615 Roland Avenue
Baltimore MD 21210

We will be showing appreciation for turkeys by not eating them! Come join us for a variety of festive, delicious vegan dishes! Please bring a vegan dish - free of meat, fish, fowl, dairy, eggs, honey, or any other animal by-products - that serves 4 per adult attending. (ex. 2 adults means your dish should serve 8 people)

Adult admission is $4 and children eat free!

You may want to bring a canned good for the church to distribute to the hungry.

We hope to see you there!

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13) BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG

The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our monthly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift of just $10 a month by going to
https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ] . You will be part of a network of givers who support our outreach efforts on an ongoing basis. These donations allow us to continue vegan education in a wide variety of venues including schools, doctor and dietitian offices, libraries, various professional conferences, animal rights events, health fairs, environmental festivals, and much more. Thank you for your support!

Go to: [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ]

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14) ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthful changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition-related publications and answer member and media questions about vegetarian diets. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, donations, bequests, and book sales. The Vegetarian Journal, a print magazine, is a benefit of membership in The VRG.

(For more information, please see the Vegetarian Journal online
http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ] )

To sign up for the The Vegetarian Resource Group national email newsletter, please visit:
http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ]

We are also on Facebook and Twitter

If you would like to make a donation, become a member, volunteer, or find out more about The VRG, contact us at:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
FAX: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org or to volunteer: brigette@vrg.org
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/ ]

To donate: [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ]

Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2016 The contents of this newsletter, and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Medical advice should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your own best judgment about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

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15) ABOUT VRG NEWS

VRG-NEWS is the e-mail newsletter of The Vegetarian Resource Group. This is an announcement list so subscriber messages are not accepted by the list. If you have a technical question about the list, please contact us at vrg@vrg.org. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or corrections to VRG-NEWS, please direct them to vrg@vrg.org. Thanks.

If you are a new subscriber, you might enjoy reading past issues of VRG-NEWS online at
http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ]

Please support our outreach and assistance to others Join VRG:
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P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore MD 21203 US
(410) 366-8343

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The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
FAX: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org or to volunteer: brigette@vrg.org