Annual Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration Builds Community in Ohio

Hundreds of compassionate Ohioans descended upon Columbus for a vegan Thanksgiving potluck cohosted by Mercy For Animals, Sunrise Sanctuary, and the Columbus Vegan Meetup Group. The event drew guests from diverse backgrounds, including families with children, college students, urban dwellers, suburbanites, and over a dozen students from a local high school participating in MFA's Humane Education program.

Potluck1.jpgThe room filled quickly after the doors opened, with guests carrying arms full of piping hot casseroles, mashed potato-filled Crock-Pots, stuffing, and other vegan twists on traditional holiday recipes. The centerpiece of the main table was Gardein's Holiday Roast, with seven additional tables loaded with dozens of savory and sweet treats, including a tower of cupcakes and an assortment of apple and sweet potato pies.

Potluck2.jpgGuests left with the knowledge that you don't need animal products to capture the spirit and appetizing flavors of Thanksgiving at your celebration.

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