Coventry Care Home Nabs PETA Award for Championing Vegan Meals
For Immediate Release:
5 January 2017
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
COVENTRY CARE HOME NABS PETA AWARD FOR CHAMPIONING VEGAN MEALS
Harper Fields Makes Delicious Plant-Based Meals Available to Residents for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Throughout January
Coventry – For its commitment to making vegan meals available to its residents, Coventry’s Harper Fields – a Barchester residential care home – has won a prestigious Proggy Award from PETA. The Proggy Awards (“Proggy” is for “progress”) recognise animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture.
Throughout the month of January, Harper Fields will make its usual daily vegetarian meal selections 100 per cent vegan – free of meat, eggs, and dairy foods. Hannah Mulholland, the care home’s activities coordinator, spearheaded the effort, using PETA’s catering recipes and giving vegan starter kits to residents
Mulholland also organised a vegan festival at the care home last November, garnering rave reviews and facilitating the decision to offer vegan meals this month.
“Diners of all ages can benefit from vibrant vegan meals, which contain no saturated animal fat or cholesterol”, says PETA Special Projects Manager Dawn Carr. “PETA is recognising Harper Fields for leading the industry and making plant-based food available to residents for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that, in addition to sparing many animals every year the horrors of the abattoir, vegans are less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are. They also have a lower carbon footprint. These are just some of the reasons why millions of British people are going vegan and why the number of requests for PETA’s free vegan starter kit increases every year.
As an added benefit to animals, Harper Fields’ Christmas gifts for residents this year were cruelty-free: the shaving, spa, and skincare products were not tested on animals, and the slippers, hats, and scarves were made from animal-free materials.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.