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Vegan Holiday Fair, Food & Toy Drive

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Third Annual Vegan In San Diego Holiday Fair, Food & Toy Drive

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Nov 23 @ 01:00 pm - Nov 23 @ 05:00 pm | Free

Vegan Holiday Fair, Food & Toy Drive Nourishes the Spirit of the Season

They say it is better to give than to receive, but at the Vegan Holiday Fair, Food & Toy Drive you get to do both! During this heartwarming holiday event—which takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019—you have the opportunity to bring donations that make the season brighter for those in need, while also enjoying vegan food and a marketplace of gifts and goods for holiday shopping. Grossmont Center is proud to host this special event with Vegan in San Diego.

Many local non-profits will benefit from these donations, including San Diego Youth Services, Greyhound Adoption Center, Orphan Kitty Club, San Diego House Rabbit Society, and Wee Companions

What You Can Donate

Admission is free to the 2019 Vegan Holiday Fair, Food & Toy Drive; all you need to bring is a donation!  There are many items to choose from on the donation list, so bring as many as you can; in return, for each item you donate, you will receive a ticket for opportunity drawings with terrific prizes. Donated items accepted during the event include:

  • Food: Non-perishable vegan pantry items will be collected and donated to The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The goal is to provide sustainable, healthy food options for San Diegans who are in need.
  • Toys: New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages will be given to San Diego Youth Services. This nonprofit serves more than 28,000 children every year, supporting their overall health and wellness and helping them develop life skills.
  • Pet supplies: You can help our canine friends at the Greyhound Adoption Center by bringing blankets, liquid laundry detergent and bleach, fabric softener sheets, extra-large dog waste bags, tall trash bags (0.9 mm thickness), and stuffed animal toys without squeakers. If you are a cat person, help the Orphan Kitten Club with gently used beach towels, baby blankets, cat toys, and cans of wet cat food. Even rabbits and small companion animals are included, with beneficiaries San Diego House Rabbit Society and Wee Companions (specific donation items to be announced).


Celebrate the Season with Food and Fun

Vegan in San Diego will bring the finest purveyors in plant-based food and drinks to the Vegan Holiday Fair, Food & Toy Drive. Some of the vendors scheduled to participate at the event include Harmless Eats, Veg’n Out, We Be Grubbin, El Veganito, Nomad Vegan Eats, Leo’s Kitchen, M Kombucha, Ruth’s No 5, Maya’s Cookies, Rawsome Delights, and Lick It Lollipops. 

In addition, you can also get some great gift ideas for the holidays during the event. Check out apparel, artisan goods, and gift items from Thistle and Cork, Imperfect Foods, The Tomato Bag, and many more. You are sure to find something special for someone special on your holiday gift list—and maybe even something for yourself, too!

On November 23, 2019, you will find the Vegan Holiday Fair, Food & Toy Drive in front of Macy’s next to Chuze Fitness. This is one of many wonderful holiday events at Grossmont Center this season. Stay updated on everything that is happening here by visiting our events page and signing up for the Center’s e-newsletter. We look forward to seeing you at the Vegan Holiday Fair, Food & Toy Drive—don’t forget to bring your donations, and your appetite!


November 23, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Grossmont Center
5500 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA, CA 91942 United States

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Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the Center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

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Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also stay in the know by checking out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!