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.
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!