Billie Eilish’s Mom Partners With L.A. Vegan Restaurants to Feed Those in Need
Los Angeles vegan restaurants are teaming up with Maggie Baird (Billie Eilish’s mom) and the “Support + Feed” program to assist those in need. Read on to learn how you can help!
COVID-19 is taking a toll on people and businesses worldwide. In efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, restaurants reduced their service to pick up or delivery only. A week or two ago, this may have seemed like a minor dip in normal life, but now it appears to be more long-lasting. So how do these restaurants stay afloat and support their employees while keeping them and their customers safe and healthy?
Support + Feed is an initiative created by Maggie Baird and her daughter, Billie Eilish, out of a concern for the sustainability of local plant-based restaurants during the crisis. “We wanted to support them, and at the same time support people who are in need right now,” says Baird. After ordering from Sage Vegan Bistro and getting it delivered to the Midnight Mission, Baird began brainstorming other ideas to help give back and spread the word. So they teamed up with Conscious Cleanup, Eat Drink Vegan, JRF Consulting, Two Tree Events, Highrise PR, and The Darkroom to create this program.
Here’s how it works: Contact a participating restaurant and look for their specific “Support + Feed” instructions (either online, over the phone, or on select delivery platforms). After that, place an order and add on a monetary donation for the Support + Feed program (or just add a monetary donation without placing an order). Throughout the week, the restaurants will continue to collect donations until they have a large enough order to drop off at a donation center. Conscious Cleanup will organize the safe pickup and delivery of the food to designated locations in compliance with CDC regulations.
What are the impacts of this program? By placing orders and adding on donations, you help support the employees of these locally-owned vegan restaurants. In turn, those restaurants are able to share their nourishing plant-based meals with first responders, healthcare workers, senior centers, women’s centers, and homeless shelters. It’s a plant-based, humanitarian, community win-win-win.
- by CHLOE. – (Accepting donations starting 3/30/20)
- Cena Vegan – (323) 250-8965
- Crossroads Kitchen – (323) 782-9245. Phone orders preferred.
- Donut Friend – Highland Park: (213) 908-2745, DTLA: (213) 908-2743
- Hinterhof – (323) 739-0209
- Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen – (818) 308-6166
- PBJ.LA – (213) 628-3410
- Pura Vita – (323) 688-2303. Phone orders only.
- Real Food Daily – West Hollywood: (310) 289-9910, Pasadena: (626) 844-8900. Phone orders only.
- Sage Vegan Bistro – Echo Park: (213) 989- 1719, Pasadena: (626) 564-8111, Culver City: (424) 228-5835
- SunCafe – (818) 927-4100. Phone orders only.
Support + Feed Donation Centers:
- 8 major Los Angeles hospitals
- Hollywood Food Coalition
- The Midnight Mission
- St. Francis Center Ascencia in Glendale
- Alexandria House
- Angel Step Inn
- Downtown Women’s Shelter
- The People Concern
- Pasadena Senior Center
- Hollenbeck Palms
- Pasadena Police Department
- Culver City Police Department
Email email@example.com to apply to become a donation center.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
More from VegOut
10 Vegan and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Tampa, FL
Whether you’re taking a trip to Busch Gardens or exploring the historic Ybor neighborhood, Tampa has no shortage of plant-based options when hunger strikes. From burgers with cheese whiz to beautifully plated Mediterranean dishes, Tampa has become a destination for both vegans and foodies alike. Here are 10 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants to check out in Tampa, FL!
LGBTQ+-Owned Vegan Doughnut Truck Opens in Seattle
A new fully-vegan doughnut truck is coming to Seattle, and we have the deets on the treats! (We knew doughnuts were shaped like wheels for a reason.)
This Vegan Brow Bar Is Serving Up Cruelty-Free Looks In NYC
Boom Boom Brow Bar is NYC’s first walk-in brow bar that has been serving clients with vegan and cruelty-free looks since 2008. The NYC-based salon uses ethically-developed products in all of their services, which include brow, lip, chin, sideburn, hairline, and full face waxing, as well as brow and lash tints.
Cinnaholic to Open New Location in Uptown Houston
Cinnaholic—a California-based franchise bakery that offers plant-based cinnamon rolls is scheduled to open its first location in Uptown Houston, Texas this summer. The chain currently has two locations outside the city in the surrounding suburbs (Pearland and Cypress).
11 Sustainable Swimwear Brands for Summer 2021
If you want to stunt a trendy, sustainably made swimsuit this season, check out these brands! With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, who wouldn’t love to cool off with a dip in the pool, a trip to the beach, or even a pass on your kids slip-n-slide? If you’re partaking in any of these refreshing water activities, you’ll most likely want a bathing suit. And if you’re anything like us, you want to wear items that are eco-friendly and made by brands that treat their employees well. Here’s a list of our favorite swimsuit companies that fit the bill.
Devi’s Donuts Opens Brick-and-Mortar in Long Beach
Devi’s Donuts, an all-vegan Long Beach pop-up, establishes a brick-and-mortar!
Venice’s Adrift Burger Bar Adds Vegan Burger to Menu This Earth Day
Sun’s out, buns out! No, silly, not those buns! Burger buns!
10 Vegan Fast Food Breakfasts to Eat On the Go or Recreate at Home
Whether you’re commuting to the office, working from home, or looking for weekend brekkie inspo, we’ve got you. From drive-thru snags and restaurant go-to’s to home-cooked breakfast faves, here are your on-the-go ordering deets and DIY swaps for the most important meal of the day.
6 South Asian-Owned Vegan and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants Across America
It can be difficult to find amazing, all-vegan South Asian dishes. Whether you’re craving a flavorful chana masala or a heavenly spicy curry, VegOut has you covered, so you can enjoy the vibrance of South Asian cuisine without the traditional dairy-heavy ingredients. Here are our picks for some of the best South Asian-owned vegan restaurants across the nation.
Nostalgic Vegan Candy Bars Launch at Alfred Coffee for a Limited Time
Huge flavor in a perfectly portioned package, the NY-based Gigantic “sortasweet” candy bars are making a splash in Los Angeles as the brand arrives at Alfred locations for a limited time!
Subscribe NowOrder the magazine!