HAP commends all organizations that help animals and wants to give special recognition to those organizations that have taken meat off their menus. HAP’s Compassionate Events program recognizes organizations that exclusively serve vegan and/or vegetarian meals according to a Gold, Silver, and Bronze level. Our Gold Partners have committed to a complete plant-based menu (no meat, fish, dairy, or eggs) at events hosted by their organization and sponsored by third-parties, our Silver Partners have committed to a vegetarian menu (no meat or fish) at on and off campus events, and our Bronze Partners have committed to a vegetarian menu (no meat or fish) at any on campus events.
HAP believes we cannot truly promote the protection of animals while serving them on our plates.
Most fundraisers and events–even by true advocates for animals, the environment, and human health–are still serving meat, contradicting the very mission of their organizations.
Farm animals are the most abused animals on the planet. The vast majority of them live in unacceptable conditions, denied even the most basic of needs, often including the ability to even turn around. And it’s not just the animals suffering–eating animals is killing the planet and is bad for human health. Reducing meat consumption is the number one policy recommendation by the United Nations to reverse climate change, and a plant-based diet is the only diet shown to reverse heart disease.
What is HAP doing about it?
Our Compassionate Events program commends and recognizes organizations that serve exclusively vegan and/or vegetarian meals. Further, we have vast resources available for organizations interested in making a change.
How You Can Help
If you are part of an organization still serving meat, reach out to us! We will help you with meal planning, provide catering suggestions, assist with donor letters and newsletter announcements, and more! If your organization is already vegan or vegetarian, let us know so we can add you to our list of partners.
- Animal Advocates of South Central PA
- The Animal Friends of Westmoreland
- Animal Wellness Action
- Compassion Works International
- Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary
- The Humane League
- Humane PA
- The Humane Society of the United States
- Jewish Veg
- Mercy for Animals
- ”no plastic please”
- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
- Pigsburgh Squealers Rescue
- Pittsburgh Vegan Society
- Sustainable Monroeville
- Vegan Ladyboss Pittsburgh
- Vegan Pittsburgh
- Vegan Spirituality – Pennsylvania Chapter
Thank you to all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Compassionate Events Partners. We cannot thank you enough for your commitment to keeping animals off the menu! To learn more about our Partners, please see our Partners of the Month.
If your organization would like to be recognized as a HAP Compassionate Events Partner, please complete our online submission form.