On Saturday, July 14th VSSJ was in Atlantic City – but we weren’t gambling! Instead we were one of the 200 vendors at The AC Vegan Food Festival hosted by NJ VegFest. There were over 3,000 attendees, and VSSJ volunteers talked to hundreds of them throughout the day about the benefits of a plant-based diet. We had such a fun and exciting day. Thanks to our great volunteers we had a very successful membership drive as well! Enjoy the following overview, including many pictures taken throughout the day.
First a big THANK YOU to our sponsors – with their generous support we provided swag bags filled with great items for our membership drive. We also gave out a gift to existing members (Laura Bars from Mom’s Organic Market) and had prizes from Hurraw Lip Balms for our contest winners.
Our Sponsor sign
This is the beginning of our display
While setting up, Karen and Lisa tested their skills at our grains game
Samantha & Corinne
Heather and Corinne signing up members
A lot of our attendees picked up a free Veg Starter Guide donated by Mercy for Animals
Here are all the great items included in the swag bag:
Primal Strips, Badger Cookies, One Potato Two Potato chips, Sporks, Bean Sprouting kit, Raw Rev Bar, Merry Hempster Lip Balm, Auromere soap sample, Almonds from Trader Joe’s, 3 free months to Thrive Market, Famous Vegetarians book from AVS, produce bags from Colony Co., a shopping bag from Mom’s Organic Market, and coupons from: Food For Life, Amy’s, Tofurky
If you were already a member – you could extend your membership to receive a gift as well!
Heather and long time member Vickie
Janet busy all day handing out membership cards
Samantha and Will explaining how VSSJ supports those on or transitioning in to a plant based diet
Tom and Carol working the wheel
Barbara and Ron tallying the scores for our “Name the Bean Game”
Here are a few of our winners of our Name the Bean and Name the Grain contests. Winners received their choice of flavor Lip Balm from Hurraw
Will modeling a hat and one of the T-Shirts donated by Food For Life
Isn’t it time that you join our group?
Besides supporting a non-profit organization that is promoting a plant based diet, members receive many benefits read all about them