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A local group that works to provide snacks and meals to the homeless contacted me tonight to ask about nutritious, high-protein <b>vegan</b> meals that they can easily serve that will fill their bellies for a day or two. I believe their primary reason is that they don't want to serve dairy and meat that will easily spoil during the warmer months. I am so happy, for a number of reasons, that they are seeking out vegan meals and hope that it'll continue even when the winter rolls around. I have several dishes in mind that I plan to share, but I wanted to reach out to others to gather as many ideas as possible. If you have suggestions (for meals or snacks), or know of a great resource I can point the group to, please let me know. Thanks much!
 

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Check out<br><a href="http://www.foodnotbombs.net/" target="_blank">http://www.foodnotbombs.net/</a>
 

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Whenever I think about "feeding the homeless" I think about "soup kitchens" and so I think soup. In this case, I think about lentil soup, split pea soup, three bean soup, minestrone soup, vegan chili... you know, liquid legumes.<br><br>
I also think soup because when I was a kid once I met a homeless man and I offered him some of my nuts. He politely declined and when I asked why he showed me his lack of teeth. Remember, homeless people can't afford dental care and often need soft foods.
 

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That's a fantastic idea! Although I say that mainly because I was homeless for a month several years back, I decided I wanted to be vegetarian after seeing Fast Food Nation shortly before, but then that didn't last long as I couldn't afford nutritionally balanced and ready-to-eat meals that were vegetarian. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Homeless or not though, the easier we make it for people, the more people there are that will go veg*n.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions! Very helpful!<br><br>
Doktormartini - I went to the Food Not Bombs website, but I didn't see any meal ideas. Am I overlooking them?
 

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Found this: <a href="http://www.foodnotbombs.net/bookrecipes.html" target="_blank">http://www.foodnotbombs.net/bookrecipes.html</a><br><br>
Some recipe links at the bottom.
 

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Found this: <a href="http://www.foodnotbombs.net/bookrecipes.html" target="_blank">http://www.foodnotbombs.net/bookrecipes.html</a><br><br>
Some recipe links at the bottom.</div>
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Hmmm, don't know how I kept missing that! Thanks
 

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I feed the homeless in my city with a loosely-connected group of people who initially called themselves this city's Food Not Bombs, but they decided they weren't into the political aims of FNB, nor were they serving vegetarian food, so they are now [City's] Sunday Picnic. Then I came along and started bringing lots of home-cooked vegetarian (usually vegan) food. Yes, many homeless and destitute people need soft foods to eat because they have dental problems.<br><br>
I've been doing this for a year, and my supply network is ever-growing. The staple ingredients are almost always donated to me by someone else, and I add in seasonings, oil, garlic, onion, etc. In fact, I am currently moving, and I have more dry ingredients in my kitchen donated for the homeless than I do food I have bought for myself! Since I do the cooking in my own kitchen, using a mix of donated and self-bought ingredients, it is a great way every week to make sure I am using up items that might otherwise go to waste. I look to see what will go bad if not used quickly, and I work it into whatever dish or dishes I am making. I usually take three or four separate dishes, to form an entire meal if desired.
 
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