Million Dollar Vegan is a global nonprofit dedicated to educating people about the environmental, ethical, personal, and public health benefits of adopting a plant-based lifestyle. We provide free nutritional guidance and support for people who are new to veganism, and free plant-based meals to essential workers and underserved communities around the world. We operate in over 10 countries and 7 languages, and have an international team working around the clock to inspire more people to choose vegan.

Why 'Million Dollar Vegan'?

In 2019 and with the support of Sir Paul McCartney, we launched our first campaign by publicly challenging Pope Francis to #FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH DIET CHANGE by going vegan for Lent in return for a $1M donation to the charity of this choice (His Holiness responded with his blessing). A few months later, with the support of over one-hundred U.S. veterans, athletes, and doctors, we campaigned to #MAKE AMERICA HEALTHY AGAIN by posing another $1M vegan challenge to the President of the United States.

When Covid-19 hit, we adapted our strategy and began providing vegan food aid for essential workers and underserved communities around the world; setting ourselves on a mission to deliver at least 1 MILLION MEALS by 2022 as part of an ongoing initiative to #TAKE PANDEMICS OFF THE MENU. And yet, throughout these campaigns, the real focus of our work remains in educating people about how changing our diets can benefit all of us.

We’ll be launching another ‘Million Dollar Vegan Challenge’ again in the future but, until then, we’ll be serving delicious and nutritious vegan meals to people across the globe, and asking people to choose vegan for the planet, for the animals, and for a safer, healthier future for everyone.

Meet our team

  • Naomi Hallum

    CEO & Board Chair
  • Kate Fowler

    Communications Director
  • Christopher Shoebridge

    Video Director
  • Jessica Gonzalez Castro

    Mexico Campaign Manager
  • Flavien Bascoul

    France Campaign Manager
  • Stefania Rivetti

    Italy Campaign Manager
  • Joseph Stratton

    Joseph Stratton

    UK Campaign Manager
  • Paula Gonzalez

    Spain Campaign Manager
  • Jacqueline Guzman

    Argentina Campaign Director
  • Isabel Siano

    Brazil Campaign Director
  • Rita Parente

    Lead Graphic Designer
  • Alessio Schiazza

    U.S. Video Manager
  • Jeremy Kocian

    Social Media Manager
  • Roxanne Gomez

    Social Media Coordinator
  • Darshana Muzumdar

    India Campaign Manager
  • Amy Kauler

    India Outreach Manager
  • Ana Kandwal

    Ana Kandwal

    Hindi Communications Manager
  • Jack Lekishon

    Jack Lekishon

    Kenya Campaign Manager
  • Theresa Phan

    Theresa Phan

    Junior Graphic Designer


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