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What is the Mission?

The EFK Program will actively support interested individuals who are highly motivated to bring the plant-based message to their local communities via in-person gatherings. The focus of these small, intimate, localized events will be to:

  • Share key information and current research about the transformational power of WFPB nutrition.
  • Exchange healthy, plant-based foods and recipes.
  • Establish the foundation for the emergence of local plant-based communities.

One clear fact seems to be emerging from our work: the plant-based movement is a ground-up movement. That is, progress in the trenches of the movement is made possible by the tireless and committed efforts of lone champions in their local communities who are pushing against institutional, social, and community inertia. These are change agents who are doing their best to enlighten those around them about plant-based nutrition, whether it be in their families, churches, workplaces, hospitals, or schools.


How Will We Make This Happen?

The EFK Program will actively support change agents interested in holding small public gatherings aimed at encouraging the adoption of a whole-food, plant-based diet. EF will provide:

  • Up to a $500 stipend to qualifying people/organizations to defray costs and help to provide food.
  • Educational materials (handouts, PDFs, PPTs).
  • Direct consultation and coaching support.
  • Active support via online and live presentations by EF team members.

What is the Application Process?

  • The application process will involve the submission of an application and a phone call interview with the executive director. Applications are available HERE.
  • Applicants will be required to agree to the pillars of the EF approach: no meat, no dairy, no oil, minimal salt, and minimal sweet.

What are the Requirements?

  • Applicants will be required to gather at least 10 people.
  • Receipts will be required to be submitted.
  • Dated photographs will be required to provide documentation and will allow EF to share about the program.