A group of animal rights activists from the vegan organization The Health Save Movement Argentina  have been helping homeless people by distributing vegan meals and talking to them, so they don’t feel so marginalised. Once a week, different groups of young people in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) and the city of Rosario (Santa Fe) walk the streets of their cities and deliver vegan meals to homeless people, as well as coats and clothes. There are a total of 150 activists doing this in Argentina. 

Health Save, and its sister organization Animal Save Movement, was born in Canada but is now in several countries. In Argentina, they have offices in Buenos Aires and Rosario. Its objective is, among others, to provide a plate of food with all the necessary nutrients to those who need it, but at the same time to prepare the food without any animal product (that is, totally based on plants or fungi). They also try to raise awareness about the environmental, nutritional, and social benefits of veganism through the production of fairs that include vegan recipes and talks, street performances and the promotion of the Plant Based Treaty (a global campaign that seeks to get national governments to respond to the climate emergency by transforming the current food system into a plant-based one). 

One of the usual meeting points to distribute this vegan food is Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen at 4300, near one of the most important intersections of the City of Buenos Aires: Av. Rivadavia and Av. La Plata. According to activists, sometimes they are ten a day, and sometimes they have reached 40. They don’t have a fixed itinerary, and they continue walking until the 50 meals they prepared are delivered. 

“Originally from Catalonia, but resident in the UK for several decades, Jordi is a vegan zoologist and author, who has been involved in different aspects of animal protection for many years. In addition to scientific research, he has worked mostly as an undercover investigator, animal welfare consultant, and animal protection campaigner. He has been an ethical vegan since 2002, and in 2020 he secured the legal protection of all ethical vegans in Great Britain from discrimination in a landmark employment tribunal case that was discussed all over the world. He is also the author of the book, ‘Ethical Vegan: a personal and political journey to change the world’.