Dining 06.24.21

Glendora Vegetarian Club 

The Founding of the American Vegan Society – Growing up as a vegetarian, Jay Dinshah had considered cow’s milk a necessary food, and the leather for his shoes and belts just an innocent by-product of the meat industry.

After touring a Philadelphia slaughterhouse in 1957, and in the same period, learning how calves (destined for veal or meat pies) are taken away from their mothers shortly after birth so humans can drink the milk–and that cows are slaughtered for hamburger meat when their milk production drops off, Jay decided to live as a vegan and vowed to work every day until the slaughterhouses are closed.

Other family members joined him. Dinners centered on a dish of spicy split peas or lentils with brown rice, served with assorted vegetable dishes, salad, and home-baked bread. His mother, Irene, adapted household recipes so the new vegans could still enjoy scalloped potatoes, pizza, cake, and ice cream. Jay purchased canvas shoes and belts from the Army Navy Store.

Learning from others, Jay joined vegetarian, vegan, and health groups and subscribed to periodicals. He travelled to California and to Britain. Soon he had an extensive correspondence and was becoming a force in his own right–invited to speak at conferences, and contributing articles to magazines in the United States and abroad. His style was motivational.

In February 1960, Jay founded the American Vegan Society. In the summer of that year, he was joined by his English pen-friend Freya Smith. From a vegetarian family, she was a peace activist and had become vegan during the course of their correspondence. They were married, and she became secretary of AVS. The monthly magazine, Ahimsa, was printed on a hand-crank mimeograph machine. Together they planned a Coast-to-Coast Crusade for 1961-62.

To be continued… For more information, visit americanvegan.org. Contact Glendora’s Vegetarian Club at 518-931-0266 in Albany NY.

VFW Post #7338 Spaghetti Dinner

EAST GREENBUSH – We are Back! Help Support your local Veterans! VFW Post 7338 East Greenbush 100 Hays Road, East Greenbush. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 4 pm to 6:30 pm. Spaghetti Dinner, Pick Up Only! Dinner includes: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Dinner Roll & Butter. Pickup starts at 4 P.M. $15.00 per Dinner. Please order in advance by emailing us at: VFWpost7338@nullgmail.com or calling 518-477-7770. Thank You for your Support!

Pawling Ave UMC Bratwurst Dinner

TROY – June 26, 2021  Take Out Only!  Pick up is between 3 and 4:30 pm.  Menu includes bratwurst, German potato salad, braised red cabbage, 1/2 ear corn, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for dessert.  Reservations – please call Melanie at 518-779-6004.  Limited dinners, so please call early.  Cost of the dinner is $12 for adults; $6 for children 6-12; and free for children 5 and under.

Hope’s Kitchen Community Dinner 1

TROY – Hope’s Kitchen will be celebrating the beginning of Summer with a Hot Dog menu. Featuring hot dogs on a roll with choice of Charlie’s Hot Dog Sauce, relish, mustard, ketchup; pickle, carrot, celery side; macaroni salad, chips. For dessert: brownie with vanilla ice cream and choice of beverages. This will be a free community dinner served at Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh, 570 3rd Ave, Troy from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm Thursday, July 1. Contact Marion at 518-235-3851 or Cornerstone at 518-235-3851 for reservations or information. Free will offering appreciated.

Pawling Ave UMC Free Community Dinner 

TROY – Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 3-4:30 pm.  Take Out Only.  For reservations call Melanie at 518-779-6004.  Call early as there are limited reservations,  Menu includes goulash, vegetable and dessert.  God’s blessing to all!

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