Vegan food being sent to families in Beiruit
Reading Time: < 1 minute An estimated 2,000 plant-based meals have been given to those in need Credit: Instagram
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Million Dollar Vegan has helped provide 2,000 plant-based meals to those displaced and injured from the Beirut explosion. 

The charity has partnered with Lebanese Vegans and animal-rights activist Seb Alex – and aims to distribute food to up to 5,000 families in Lebanon. 

200 killed

On August 4, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, exploded. 

According to the BBC, the blast killed 200, injured 5,000, and made as many as 300,000 ‘temporarily homeless’.

‘Struggling families’

“I would not be able to carry out this campaign if it wasn’t for the amazing community of activists in Lebanon, the people behind the scenes. You all know who you are and I’m so happy you exist,” Alex wrote on Instagram.

“Together, we have distributed more than a thousand ready meals and during the next days over 800kg of boxes full of rice, lentils, pasta, tomato sauce, bulgur, vermicelli, beans, chickpeas, juice, and water will be given out to struggling families.”

“Thank you to everyone who has supported this ongoing relief effort,” Million Dollar Vegan added. 

Liam Gilliver

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.