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Maggie Baird, Mom of pop sensations Finneas O’Connell and Billie Eilish, has scooped a major award for her vegan charity. 

Support + Feed was crowned ‘2020 Company of the Year’ by animal advocacy group PETA.

‘Helping to change the world’

“Support + Feed is helping to change the world, one delicious vegan meal at a time,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement.

“PETA is recognizing this small but mighty operation for being a glimmer of vegan hope in the weirdest year ever!”

Responding to the award on Instagram, Baird said: “Thank you to PETA for honoring Support + Feed and helping us spread the word and help more people in need!”

Support + Feed

Baird founded Support + Feed earlier this year to help those ‘greatly impacted’ by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to support vegan restaurants in the Los Angeles area.

The charity has since expanded its US presence – with volunteers now working in New York, Washington D.C, and Philadelphia.

It has widened its mission to help people experiencing food insecurity, particularly in BIPOC and other communities – focusing on four main goals: nourish those in need, provide education, support the small business community, and positively impact the climate crisis.

Since April, the charity and its volunteers have served nearly 50,000 plant-based meals to those in need. 

You can learn more about Support + Feed here

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.