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Squeaky Bean is delivering plant-based food to University students self isolating due to COVID-19

The brand has made deliveries in Leeds and Surrey so far but plans to extend the initiative throughout the U.K.

Currently, it has sent 800 packs of vegan meat and other meat-free products such as its Potato and Onion Tortilla.

‘Tasty plant-based treats’

Sarah Augustine is Squeaky Bean’s Co-Creator. She said: “We decided that if students couldn’t go out to get food, or were struggling to access food that met their dietary requirements, then we should bring it to them directly.

“We’re so pleased that the University of Leeds and the University of Surrey decided to accept our offer. We hope the students will enjoy their ready-to-eat tasty plant-based treats.

Vegan slices from Squeaky Bean

“After all, they can’t be expected to live on the boring baked bean diet or expensive takeaway deliveries forever!

Squeaky Bean‘s fanbase is predominantly 18-35 year olds… It’s our mission to be their sidekick in the kitchen, making plant-based food tasty, convenient and simple to prepare. All of the products are ready-to-eat straight from the pack, so even if access to cooking facilities is limited, they’ll still be able to enjoy a delicious meal.”

Vegan students

Elisa Fumero is one of the recipients of Squeaky Bean’s initiative. The University of Leeds student said: “I’ve been vegan for almost a year now.

“As I’m still quite new to it, I like to try out vegan alternatives. They’re a pretty big part of my diet at the moment.

“I had to isolate after coming into contact with a confirmed Covid case. My flatmates and I isolated together to make sure that none of us had contracted it. So, fortunately it wasn’t a very lonely experience. Luckily, we all tested negative in the end!”

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'.