Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

texas veg fest mission

texas vegfest mission

 To educate Texans through public activities, events, and educational outreach about the benefits of a plant-based diet as a way to improve health, preserve the environment, and protect animals.

For Health

We know Texas has a big health problem, and we want to help Texans get educated, eat better and get more active.

For Animals

We want to help Texans eat more plant-based foods, incorporate more cruelty-free products into their lives and help relieve the many animals in harm's way.

For Earth

The studies are now widespread, eliminating animal foods from our diets will help us preserve this precious planet for our kids.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL AND its organizer

Texas VegFest is organized by the Texas Veg Foundation, a federal 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate Texans through public activities, events, and educational outreach about the benefits of a plant-based diet as a way to improve health, preserve the environment, and protect animals.

The Texas Veg Foundation is a four member volunteer group of Austin vegans including a president, secretary, and two directors. 

Texas Veg Foundation is a federally recognized educational nonprofit organization. 

Texas is home to some of the higher diabetes and heart disease rates of the country, ranking 34th in cardiovascular deaths; 33rd in diabetes

Texas is also the top cattle producing state in the United States. These same factory farms that have such a heavy toll on our environment and on our health also place animals in unacceptable conditions of crowding that don’t allow animals to walk, stretch their limbs, or even turn around.

With these numbers, we created Texas Veg Foundation to provide more access to educational information focusing on the benefits of plant-based diets so we can combat the current data in our communities and build a healthier, more sustainable and compassionate Texas. To find more about Texas health, environmental, and animal welfare date, head here: www.txveg.org/currenteducation.

Texas Veg Foundation incorporated in July 2011.

The first Texas Veg Fest was March 31st, 2012!

In order to reach as many people as possible on the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of plant-based diets, Texas VegFest is free to the public so everyone may have access to our resources. 

Texas VegFest is free to the public. Our participation fees from sponsors, vendors, nonprofits, and interactive booths help cover the majority of our budget.

Texas VegFest also collects public donations at the entrance and provides a festival Thank You bag to the first 2,000 donors. Our team also sells our official festival shirts designed by Herbivore Clothing Co., as well as local craft beer. 

These collections allow us just enough money to put towards the following year’s event. 

To educate Texans through public activities, events, and educational outreach about the benefits of a plant-based diet as a way to improve health, preserve the environment, and protect animals.

To celebrate the animal welfare, health, and environmental benefits of plant-based diets while providing as many free educational resources and activities as possible to the public. 

The home office and of the foundation and festival is in Austin, Texas!

Our mailing address is :

PO BOX 66292

Austin, TX 78766

You may find more details about the Texas Veg Foundation, its mission, activities, and administrative details on the foundation’s website here: txveg.org.