As a food manufacturer, we’re an essential business — a status we don’t take lightly. COVID-19 is directly linked to the mistreatment of animals, and ending that exploitation is at the crux of our mission. We see a union between bringing people closer to the origins of their food and addressing issues like food insecurity and economic justice. COVID-19 is happening because of the very thing we’re committed to fighting against. This is a time for us to bust up the status quo and change the world one bite at a time.
That said, we’re human. We’re doing the best we can, so our team still has jobs when all this is over. This is one hell of a challenge for us — as a company and as people trying to work, parent, lead, and love while the world shifts and changes beyond our control. No Evil Foods has grown tremendously since 2014, but we’re still small and scrappy. We’re facing this challenge the only way we know how: head-on.
- In early March, when Natural Products Expo West was called off due to COVID-19 — but we had already shipped hundreds of pounds of perishable products to California — we hit the streets and fed animal rights activists and those in need in LA’s Skid Row neighborhood.
- When PPE (personal protective equipment) was in short supply, we handmade our own masks out of company bandanas and distributed them to every employee.
That was on March 19, 11 days before North Carolina started “sheltering in place.” (Feels like a lifetime ago.) Since then, we’ve stayed hellbent on making sure no harm comes to people, planet, or animals.
Here’s what that looks like today: