Hip-hop legend Jermaine Dupri joined PETA, the Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center (SWEEAC), and celebrity friends like Dynasty star Elaine Hendrix at the West Hunter Street Baptist Church on Saturday as they served delicious vegan meals—including roasted vegan turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and pumpkin pie—to families and folks in need in honor of Thanksgiving in his native Atlanta. Tofurky Roasts were also given away.
“I’ve been vegan for over a decade, and for me, there’s nothing better for feeling your best and knowing you’re helping the planet and animals,” Dupri said. “The holidays are about the spirit of giving, and PETA and I want to give people in Atlanta a Thanksgiving meal that’s healthy, humane, and delicious.”
A spokesperson for PETA noted that vegan holiday meals—which are free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol—spare turkeys the agony of being crammed into filthy warehouses and electrocuted before their throats are slit, often while they’re still conscious.