Welcome to the PlantPure Communities Pod Network! We want to inspire you to eat more plant-based food for your own health and for planetary sustainability. Everyone is welcome to join - whether you are completely new or already and expert in plant-based diets. Running a local group (what we refer to as a Pod) can be a rewarding way to share your passion for a whole food, plant-based lifestyle with your community and the PlantPure Communities team will support you along the way. Let’s work together to achieve improved health for ourselves, our family and friends, and our communities.
- Nelson Campbell
People join Pods to support one another and work together to spread the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities, as well as have fun and build friendships. Pod members may choose to educate others in their community on the connections of a plant-based lifestyle to our health, the environment, farming, animal welfare, and food and health inequities. The Pod Netw...
People join Pods to support one another and work together to spread the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities, as well as have fun and build friendships. Pod members may choose to educate others in their community on the connections of a plant-based lifestyle to our health, the environment, farming, animal welfare, and food and health inequities. The Pod Network enables people and organizations that have worked separately in the past to come together around the unifying idea of plant-based nutrition. Pods can use the PlantPure Nation film, community-building online tools and events, and other resources in their outreach efforts.
PlantPure Communities (PPC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to empower individuals to build healthy, kind, sustainable communities. To that end, the organization supports the PPC Pod Network, a grassroots movement of independent groups (“Pods”) providing support to people committed to a plant-based diet, while also enabling them to promote the benefits of a WFPB lifestyle in their local communities.
As of 2022, over 250,000 people are participating in Pods across 36 countries. To support the Pods, PPC has created a series of virtual Campaign Toolkits focused on vegfests, dining out, healthy school lunches, helping friends and loved ones transition, gardening, and more. Pods choose what interests them and the toolkits provide the roadmap. In addition, PPC offers webinars, networking hours, and individual support for Pod leaders. Join us today!
“It's the most gratifying thing I've ever done to lead a Pod. Making new friendships and helping others has opened up new avenues for new experiences and happiness.”
- Theresa Anderson
How to get involved
We estimate a Pod Leader needs to commit an average of 5 hours per month to plan, promote and host their Pod events. We recommend Pods meet at least once a month but feel free to meet more regularly if time, energy and interest allow! Time is spent promoting events via social media etc. as the aim is to create a really vibrant diverse Pod that is active in its community and inviting to all. How much time you commit to growing, cooking, and sharing incredible food is entirely up to you!