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RZA, Violife Award $100K To Five Black-Owned Restaurants To Make Plant-Based Eating More Accessible

Living a plant-based lifestyle is becoming more popular and Violife’s new program — backed by Wu Tang’s RZA — is set to help the growing community. While the plant-based market grows, Black-owned restaurants have hit losses during the pandemic. According to a press release, Violife launched its annual Plant Grants program to “help these restaurants give everyone – vegans, flexitarians, and the plant curious alike – an easy and inspired way to eat more plant-based food every day.” The vegan cheese brand selected five recipients to receive funding of $20,000 each. “With the 2021 Plant Grants program, we’re tackling plant-based food inequity head on by empowering Black-owned restaurants to offer more plant-based dishes to their communities – dishes that will delight customers and keep them coming back for more,” Lisa Akey , Head of Away from Home Marketing for Violife said in a statement. As a vegan himself, RZA aligned with Violife’s mission toward more plant-based food accessibility...

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 17, 2021