The Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ) is an
all-volunteer, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is:
- Educational: To educate the public on the benefits
of a plant-based diet. Information is provided through literature,
videos, cooking classes, and speakers.
- Social: To provide opportunities for people to
meet, share meals, and to have fun.
- Supportive: To offer advice, encouragement, and
friendship to those in transition to a vegetarian diet.
Click here to join VSSJ!
Your membership supports our educational outreach and other programs, provides
great member discounts, and is tax-deductible!
VSSJ supports anyone in transition to a plant-based diet, no matter what stage they have
reached. We provide educational outreach and support to people from omnivore to
vegan. Our social events are primarily plant-based, as we endeavor to have food and
refreshments all attendees can enjoy. Group membership is closely split between
vegan and vegetarian, with some (veg-friendly) omnivores.
VSSJ events are open to the public, except when
noted as members only. Everyone is welcome: vegetarian, vegan, or veg-curious!
Since 1986, VSSJ has given to the community in many ways:
- Held health expos at Burlington County College, Rowan University, and Burlington
- Provided healthy food options at Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival, Country Living
Fair at Batsto Village, Burlington County Earth Fair, Whitesbog Blueberry Festival,
Franklin Township Community Day, Olde Marlton Fall Festival, and the Climate Change
Film Festival, to name a few
- Provided informational displays and free literature at numerous libraries,
festivals, and farm markets
- Sponsored free monthly lectures, teen/children’s programs, and film showings
- Provided workshops for Whole Foods Market Meatless Mondays
- Supported other nonprofit activities: food kitchen, food drives, and animal
protection events via bake sales, supply drives, donations, and volunteer work
- Provided support for many people in transition to a vegetarian diet, or just trying
to eat healthier, via educational outreach at events, website, Facebook group and
page, email, phone, and mailing lists
- Held or sponsored cooking demos
- Held fun social events, including potluck dinners & picnics, and restaurant outings
- Developed and distributed a Vegan-Friendly Cape May Dining
- Maintained a comprehensive vegetarian dining guide
- Sponsored a large Facebook
us if interested in helping out with an existing chapter, or with starting a chapter
in your area. To volunteer, visit our Get
Officers & Coordinators
|Vegetarian Neighbors Coordinators:
||Anne Dinshah & Sarah Filippi-Field
|Atlantic Cape Coordinator:
Page last update:
May 18, 2018