Tips for Enjoying the Holidays as a Vegan

The start of the holiday season in early November gets me feeling warm and fuzzy inside, but it also brings about an uncomfortable sensation in the pit of my stomach knowing about the plight of animals. I have wonderful memories of my childhood and young adult years spending time with family and friends, and eating… Read more »

York City Mayor Tries Out a Plant-Based Diet

A couple weeks ago, we challenged the Mayor of York City, Michael Helfrich, to go vegan for a week to help us kick off Harvest Vegfest York. He happily accepted the challenge and he was kind enough to take some time to answer our questions about his experience…   John Beck, Director with the Animal… Read more »

Vegan Challenge: A Participant’s Journey

As a graduate of Animal Advocates of South Central PA’s May 2018 Vegan Challenge, I can assure you that there is plenty of support and accountability available for anyone interested in saying “goodbye” to animal products, and “hello” to compassionate living. Whether your reason is ethics, environmental, health, or even if you’re just curious about… Read more »

Animal Advocates: Our first year as a nonprofit!

2017 was an intense year for us at the Animal Advocates of South Central PA. We started the year off learning that our Lush Charity Pot grant had been approved. We worked on the grant during the last few months of 2016 and submitted it in the middle of December. The news was amazing, and… Read more »

Jackson Street Cats

Helping animals is extremely rewarding, but can be rough and isn’t for everyone, especially those who don’t realize how much heartache is involved. When I first started fostering kittens, I became attached to one of a litter of three. He was the cuddliest and the runt so he was very small and adorable. My heart… Read more »

Harrisburg Veg-Friendly Spot – The Vegetable Hunter

We recently ventured to The Vegetable Hunter – what was known as Crave & Co.- on 2nd Street in Harrisburg to try out their vegan options and test their new brews. We were met with delicious, healthy food and some tasty beverages! All around, The Vegetable Hunter is a cozy neighborhood joint that boasts fresh,… Read more »