NOLA Veggie Fest benefits no-kill animal sanctuary _lowres

Photo provided by NOLA Veggie Fest--Among those on hand for the NOLA Veggie Fest were Robert Benson and his pet rabbit Beignet, seen here with Isabella Lombard. The event was presented with volunteer support from the New Orleans Vegetarian Society.

The two-day NOLA Veggie Fest recently drew hundreds of people to the New Orleans Healing Center, where they learned about the benefits of a plant-based diet from guest speakers and cooking demonstrations, sampled vegan products and purchased meals from local vendors. Proceeds from the event went toward the Humane Society of Louisiana’s no-kill animal sanctuary and long-distance pet adoption transport programs. For information, visit