Once you have reached out to a potential Very Veggie Movement partner, please fill in the potential partner’s details using the form below to update the Contact List sheet.
Find answers to the frequently asked questions below based on your partner type:
Q: How do I get started?
A: The first step is to sign up as a partner by filling out the Partners form at VeryVeggieMovement.org/partners.
Once we have reviewed your submission, our team will begin creating your Very Veggie Movement promotional materials.
You may also take the Very Veggie Movement pledge and invite staff, customers, friends, and family to join in by pledging as well at VeryVeggieMovement.org.
After pledging, you’ll gain access to discounts from our participating partners, which you may utilize to support the movement.
You may also help raise awareness by letting other restaurants know about the Very Veggie Movement so they can join in, too, and get involved by participating in Very Veggie Movement events or activities of your choosing:
Q: Are there conditions for offering discounts?
A: The amount discounted and type of discount are entirely up to the participating venue. For example, you may offer a percentage off on select dishes, or set aside “Happy Hours” wherein discounts are offered during low-traffic hours.
Q: Do all venues receive the same benefits?
A: Yes. The key is for restaurants to expand awareness of the Very Veggie Movement. At its core, the Very Veggie Movement aims to unite people around the causes of environmental protection, animal rights, and mindful, shared lifestyle changes.
Q: Can our discount be used multiple times?
A: You may offer a one-time discount coupon, or encourage multiple uses of the discount offer if a system can be implemented to keep track of discount usage.
Q: How do I promote my discount(s)?
A: You may promote the Very Veggie Movement and your discount offer through your promotional channel(s), such as company website, social media platforms, and newsletters announcing the partnership and encouraging individuals to pledge. These discounts will also be shared on our social channels.
You may also have on-site displays of provided promotional materials, distribute printed coupons, and share the discount with friends, family, and other coworkers.
Q: How do people receive coupons?
A: When restaurants, plant-based food producers, and other venues partner with the Very Veggie Movement, they can opt to offer discounts on their vegetarian food items as a way of participating in the movement.
Upon pledging online to take part in the Very Veggie Movement, individuals gain access to these discount coupons via a ‘thank you’ message.
You may also promote the Very Veggie Movement and your discount offer through your promotional channel(s), such as company website, social media platforms, and newsletters announcing the partnership and encouraging individuals to pledge. Discounts will also be shared on our social channels.
You may additionally provide printed coupons on-site, and share the discount with friends, family, and other coworkers.
Q: How can I keep track of the effectiveness of the Very Veggie Movement campaign at my venue, company, or establishment?
A: To keep track of the effectiveness of the Very Veggie Movement at your venue, company, or establishment, the number of coupon codes redeemed, and the number of times a coupon code is redeemed if you opt to allow multiple usages of the code, should be carefully recorded.
The Very Veggie Movement, an initiative of Tzu Chi USA, upholds the teachings of our founder, the venerable Dharma Master Cheng Yen, who guides us to live in harmony with the Earth. One way we do so is through the adoption of a mindful, vegetarian diet, thus, showing sincere love and reverence for not only Mother Earth, but all who share this magnificent planet with us.
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