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About Brenda Sanders

Who is
Brenda Sanders?

Brenda Sanders is a food justice activist who works to bring healthy, affordable and sustainable food choices to low-income communities in Baltimore City.


Brenda's Projects

Afro-Vegan Society

Brenda is the founder and president of Afro-Vegan Society, a non-profit organization that works  to make the vegan lifestyle accessible, affordable, and approachable in predominately black areas and neighborhoods. Afro-Vegan Society empowers the black community by using veganism as a tool to overcome systemic race-based oppression shared among those who have a common African ancestry. 


Vegan SoulFest

Sanders also co-created and co-coordinates Vegan SoulFest, an annual festival that celebrates culture and the vegan lifestyle by making lectures, cooking demos, musical performances, delicious food and other products and services available to help expose people to the many benefits of the vegan lifestyle.



Brenda is the CEO of PlantBliss Foods, a vegan good company that crafts plant-based products with superior flavor profiles designed to enhance every food experience. PlantBliss' mayos, spreads and cheeses are made from climate-friendly, all natural ingredients and can be used as drop-in replacements for animal products, making them perfect for food service institutions looking to transition to plant-based recipes.   



Brenda is chief strategist for FlipIt, which seeks to normalize plant-based diets in communities, businesses, institutions, and public policies. FlipIt centers the stories of people who are using plant-centered diets to uplift their communities and achieve social justice, and flips the stereotypes of who is truly driving this transformation of food culture.

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