Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara join Billie Eilish to hand out plant-based burgers to homeless youth
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara join fellow vegan Billie Eilish to hand out plant-based burgers to homeless youth
They are celebrities known for their veganism.
And this week, Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Billie Eilish helped distribute plant-based burgers to homeless youth in Los Angeles.
The trio joined Billie’s mom Maggie Baird and dad Patrick O’Connell at My Friend’s Place in Hollywood to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Baird’s Support + Feed initiative.
Helping Hand: Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara joined Billie Eilish and her parents to hand out plant-based burgers to homeless youth at My Friend’s Place in Hollywood
In a statement to Variety, Mara and Phoenix explained their support for the nonprofit by saying, “ At a time when most people were concerned about their own health and safety, Maggie came up with and implemented a plan to provide nutritious food to people who that needed the most. ‘
Baird, 62, for her part, said, “It’s incredible to believe that what we started as a COVID crisis response to help people who experience food insecurity by purchasing meals from small plant-based restaurants has become a real movement.”
Making a difference: Billie’s mom Maggie Baird, pictured with husband Patrick O’Connell, Billie and son Finneas, started her Support + Feed initiative a year ago
Plant-Only Only: The multiple Grammy winner, pictured with her mother, grew up a vegetarian and in 2014 decided to take it a step further and become a vegan
Baird added, ‘What we imagined a few months of effort became a year of full-time volunteering for so many and now, as we’ve seen the impact that receiving this nutritious, delicious food has had on people and also Knowing that every plant-based meal we serve has a positive impact on climate change, we are more involved than ever. ‘
Billie grew up as a vegetarian and in 2014 the singer decided to take it a step further and become a vegan.
‘Getting vegan wasn’t that big of a deal for me, because meat was never a thing in my life. It wasn’t like I was missing meat – it wasn’t like I was missing anything, ‘said the Grammy winner.
Meanwhile, Phoenix, who shares a son River with Mara, has been a vegan since the age of three.
Last year at the Academy Awards, Phoenix, 46, used his Oscar win for Joker to deliver a lengthy pro animal rights speech denouncing the dairy industry.
Activist: Phoenix, who shares son River with Mara, has been vegan since the age of three and is an outspoken advocate for animal rights
Made headlines: Last year at the Academy Awards, Phoenix, 46, used his Oscar win for Joker to deliver a long and emotional speech denouncing the dairy industry