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Vegetarians In Motion

Rockford, Illinois


Vegetarians in Motion meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month from September through June. 

Please bring a vegetarian dish to pass (no meat, poultry, fish, meat broth or gelatin) that will serve 8-10 people, plus your own plate, silverware and cup.

To be considerate of vegans and people with food allergies, please label dishes if they contain eggs and/or dairy products. Recipes are appreciated.

Admission: $3 for members, $5 for non-members, no charge for children

Meetings are held in the Social Hall of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural Street, Rockford.
Use the main entrance on Corbridge Lane just across the street from the Church's large parking lot. 

Non-vegetarians are always welcome!



Upcoming Events

6:30pm - Potluck

7:30pm - Program

Tuesday, January 9: Vegan baking demonstration and samples by Polly Matranga-Happach and Lorie Parker-Weinrich, owners of Bella Luna Bakery. They incorporate their Scandinavian and Italian cultures into the offerings which along with their historical location reflect the city’s own early influences and local pride. Patrons may order homemade cannoli, Italian chocolates, biscotti, and cassata cake; or almond tarts, Limpa bread, and Lorie’s Norwegian sugar cookies to have with their morning coffee. Bella Luna Bakery in Rockford, IL aims to provide customers with a traditional bakery and cafe where family and community is embraced. Read more at: http://bellalunabakeryrockford.com/

Tuesday, February 13: Brenda Richter, "Raw Foods for Optimum Nutrition"

Tuesday, March 13: Kari Wheaton, "Plant Based Cheese: Better for You and the Environment".

Tuesday, April 10: Stanley Campbell will talk about his trip to Cuba and eating a plant-based diet there.

Tuesday, May 8: Potluck & program with William Deuerling on the environmental impact of factory farming

Tuesday, June 12: Potluck (Possibly a picnic at a location to be announced)

Volunteers are always needed to help setup or cleanup... come early or stay late!!


Vegetarians In Motion

Rockford, Illinois