Plant Based Foods News

Plant Based Foods Association is hiring!

Program Coordinator

Do you have a passion for healthy and sustainable eating? Love working for a start-up organization? The Plant Based Foods Association needs your talent to help us grow our young trade group. Launched in March 2016 (covered by The New York Times), we already have 65 company members including many of the nation’s leading brands. Our mission is to ensure a fair and competitive marketplace for businesses selling plant-based foods intended to replace animal products. (Check out our website.)

We are seeking a talented self-starter who can build on our early momentum and support our growing community of passionate business leaders. You can help us by:

  • Supporting our important programs in retailer outreach and policy change
  • Maintaining our database of members, donors, and other supporters (experience with the software MemberClicks a huge plus)
  • Researching and contacting reporters, bloggers and other influencers to spread our message (experience with Meltwater also a plus)
  • Assisting with donor development and other fundraising tasks
  • Posting to our social media to support our members and share our successes
  • Assisting our Executive Director Michele Simon with fun and creative tasks

Position is half-time employee to start. Must reside in San Francisco Bay Area and be able to work remotely. Starting salary: $22,000 for 20 hours per week. Women and applicants from underrepresented populations strongly encouraged to apply.

Ready to help us @GrowPlantBased? To apply, please send resume and brief cover letter to Noelle Callahan at Noelle@plantbasedfoods.org. Open until filled.

We have a matching challenge for our year-end campaign!

fundraiser

Are you ready for some exciting news? PBFA has been offered a generous matching challenge grant of $25,000. So, we have until December 31 to raise $25,000, which will turn into $50,000 for our groundbreaking work. Since launching in March, PBFA has already accomplished so much:

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Success for the Plant Based Foods Association at Expo East and on Capitol Hill

Over the past week, PBFA rocked the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore, and then met with members of Congress to educate policymakers about our growing industry.

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The Plant Based Foods Industry Contribution to the U.S. Economy

 

Read our press release below and at PR Web.

Plant Based Foods Industry Contributes $13.7 Billion Annually to U.S. Economy

New analysis from the Plant Based Foods Association shows plant-based food sector added 60,000+ jobs that pay $13,000 higher annual salaries than average U.S. income. The growing industry also pays $1.1 billion in federal and state taxes each year.

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Investing in Policy Change to Fix Food

While food startups make headlines, our democracy also needs significant venture capital funding.

Read the latest op-ed by Michele Simon and Elizabeth Kucinich at New Hope.