Vegetarian Club of Canton • Canton Ohio USA

The Vegetarian Club of Canton is an Ohio non-profit corporation. We are approved by the IRS as a tax exempt organization under IRS Code 501(c)3.
History of Vegetarian Club of Canton

VCC was organized in September 1986 by local vegetarian David Kidd.  It has grown to receive national recognition for its outreach and practical activism.

​​In the last 28 years, the club has had a significant impact on individuals and restaurants in Stark County, Ohio due to the work of scores of volunteers. One uniqueness of VCC is that its goal from the beginning was to meet at a different restaurant each month for a vegan (non-dairy vegetarian) meal in a banquet setting.

​​By demonstrating examples of healthy vegetarian meals to its members each month, VCC has also educated restaurant owners, food-service managers, chefs, and wait-staff on how to prepare and serve quality vegan meals.

​While the restaurant learning curve is slow, in its first 28 years VCC has served over 14,000 vegan meals and has caused lacto-ovo vegetarian and vegan meals to be placed on local restaurant menus. In addition, during these years VCC has sponsored over 280 local, regional, and national speakers to come to Canton to teach the principles of healthy vegetarian eating.

In 2015 VCC has caused​​ two new sub-groups to form:
1. ​Vegan Meet-up Group co-ordinated by Bill Tuttle. Contact him at btuttle5765@att.net ​to join this group. 
​2. Raw Food Meet up Group, coordinated by Hagar Moor. Contact her at  hagar_moor@yahoo.com. to join.
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For many years, VCC has presented a beautiful Golden Carrot Award plaque to area restaurants which have ​supported vegan and vegetarian efforts by adding a special section on their menu or creating a second menu just for vegetarians.
About  VCC
Vegetarian Club of Canton P.O.Box 2994 North Canton, OH 44720-0994
For more info contact David Kidd • Email Cell: 330-417-3888 ​