Improve Gluten Free Options At SUNY New Paltz

Improve Gluten Free Options At SUNY New Paltz

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Petition to
SUNY New Paltz

Why this petition matters

Started by Kaci Ashline

So I’m stealing the words of Nikki Ross because her petition summed it up perfectly.

Need More Vegan Food!

“I am beyond angry at the fact that I have to even make this petition. When I first toured SUNY New Paltz in 2019, I was told that there would be lots of vegan options around campus. When I  began attending this college, I quickly realized the options were not up to par. 

This University REQUIRES a mandatory $2,000 meal plan for anyone who lives on campus. A meal plan that does not have any plant based protein options. 

Our campus has 2 different meal options, the dinning hall and a retail menu. At the dinning hall it is rare for there to be a vegan protein option, I only see carbohydrates. Same with the options at the atrium. Sometimes I am even unsure if my food is actually vegan. ***

I have contacted New Paltz twice about this, and I get minimal answers and NO CHANGE. 

Recently, New Paltz added one vegan option, Beyond Meat Chicken Tenders. They then announced that this option would only be temporary? 

I am at the point where I have to buy food off campus, and eat out often to SURVIVE. This is totally unethical, considering I am not the only vegan, or vegetarian at this University.”
In fact, there are many. 

All of that relates to the Gluten Free options at the school. People who have celiac disease are getting sick every day because they’re being told stuff is gluten free, when IT ISN’T. This can lead to detrimental health problems like leukemia.  

The fridge in the picture is our gluten and allergy free fridge…

This needs to be solved. 

59 have signed. Let’s get to 100!