Cow’s milk is served at EVERY public school in the United States through the National School Lunch Program. Often, a carton of milk will be placed on a student’s tray even if they’ve refused it. Milk is an inherently harmful product for animals, human and non-human, and the environment. What you need to know:
– About 70% of the students who receive their lunch through the NSLP are people of color. These populations have higher rates of lactose intolerance (AKA being lactose-normal).
– Plant-based milk options are ONLY available if a student has a doctor’s note saying they are unable to consume dairy. This option is often inaccessible to marginalized students who need it.
– As much as 45 million gallons of cow’s milk were wasted in 2019 in US schools.
Join us in building a youth-led movement of young Vegan (AKA consistent anti-oppression) advocates. We’re creating an educational campaign and corresponding social media campaign on the horrors of dairy using an inclusive, comprehensive, multi-dimensional approach. This Operation will end in a culminating national action targeted at the USDA/dairy industry/National School Lunch Program.
STUDENTS: We need you. Get your peers involved and organize with us on the ground!
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Ravens in Action
Here’s a glimpse at some of our recent Operations, and a taste of what we’ve been up to at The Raven Corps.
What was your operation? Ravencorps Banff organized a coffee fundraiser to raise money for a…Read more >
Kids know so much more than I realized! I was very impressed with what they already knew…Read more >
QuaranTEEN: our online community
Launched in 2020 in response to the pandemic, QuaranTEEN is our online community and an essential part of The Raven Corps! It’s a super simple concept with a big impact. We use Discord to connect young activists from around the world, and Zoom to host all kinds of advocacy and community-building events. It’s a great place for change-makers to take their passion online, and to make new friends while they’re at it.