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Raw Food Organizations

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There are some organizations dedicated to the promotion of the vegan (or vegetarian) and raw food way of life. Please contact them to get more information. If you know about an organization that should be added to this listing, please let us know through our feedback page.

Ann Wigmore Institute

Tel. (787) 868-6307
or 868-0591
E-mail: E-mail:
A center in Puerto Rico promoting the Living Foods Lifestyle, created by Dr. Ann Wigmore.

Via Leonardo da Vinci 26
I-20060 Vignate (Milan) - Italy
Tel/Fax: (0039) 02 95 36 06 28
This organization is dedicated to the complete abolition of vivisection (animal experimentation). Founded by Hans Ruesh. Civis publishes a highly recommended eye-opening newsletter.

Earthsave International

Telephone: 206-524-9903 or 800-362-3648
Fax: 206-524-9866
EarthSave promotes food choices that are healthy for people and for the planet. They educate, inspire and empower people to shift toward a vegan (total vegetarian) diet and to take compassionate action for all life on Earth.

Earthsave Canada

#G106—2480 Spruce St.
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 731-5885
Fax: (604) 731-5805
Office Manager: Sally Errey

Essene Church Of Christ
P.O. Box 1113
Creswell, OR 97426
Contact: Abba Nazariah
One of the most ancient and yet progressive churches on the planet. The Essenes advocate a raw-food vegetarian diet and lifestyle. Each summer they hold a nationwide celebration/conference in Oregon. The church is currently headed by Abba Nazariah who has been a raw-foodist for 23+ years. Please write or call for more details.

European Vegetarian Union
Bluetschwitzerweg 5
Widnau, Switzerland
Tel/Fax +41 71 7226 445
E-mail: or
Contact: Sigrid De Leo
EVU is a pan-European organization dedicated to promoting vegetarian, vegan, and raw-food lifestyles. Each year EVU hosts an international vegetarian congress. EVU also releases an excellent publication 4 times a year entitled: EVU - News which is distributed all over the world. Please contact Sigrid for subscription information.

Excellence, Inc.
514 East 5th Street #10
New York, NY 10009
Contacts: Annie & Dr. David Jubb
Excellence, Inc. has their emphasis on LifeFood Nutrition, languaging, and Whole Brain Functioning. Excellence, Inc. conducts events throughout the United States. Please write or call for information pertaining to retreats, trainings, and seminars.

Farm Sanctuary
PO Box 1065
Orland, CA 95963
530-865-4617, Fax: 530-865-4622
Farm Sanctuary is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and protecting farm animals. Farm Sanctuary helps prosecute farm animal abusers, helps pass landmark laws to outlaw animal cruelty, exposes the animal food industries, and operates coast-to-coast animal shelters.

The FRESH Network
P.O Box 71
Ely CB7 4GU
Director: Karen Knowler
Tel + 44 (0) 870 800 7070
FRESH is a Fruitarian & Raw-Food Diet support organization and network throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

Gentle World
Two locations:
P.O. Box 44397
Kamuela, HI 96743
Victoria Valley, RD 1
Kaitaia, New Zealand (09) 408-2188
Contacts: Golden
Gentle World is a vegan community of mostly sunfoodists. They publish books and host seminars on the vegan diet and lifestyle.

The Hygeia Center
18 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Contact: Narda
This is a health-empowerment educational community center offering classes on raw-foods and environmentally safe lifestyles.

The Institute For Vibrant Living
Contact: Larry Levine, Dan Ladermann
Every fall the Institute hosts the annual Raw-Living Foods Health Expo. The Institute is dedicated to developing raw-food support communities throughout the world. The Institute also plans to bring into being a string of raw-food juice bars and restaurants throughout North America.

Last Chance For Animals
8033 Sunset Blvd., suite 35
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Tel: 888-882-6462, Fax: 310-271-1890
Contact: Chris DeRose
This is an animal rights organization founded by former Hollywood star Chris DeRose.

Living Community Center
330 East Seventh Street
Tucson, Arizona
Contacts: Alan, Jason, Janice, & Wes
The Living Community Center currently offers 2 incredible studios with sprung-wood floors, and an enclosed garden patio for communing while enjoying the Arizona sun. On any given day there may be a raw foods potluck, yoga, martial arts, international folk dance, or intensive weekend workshops and seminars given by internationally recognized speakers, artists, and spiritual teachers. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Center opens the main studio for a smoke and alcohol free environment in which musicians and other artists have the opportunity of performing in a clean setting to be enjoyed by people of all ages. This group is highly recommended.

Living Light Culinary Arts Institute
800-484-6933, ext. 6256
Contact: Cherie Soria
This institute offers certification courses in raw-live food cuisine.
Instruction is hands-on for individuals, chefs, and teachers.

Living Light House
1457 12th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Fax 310-394-2858
Contacts: Landon, Don Kidson
The Living Light House hosts Tuesday and Thursday night gourmet raw-food meals. Landon and Don invite ecological lecturers and activists to present at the house.

Nature’s First Law Inc.
P.O. Box 900202
San Diego, CA 92190
888-729-3663 - orders
Contacts: David Wolfe & Stephen Arlin
A resource for Raw-Food Diet Books, Juicers, Bulk Organic Foods, Raw Lifestyle Videos & Audio Tapes. Nature’s First Law conducts raw-food seminars and retreats worldwide.

Nature of Wellness
PO Box 10400
Glendale, CA 91209-3400
Contact: Javier Bourgos
High-integrity, no-compromise anti-vivisection (animal experimentation) activism and information. Write or call for free information. They produced the Lethal Medicine video.

People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA)
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Contact: Bruce Friedrich
With over 600,000 members worldwide, PETA is the world’s largest animal rights group. Write or call for free information.

Planet Health
319 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10003
Contacts: Ed Lieb
Planet Health promotes The Raw-Food Diet and Natural Hygiene in New York City. Planet Health distributes books, informational products, and rebounders. Ed Lieb produces a television program entitled: Accent On Wellness which is aired on Manhattan Cable (Channel 16) on Saturdays at 7:30 am and on Brooklyn Cable (Channel 56) on Saturdays at 9:30 pm.

Ground Floor
33 Wilbury Avenue
Hove, East Sussex
Telephone: 00 44 (0)1273 734454
Contact: Jonathon Cole
RAW offers support and information for people transitioning to the raw-food diet on whatever level is appropriate for them.

Raw For Life
PO Box 51083
Phoenix AZ 85076
Contacts: Charlie Mort,

Raw For Life offers raw potlucks (2nd Saturday), raw support group (2nd Wednesday) and Raw Salons (varies), a combination of raw food preparation instruction and/or speaker with sit-down vegan, raw gourmet dinners. Raw
meals are served Monday evenings at Gentle Strength Cooperative in Tempe. Workshops, private instruction, consultations, information, tools, books, etc. are also available.

Raw-Foods Foundation
HC 77, Box 41
Annapolis, MO 63620
Contacts: Chris & Steve
This foundation is a raw-food educational organization providing services for the Midwest United States. The directors, Chris and Steve, provide potlucks, uncooking classes, retreats, and other fun adventures for raw-food enthusiasts.

Sacramento Living Food Community

Contact: Ruby-Marie Palmer
Phone: 916-536-1406
Mailing Address: 6130-A Madison Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608
Potluck & Lecture on second Sunday of every month. Living Food Prep classes. Other events.

San Diego County Living Foods:
A Vegetarian Raw Foods Support Group
P.O. Box 3397
Vista, CA 92085-3397
Contacs: Safari Cass, Helene Idels
This support group meets at least once monthly for a raw-food potluck. Each month the group participates and hosts numerous ecological and self-empowering events. The group’s founder, Helene Idels, is extremely well-connected in the raw-food, vegan, and vegetarian movements.

Santa Cruz County Raw Foodists

Address: PO Box 307; Mount Hermon, CA 95041-0307
Phone: (831) 335-4439
The Santa Cruz County RawFoodists, in addition to, exists as a resource to help connect rawfoodists, or those interested, with each other. Our focus is both local and global in raising people's awareness of the incredible benefits of Raw and Living Foods.

The Temple of Health and Beauty
1530 Dekalb Ave., NE, Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30307
Contact: Richard Byrd
The Temple is a living-foods center that offers a wide range of services to visitors. The Temple is a first-class operation.

True Health Healing Retreat
22 Webber Close, Ogwell
01626 352765
Raw food and fasting retreat in the Devon countryside, England. Relax, detoxify, learn about our innate healing ability, overcome addictions, lose weight, heal yourself emotionally through emotional healing sessions, irdiology, health and nutrition consultations, raw food preparation classes, stress management consultations, health courses, etc.

Vitalities Incorporated
Kauai, Hawaii
Contact: Csilla Jacobson
This company offers culinary showcases, a yearly calendar, a twice a year
glossy magazine, and other services.

Wild Food Adventures
5036 SE Mitchell St.
Portland, OR 97206-4814
Contact: John Kallas
This organization educates, informs, and serves as a forum for wild-food enthusiasts. Plants and events of interest are covered from anywhere in North America.

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