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Kevin Hart Awards $10K Grant to Plant-Based Black Leaf Vegan Restaurant in Indianapolis

Comedian Kevin Hart awards $10,000 to Black Leaf Vegan in support of healthy options and community building. Visit the family-owned cafe and food trucks in Indianapolis today!

Kevin Hart recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Indianapolis-based Black Leaf Vegan restaurant. The comedian, along with Gran Coramino Tequila and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, aimed to fund 50 small businesses led by Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, with Black Leaf Vegan being the only business in Indiana to be awarded.

Co-owner Derrick Slack expressed gratitude towards the grant, saying it makes them feel seen and like they're on the right track. Black Leaf Vegan has a history of prostate cancer in their family, which led them to take a hard look at their health and explore ways to change the DNA of their family. The family-owned cafe now offers several plant-based options, including burgers, sweet potato fries, mac and cheese, sweet treats, and smoothies.

Slack stated that the future of Black Leaf Vegan is multi-faceted, and they aim to build a legacy not just for their family but for the community as well. The grant will be spent on cafe equipment and as a cushion for payroll. Black Leaf Vegan also owns two food trucks and operates from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The restaurant is hoping that Kevin Hart will visit them and see the resources he has provided. So, if you're ever in Indianapolis, drop by the Black Leaf Vegan for some healthy and delicious plant-based food!



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