In France, a country known for gourmet food, the Vegetarian Association of France (AVF) is making history by transforming a Parisian neighborhood into a lively vegan community, called "Veggietown," with vegan eateries, boutiques and other services. The team has a greater noble vision of compassionately restructuring the food industry of France into an Earth-friendly and healthy plant-based system. Working side by side with schools, politicians, lawmakers, enterprises and organizations, they strive to realize this dream. Envisioning the smooth transition of France and Europe towards a fully vegan society, the Vegetarian Association of France also provides assistance to other pro-vegan organizations and campaigns. Supreme Master Ching Hai "joyfully present the Vegetarian Association of France the Shining World Vegan Incentive Award plus US$10,000 with love to humbly support the "team work." May God grant you all peace, love, happiness and long life."