Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Inside Scoop: Kandice in California

Kandice has become such a valuable member of our Gentle Family! She has been helping in our office during the week for some time and recently has joined our barnyard crew where she fills in shifts where needs and spends time loving, caring for, and cleaning up after our animals. Kandice has also been an asset during events and booth opportunities! It's clear that she believes in our mission and can easily share that with people who are learning about what we do. We look forward to seeing Kandice every week and are so grateful to have her in our Gentle Family!

"From a very young age, I adored animals. They were my cherished friends and I experienced a quiet inner peace in their presence. As I grew older, I was deeply hurt to learn about the cruelties inflicted upon many animals. I first learned about The Gentle Barn from my mother, who invited me to make a visit with her. We went together one Sunday in 2015, and both of us fell in love with the animals, the kind people working there, and The Gentle Barn’s encouraging message of hope for the world to become a better place. Shortly thereafter, I started volunteering in the office during the week and I love it!

Volunteering at The Gentle Barn has allowed me to experience passion and fulfillment, knowing I am contributing to a cause that is important to me and to so many others. It has allowed me to connect with other like-minded people and to witness the beauty of all the precious souls living in the barnyard. The Gentle Barn isn’t just a sanctuary for animals, but has become a place of sanctuary to me and many others. It’s a place where I can go to experience hope, love, courage, and peace.”


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At Tomato Joe’s, we’ve had the privilege of seeing the bounty of Ellie and Jay’s important work blossom over the
years and we’re as excited as ever to watch their heart-warming story continue. We discovered The Gentle Barn
years ago when local food developer Angel McNall was working with our newly opened pizza shop developing her
amazing Vegan cheese that would ultimately become known to all as Follow Your Heart Mozzarella. After we
introduced the first Vegan pizza in SCV, we really had to fight hard to keep that dream going. It was the Gentle
Barn’s support and partnership that gave us the impetus to keep the dream alive in those challenging early days.
Ellie and Jay are such passionate and committed souls, and their mission is unequivocally improving our World,
one beautiful creature at a time! We are most proud sponsors and friends of The Gentle Barn.
“Tomato Joe” Brown,
Long Time SCV Peep & Founder
Tomato Joe’s Pizza & Taps Restaurant, Canyon Country

Tomato Joe’s offers a variety of delicious vegan options for pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers.