Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, the unavailability of healthy foods in communities of color and low-income areas, and the importance of not purchasing chocolate that comes from the worst forms of child labor.
School Supply Drive for the Children of Farm Workers
Our third-annual school-supply drive for the children of farm workers took place in July throughout the Bay Area. With the help of volunteers, we were able to pack up these school supplies and deliver more than 350 backpacks to the children of farm workers in early August to not only show our appreciation for the hard-working families who help to put food on our tables, but to also support the educational success of their children.
For more details, read our blog, which includes loads of thanks as well as links to some wonderful photos of our volunteers and recipients!
Lack of access to healthy foods in communities of color and low-income communities is a huge part of our work at F.E.P. On June 26th, we hosted a community event in Vallejo, CA, to coincide with the release of our report highlighting the injustice of food inequality in that community.
Food Empowerment Project was invited to Vallejo to take a critical look at access to healthy foods. F.E.P. gathered information over the past couple of years and is getting ready to release the findings in Vallejo: City of Opportunity Lacks Access to Healthy Food.
Food Empowerment Project’s Chocolate List is available as a free app for your smart phone (or see our chocolate list webpage). Take a moment to download the app: