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.

10 Years in Review

Take a moment to watch a special message from our founder and executive director, lauren Ornelas, as she highlights some of the wonderful things F.E.P. has accomplished over the last decade.

Shame on Safeway

Shame on Safeway! Help bring Safeway’s disgrace to light!

Sign and share our petition

Demand that Safeway eliminate restrictive deeds preventing new grocery stores from replacing them on their former properties.

Learn more about other ways you can get active for the Shame on Safeway campaign here.

VeganMexicanFood.com – better than ever!

VeganMexicanFood.com was recently relaunched. The site contains mouthwatering photos of more than thirty 100% vegan Mexican food recipes. Besides being visually stunning, the site is also more user-friendly. True to our mission, VeganMexicanFood.com also includes information on ethical eating, and just like our main website, it is fully translated into Spanish. You can check it out here.

Update on the 2017 School Supply Drive for the Children of Farm Workers

Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies and/or their valuable time to make the fourth annual school supply drive a success! With your support, we collected 461 backpacks and thousands of school supplies for the many excited children of farm workers!

You can read more and check out the photos here.

Photo by In Her Image Photography

Vallejo Healthy Food Fest 2017

Over the past few years, Food Empowerment Project has been taking a critical look at access to healthy foods in the vibrant community of Vallejo, CA.

On Sunday, July 16, we hosted the second Vallejo Healthy Food Fest, where we served a 100% vegan meal to almost 400 people in attendance! In addition to the delicious food, there was a variety of speakers, art, music, and performances.

And, just like our first event in 2016, we continued to create enthusiasm and increase demand for change while sharing the message that healthy foods are not only delicious but should be accessible to everyone in Vallejo!

Check out photos of the event on our Facebook photo album.

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Take our chocolate list with you

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:

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