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.
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 the Shame on Safeway campaign in Food Empowerment Project founder and Executive Director lauren Ornelas’ latest blog.
F.E.P. fully supports their efforts and will run a vegan food drive November 1–15 to help them get started.
Drop off donations at: 1300 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA
California regulations require farm workers and their families to move at least 50 miles away from the migrant camps at the end of the growing season. This rule disrupts farm workers’ families and their children’s education.
Stand with us as we support farm workers’ children in demanding their right to a stable education.
Friday, December 9th
Noon – 2:00pm
Housing and Community Development
2020 W. El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA
More details to come.
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 in June 2016 released the findings in their report 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: