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.
Summer is coming, which means it is time to get ready for our annual school supply drive for the children of farm workers!
We’ll collect supplies from July 16th–July 27th. That gives us 12 days to collect all the backpacks, notebooks, etc., that we can. This year, you can even send supplies directly to our office!
If you live in the Bay Area and want to volunteer to help us pack the backpacks, please contact us!
In honor of Dr. Sylvia Earle, F.E.P. declares August 30th as Fight for the Oceans Day! We’re asking people to take action by organizing a clean-up at a local beach, river, or lake, and to stop eating marine creatures! If you can’t do it on the 30th, the weekend would work great too — see below for a list of planned clean-up events! Go here for more information and events. You can also find out more about the issues facing the ocean by using the menu Know The Issues and then Animals in the Sea. You can also read lauren’s blog post about this important event.
Food Empowerment Project’s (F.E.P.) launched phase one of our latest effort to raise awareness about how animals are raised and killed for food: Help End Animal Cruelty One Glass at a Time.
Every month, we will stand beside the cows and hand out leaflets to commuters. We will help them understand the cruelty of the dairy system, and we will be a regular presence to provide a counter to the strong pro-dairy presence in the area.
Demand that Safeway eliminate restrictive deeds preventing new grocery stores from replacing them on their former properties.
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.
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!
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.