Food Empowerment Project’s (F.E.P.) goal is to raise awareness about how our food choices can change the world. By making ethical food choices, we can make a difference and take a stand against abuses. F.E.P. encourages people to use their individual choices to eat with their ethics and use their collective voices to help bring about positive change. We strive to do this in our outreach as well as on our website.
The main focus of our work and campaigns can be broken down into these areas:
Access to Healthy Food
F.E.P. works with community members to survey access to healthy foods and also conducts focus groups with local organizations in impacted areas. We also inform public officials of our findings and encourage policy changes.
F.E.P. is working to inform consumers around the globe about the worst forms of child labor, including slavery, that take place for chocolate. In addition to this, we have created a list of companies that make vegan chocolates that we do and do not recommend in English, Spanish, and German. We also have apps (Android & Apple) that people can download for free to help them with their purchases.
In addition, we are working to get corporations to be transparent about where they source their cacao.
Farm Worker Rights
F.E.P. works to advance the rights of farm workers by supporting corporate, legislative, and regulatory changes. We have also organized school supply drives for the children of farm workers, as well as food drives.
F.E.P. works to promote ethical veganism through education, outreach, and by providing tools.
Food Chain is our free vegan retention newsletter to help people go and stay vegan. We provide 12 monthly issues, and through our before-and-after survey, we aim to determine Food Chain’s effectiveness.
F.E.P. coordinates monthly vigils at a local chicken slaughterhouse to bear witness and to make sure those who drive by cannot ignore who is being killed inside.
Veganmexicanfood.com provides delicious recipes for vegans who are Mexican or for anyone who enjoys Mexican food.
Our website is available in Spanish as well.