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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

March 22nd, 2016

1. Celebrate with Food Empowerment Project!
2. Amazing $50K Matching Donation!
3. Upcoming Talk - March 31st in Los Angeles
4. Announcements - Veggie Fest, Chocolate List, and More

1. Celebrate with Food Empowerment Project!

It's party time! Please join Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) for an afternoon celebration at our 9th-anniversary benefit. 

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2 pm - 5 pm
Where: VegNews headquarters (3505 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110)

The gathering will be fun, casual, and kid-friendly, featuring a silent auction, live music by Azuah, and delicious vegan food and drink. F.E.P. founder and Executive Director lauren Ornelas and other F.E.P. board members will be on hand to chat with you.

Tickets are only $25 (kids up to 18 years old get in free!). Get more information and look at pictures from last year's celebration here

You won't want to miss this great party supporting Food Empowerment Project!
 

Get your tickets now!

2. Amazing $50K Matching Donation!

We are thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor has pledged to match up to $50,000 in donations! We are so grateful and proud that they believe in our work and want to help us grow.

This means now is the perfect time to donate to F.E.P. because your donation will be doubled! Help us make the most of this generous vote of confidence in our work!

Donate Now!

3. Upcoming Talk - March 31st in Los Angeles

F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas will be participating in a panel discussion at the Compassionate Connections event at UCLA. The panel includes Aph Ko (Aphro-ism, Black Vegans Rock) and Jacqueline Adamescu (Project Intersect).  

The event is free and open to the public. Join us for what promises to be an inspiring conversation!

4. Announcements - Veggie Fest, Chocolate List, and More

  • EVEN Interview with lauren
    The Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN) recently interviewed lauren about her views on veganism. Read the full interview here.
 
  • Get Our Latest Chocolate List Updates
    "In June, the authorities announced that they had liberated at least 48 children, ages 6 to 16, in raids near San-Pédro, a major cocoa region in the western part of Ivory Coast."

    This quote comes from a recently released Fortune magazine article detailing the persistent use of child labor in the chocolate industry in West Africa. Read about this important issue and visit our chocolate page for more information.

    We update our chocolate list every month both online and in the app to make it easy for you to shop responsibly. Whenever you see this image on social media you'll know we've updated our list!
 
  • First-ever San José Veggie Fest - 4/9
    F.E.P. is excited to be a sponsor of and to table at the first-ever Veggie Fest in San José taking place April 9th and organized by a local City Council member!
 
  • craigslist Charitable Fund Donation
    We are very grateful to the craigslist Charitable Fund for their generous donation to F.E.P.! Thank you for believing in our work!
 
  • Goodbye to Our Office Assistant
    With much sadness we say farewell to our wonderful office assistant, Sarah Rice. We are thankful we will still see her and her family around the office and at events.

    Thank you, Sarah, for all you've done (and continue to do) to help F.E.P. succeed!
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