Copy
Si usted necesita recibir este boletín de noticias en español, favor de enviar un email a info@foodispower.org
View this email in your browser

Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

January 29, 2019

  1. Resolving to Go Vegan in the New Year? We Can Help!
  2. Always Moving the Bar on Animals
  3. Take Action: Shame on Safeway Campaign
  4. Attention, Filipinx Homecooks: Call for Recipes!
  5. Show Some Love to Cows and Calves
  6. Join Our Team!
  7. We Met Our Match!

1. Resolving to Go Vegan in the New Year? We Can Help!

Happy New Year to you and yours! At Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), we are excited and energized as we turn to our 2019 goals for inclusive vegan food justice. Is your goal to transition to veganism this year? We can help with that!

Learn more about veganism, vegan foods, recipes and meal ideas, and how to eat vegan on a budget.

And don’t forget to check out our site, Vegan Mexican Food, for delicious recipes!

2. Always Moving the Bar on Animals
 

“Imagine taking a test and every time you pass,
they change the rules to ensure you fail.” – lauren Ornelas


“What a Difference a Fish Makes,” lauren’s latest Appetite For Justice blog, highlights recent research showing that a fish passed the mirror test (a common test for assessing self-awareness in animals). Of course, as is always the case when an animal unexpectedly passes such a test, researchers began to wonder if the test itself is flawed, thus moving the bar once again on the animals.
What if, just for once, we accepted that animals are aware of themselves and their surroundings? What a difference that could make for the sea creatures who are suffering so acutely as we kill these animals and pollute the ocean.

3. Take Action: Shame on Safeway Campaign

Do you shop at Safeway or any of their sister stores (Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Carrs)? As a consumer, you can use your power to persuade Safeway to stop harming communities by ending their use of restrictive deeds. These deeds block other grocery stores from moving in when Safeway moves out, leaving communities without access to a place to shop for healthy foods.

Take Action: 

  1. Sign and share our petition.
  2. Start saving your receipts and stay tuned for more details about how your consumer power can make a difference!

4. Attention, Filipinx Homecooks: Call for Recipes!

Now that Vegan Mexican Food is totally revamped, we are turning our attention to our newest project: Vegan Filipinx Food!

If you’re a Filipinx homecook with authentic recipes and images to share, email us! Please spread the word to your Filipinx barkada and pamilya!

5. Show Some Love to Cows and Calves

Join us at our monthly anti-dairy demonstration on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) to show some love for mamas and babies cruelly separated by the dairy industry.

Email us for details so you know when and where to meet, and check out our Facebook event page for more information.

6. Join Our Team!

Thanks to your ongoing support, we are delighted to say that we are continuing to grow! We’re currently looking to hire an Outreach and Campaigns Coordinator.

Are you passionate about vegan food justice? Apply now! Know someone who is? Share the job description!

7. We Met Our Match!

We are so grateful to our anonymous donor for believing in us enough to set up a $50K matching donation, and we’re so thankful to you, our supporters, for meeting that match!

To help F.E.P. keep growing, you can show your support by donating today!

Donate to F.E.P.
Are you already supporting F.E.P., but want to do more?

This year, you can tell your friends and family that instead of gifts for your special occasion you would like them to make a donation to your own online fundraising site for F.E.P. Your special day can do some serious good in the world, and we’ve made it super easy for you to get started!
Copyright © 2019 Food Empowerment Project. All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list