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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

August 21, 2018

  1. Fight for the Ocean Day – August 30th
  2. California State Employees Can Donate Through Our Promise
  3. San José Declares July 2018 “Promote F.E.P.” Month!
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Food Chain Newsletter Update

1. Fight for the Ocean Day – August 30th

Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is so excited that our Fight for the Ocean Day is coming up on August 30th! Even just an hour of cleanup at a local waterway will make a huge difference and help people see the connections between veganism and conservation.

Join one of our organized cleanups or plan one yourself (send us an email to learn how to get started)! You can also plan your cleanup for the weekend if that’s better for your schedule!

Watch this short video to learn more.
Big smiles at our school supply drive distribution day!
We’ll give you all the details in our September newsletter.

2. California State Employees Can Donate Through Our Promise

We’re delighted to be listed as a 2018 Our Promise giving campaign certified nonprofit. California state employees can donate to F.E.P. directly through Our Promise!

Come see us at the Our Promise kick-off event at the State Capitol. Wednesday, August 29th north steps of the California State Capitol, Sacramento 11am–1pm

Not a California state employee? That’s okay! You can donate to us directly here.

Donate Now!

3. San José Declares July 2018 “Promote F.E.P.” Month

We are proud and grateful to receive recognition from the City of San José for our annual School Supply Drive for the children of farm workers.

Check out the photo below where F.E.P. founder and executive director, lauren Ornelas, received the proclamation from San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and City Manager David Sykes.

It is a wonderful testament to have our social justice outreach recognized by the City of San José!

4. Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 26th, Petaluma, CA
Petaluma Progressive Festival 
Visit us at our table!
Saturday, September 8th
Salt Lake City VegFest 
F.E.P.’s founder and executive director, lauren Ornelas, will be speaking and we’ll have a table.
Saturday, September 9th, San Francisco, CA
Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice March California 
Begins 10am at Embarcadero Plaza
Come march with us!

5. Food Chain Newsletter Update

Longtime F.E.P. supporters will remember that our Food Chain newsletter was one of our first endeavors back when we were an all-volunteer organization. Food Chain was part of our effort to help people go and stay vegan while using methods we could later verify were successful. Recipients received the newsletter every month for 12 months and were asked to complete a survey at both the beginning and the end of their Food Chain subscription.

Here is a short video (1½ minutes) to update you on our findings.

Though Food Chain was deemed successful in helping new and aspiring vegans meet their vegan food justice goals, the work involved in putting it together requires far more resources than we currently have available. We hope to pick it up again at some point and use what we learned from the surveys to make it an even better resource!
Here are the results from our Thunderclap campaign! Thanks to everyone who helped spread this important message. 
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