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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

March 15, 2016

  1. Watch This Powerful Video about Our School Supply Drive
  2. Get Tickets for Food Empowerment Project’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
  3. A New Wave of Vegans and Veganism
  4. Informed Activism and Healthy Food as a Right
  5. Speak Out for the Chickens
  6. Update: The Great Seattle Chocolate Meltdown

1. Watch This Powerful Video about Our School Supply Drive

We’re so proud of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.)’s school supply drive for the children of farm workers, and we’re delighted to be able to share this powerful and moving video with you. You’ll see how much work goes into making the drive a success and the long line of children waiting to get a backpack of their very own!

Watch the video and get inspired for our 2017 school supply drive!

A huge thanks goes out to Debbie Svoboda, who donated her time and talents to create the video for us, and to everyone who helps to make our drives so successful.

2. Get Tickets for Food Empowerment Project’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Ten years of F.E.P.!

Join us for an evening of celebration with delicious vegan food and drinks, beautiful music, inspirational speakers, silent auction, and special gift bags for the first 100 attendees.

An Evening Celebrating Food Empowerment Project

When: Saturday, April 29th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

2868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA


Get your early bird tickets now for just $25!
Prices go up to $45 on March 21st.

Kids attend for free!

We would love to see you there, but if you can’t attend and still want to support the event, you can! 
Celebrate F.E.P.’s big 10 by donating “10” back
($10 | $100 | $1,000 | or $10,000).

Donate Now

3. A New Wave of Vegans and Veganism

In this exciting new interview, lauren discusses a new wave of vegans coming into the movement. These people love the work of Food Empowerment Project and approach veganism from a holistic point of view, she says. “They basically look at the food system and say, ‘This isn’t just.’ And they don’t make this hierarchy of suffering. They recognize that the way that the system is right now is corrupt. And so they look at what’s happening to farm workers, they look at what’s happening to non-human animals, and they want to be a part of the solution.” 

Listen to the entire thought-provoking interview.

4. Informed Activism and Healthy Food as a Right

Good intentions aren’t good enough. Learn why in lauren’s latest Appetite for Justice blog taking a critical look at aid work, including the response to the earthquake in Haiti. 

In her guest blog at Sanctuary Bistro, lauren argues that access to healthy food should be a right, not a privilege.

“We can help do our part by supporting living wage efforts, and for those whose compassion is what guided them to veganism, please remember that not everyone has the privileges that you may have had. Remember that simply finding a fresh tomato is not always easy.”

Read the whole post here.

5. Speak Out for the Chickens

Join us for our monthly peaceful protest reminding people that chickens are slaughtered inside the walls they are passing by. We also provide whistleblower cards to distribute to workers.

Speak Out for the Chickens!

When: Saturday, March 25th,11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Petaluma Poultry Processors

6. Update: The Great Seattle Chocolate Meltdown

On February 18, 2017, Food Empowerment Project’s Washington Chapter of Food Empowerment Project held the first Great Seattle Vegan Chocolate Meltdown to provide education about the worst forms of child labor in the chocolate industry, highlight the amazing vegan and ethical chocolate available, and build community. More than 130 people came out to savor all-you-can-drink hot cocoa, sample new chocolate treats from local companies, and enjoy a Vegetables Molé cooking demo from local vegan Chef Ariella. Keith Tucker of Hip Hop Is Green, Lillian Hill of Brown Sugar Baking, and Maria French from the WA Chapter all spoke on why F.E.P. and choosing chocolate recommended by F.E.P. are important to them. More than a dozen companies, authors, and other companies donated or provided samples to make the event a huge success! Check out a few of the photos here on Facebook.

Thank you to everyone who came and made the day so incredibly rewarding and to everyone who helped us raise more than $1,500 to fund Food Empowerment Project programs!

And, finally, a huge THANK YOU to our Washington Chapter co-coordinators for all your work and passion to put on this family friendly and delicious event!

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