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!