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Food Empowerment Project Newsletter

January 17, 2017

Happy New Year!

We know that many of us are apprehensive about what 2017 may bring, but please know that you are not alone. Our resolve to help create positive change for human and non-human animals is stronger than ever, and we will be by your side and fight for justice and will not be silenced.
 

  1. Food Empowerment Project’s Website Was Temporarily Shut Down
  2. If I Had Only Known…
  3. Tasty Ways to Support Our Work in the Bay Area and Seattle
  4. Education & Outreach 
  5. Taking It to the Streets

1. Food Empowerment Project’s Website Was Temporarily Shut Down


Food Empowerment Project’s website may have been attacked, causing it to go down on the biggest fundraising day of the year. We wanted to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Though signs indicate this was deliberate, we cannot currently prove that’s the case, so we are hesitant to say more at this time.

If you were unable to donate in December, we hope you will try again now!

And in case you missed it, take a moment to watch this special message from lauren Ornelas, F.E.P.’s founder, as she highlights some of our work from 2016.

And, as always, thank you so very much to all the generous donors who kicked in with year-end giving!  Food Empowerment Project can’t keep up the fight for food justice without your support!

DONATE NOW!

2. If I Had Only Known …

What if you could put a stop to animal suffering in an industry before it really takes off? This is the question lauren takes up in her latest blog, where she considers the current state of bunny “meat.” While animal agriculture seeks to make bunnies’ flesh the next popular food, we’re in a unique position to stop them in their tracks, before they can popularize bunnies for human consumption.

It’s an important reminder that there is room for all who suffer in our work toward a more just food system.
 

“We can do this. The power of the animal movement has always been you, individuals speaking up for justice and compassion.”

– lauren Ornelas
 

3. Tasty Ways to Support Our Work in the Bay Area and Seattle

Benefit Dinner
Sunday, January 29, 6:30pm
Sanctuary Bistro, Berkeley, CA

 

Reserve your spot today for a delicious 3-course dinner at Sanctuary Bistro and 30% of your purchase will be donated to Food Empowerment Project.  What a delectable way to support your favorite non-profit!
 

Reservations required:
510-558-3381

The Great Seattle Vegan Chocolate Meltdown
Saturday, February 18, 2:00pm
The Hillman City Collaboratory

 

Join chocolate lovers, vegans, and global food justice advocates for a celebration of the best and most ethical chocolates available, all while raising funds for F.E.P.!

This kid-friendly and wheelchair-accessible event is just $10 for adults/$3 for kids and includes all-you-can-drink hot cocoa, a chocolate ice cream station, kids learning station, raffle prizes, and more!

Coordinated by our Washington Chapter, it’s an opportunity to build community across social justice groups through chocolate.  What could be better?!

4. Education & Outreach

Speak Out for the Chickens!

When: Saturday, January 28, 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Petaluma Poultry Processors

Join us for our first demonstration of the new year coinciding with the first day of the Year of the Rooster. This peaceful protest is aimed at reminding people that chickens are being slaughtered inside the walls they are passing by. We also provide whistleblower cards to distribute to workers.

5. Taking It to the Streets

As we mentioned last month, our demonstration outside the California Department of Housing and Community Development got some great media coverage, including this thoughtful reflection by Ginger Rutland, longtime editorial writer at the Sacramento Bee. It’s a lovely story of multiple generations coming together to stand up for farm worker rights.


Haven’t signed our
Shame on Safeway petition
 yet?

Learn more about our latest corporate campaign and add your name to the tens of thousands of others who demand access to healthy foods for everyone!
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