1. This Valentine’s Day, use your heart
  2. In case you missed it!
  3. Benefit at Saturn Café, February 20th

Thank You

After a successful year of working toward a more just food system, our supporters and donors closed out 2012 by making sure that F.E.P. has the necessary funds to continue our work. Thank you to all of the visionary individuals who put food justice on their holiday giving lists and made donations to F.E.P. We couldn’t do this work without your belief in our mission or your generosity.

1. This Valentine’s Day, use your heart 

Whether or not you’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day, we wanted to take this opportunity to ask you to not buy vegan chocolate that is steeped in the worst forms of child labor and to only buy vegan wine that takes into account the treatment of workers.

Below are our lists to help:

2. In case you missed it!

International Human Rights Day – F.E.P. celebrated the 2012 International Human Rights Day of Action by making sure that Clif Bar knows that citizens and consumers alike aren’t pleased with the company’s lack of transparency concerning chocolate sourcing. A company like Clif should know that nothing tastes worse than slavery and that F.E.P. will continue to call on Clif to be open about where their chocolate comes from. Take a minute to let Clif know where you stand:
Thanks to all of our supporters, bloggers and vegan companies who participated!

F.E.P. in the News – F.E.P. Founder and Executive Director lauren Ornelas found time to sit down with a local paper in northern California to discuss the importance of food justice issues. Check out the article here:
Lantern Books Extends Latinx Vegan Deadline – After the success of their bookSistah Vegan, our friends at Lantern Books are in the midst of creating a book by vegan women of Latin descent, and they plan to donate the proceeds to F.E.P. So if you’re a woman with a Mexican, Brazilian, Peruvian, Guatemalan, Argentinian, Puerto Rican or other Latin background, you have the chance to be included and, in doing so, support our work.

Appetite for Justice Blog – The first in a series of blogs about undercover investigations, starting with the post “Get the Duck Outta Here!”
http://appetiteforjustice.blogspot.com/2013/01/get-duck-outta-he re_10.html

3. Benefit at Saturn Café, February on 20th! 

Support food justice and F.E.P. by joining us on February 20th at Saturn Cafe (2175 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA). Stop in between 11 a.m. and midnight with the printable flyer and Saturn will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from your meal to help fund our efforts to create a more just and equitable food system. Volunteers will hang out from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. if you’re interested in getting connected.