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:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/229/288/148/ 
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:
http://www.thecommunityvoice.com/article.php?id=5723 
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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/307288306056482/

shame on albertsons

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Please sign and share the petition to Safeway/Albertsons’ CEO Vivek Sankaran right now and tell him that all neighborhoods need access to fresh food!

Please sign our friends, at Birchwood Food Desert Fighters, petition to Albertsons, asking them to remove ALL grocery noncompete clauses affecting the Park Manor Shopping Center.

Call Safeway to complain:
1-877-Safeway
(1-877-723-3929). *

Call Albertsons to complain:
1-877-848-6483.*

Call Safeway to complain:
1-877-Safeway
(1-877-723-3929). *

Call Albertsons to complain:
1-877-848-6483.*

* Suggested language and details: Please make a polite phone call and keep in mind the person you are speaking to probably has no idea about this policy—most people don’t. You just need to stay on the line for a customer service representative. For Safeway, they will ask you for your full name and phone number and if you have a Safeway card number.
 
Suggested language: “I am calling to log a comment against a Safeway / Albertsons policy that sometimes puts restrictive deeds on its former properties and prevents other grocery stores from moving in, sometimes for 10 years or more. This has impacted community health. I would like Safeway / Albertsons to end this policy immediately.”
 

If they ask questions you cannot answer, feel free to provide our email: info@foodispower.org and remind them you are calling because you disagree with this practice.

Order some of our leaflets to share with others by emailing info(at)foodispower.org.

 
 

Join us by taking a stand in front of your local Safeway / Albertsons! Find a demo to attend here.

Want to organize your own demo? We can send you leaflets and posters. Contact us here for additional details.

 
 
Take action on social media with hashtag #ShameOnSafeway & #ShameOnAlbertsons and tagging Safeway & Albertsons.

Thank you for wanting to take a stand against a corporation that is impacting the health of Black and Brown communities and low-income neighborhoods.

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