1. F.E.P.’s Chocolate List and Clif Bar Campaign Make Headlines on The Kind Life 
  2. F.E.P. Founder to Speak at Boston University 
  3. Care2 Posts Valentine’s Day Chocolate Message 
  4. Clif Bar Campaign Update and more in Appetite for Justice 
  5. F.E.P. Chocolate List App on the Way 
  6. F.E.P. Benefit at Saturn Café on Wednesday 


1. F.E.P.’s Chocolate List and Clif Bar Campaign Make Headlines on The Kind Life 

Earlier this month, The Kind Life blogger Katie Gillespie made Food Empowerment Project’s chocolate list and Clif Bar campaign the sole focus of her blog. Not only does she enthusiastically promote Food Empowerment Project, she encourages people to only buy chocolate from the F.E.P.-approved list and asks her fellow Kind Lifers to sign the petition to get Clif Bar to come clean about their chocolate sourcing. Feel encouraged tocheck out Katie’s post and leave her some positive feedback!

http://thekindlife.com/blog/post/fair-trade-ethical-sust ainable-chocolate-industry


2. F.E.P. Founder to Speak at Boston University 

Food Empowerment Project founder lauren Ornelas will visit Boston next month to speak with students at Boston University. Her talk, hosted by the Boston University Student Labour Action Project and the Boston University Vegetarian Society, will focus on food justice issues ranging from workers’ rights to the conditions animals endure on modern farms. This free event takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.

www.bu.edu/calendar/?uid=133790@17.calenda r.bu.edu&category=all-categories&day=2013-3-20


3. Care2 Posts Valentine’s Day Chocolate Message 

As a trusted social action network that empowers millions of people to lead healthy, sustainable lives, and as an organization that supports socially responsible causes,Care2 posted a Valentine’s Day message recommending F.E.P. and the Appetite for Justice blog as part of their piece, making it clear that Food Empowerment Project is at the forefront of the fight to end the abuse of children and other workers in the chocolate industry.

http://www.care2.com/causes/fair-trade-slave-free-chocolate -your-valentine.html


4. Clif Bar Campaign Update and more in Appetite for Justice 

In her most recent blog posts, F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas provides up-to-date information about the F.E.P. Clif Bar campaign, how the tip you leave your server impacts restaurant workers, and her reflections on her investigations of factory farms. Make sure you catch up by checking out each post from Appetite for Justice.

Clif Bar Updatehttp://appetiteforjustice.blogspot.com/2013/01 /update-on-clif-bar-campaign-january-2013.html

Just a tiphttp://appetiteforjustice.blogspot.com/2013/01/just-tip_31.html&l t;br/>
Looking in Their Eyes (on calves raised for veal and the auction house):http://appetiteforjustice.blogspot.com/2013/02/looking-in-their-e yes.html


5. F.E.P. Chocolate List App on the Way 

Can’t remember which vegan chocolate companies to support? Tired of looking up the list on F.E.P.’s website while shopping? Soon you’ll have all the information right at your fingertips in a new F.E.P. chocolate list app that will make it easier than ever to make an informed choice. We’ll give you a shout when it’s ready to go, but for now, rejoice in the knowledge that the app is on its way!


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

Support food justice and F.E.P. by joining us on February 20th at Saturn Café (2175 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA). Stop in between 11 a.m. and midnight with the printable flyer (found here) 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/?re f=notif¬if_t=plan_user_joined

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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