1. Food Empowerment Project’s New Website!

We are absolutely thrilled to be sharing our new website with you! You will notice that it is not completed — yet! But you can see the issues we will be working on over the next several months.

The animal section is finished and we know you will want to read over the sections and look at the photos depicting these animals in a variety of settings.

We look forward to your feedback!

Visit our new site at: https://foodispower.org


2. An Appetite for Justice – Food Empowerment Project blog

Along with the new website we finally have a blog where we can talk about all of the issues that we work on.

The first blog is dedicated to all the people who have contributed to and/or worked on our website to make it a reality!

Visit the blog: http://appetiteforjustice.blogspot.com/

3. Upcoming events

Portland, OR
On Sunday, March 21st from 1:15pm – 3pm in Portland, the the Let Live Foundation is hosting a talk by lauren Ornelas, Founder and Director of the Food Empowerment Project, who will be discussing how your food choices can create a more just world.

San Francisco, CA
Food Empowerment Project is thankful to have supporters who understand the importance of our mission, and we are very fortunate that they have chosen to organize a benefit for us at SF Vegan Drinks. There will be a raffle to win a dozen vegan cupcakes from Fat Bottom Bakery, and all proceeds will go to the Food Empowerment Project. We hope to see some of you there!

When: Thursday, March 25th
Time: 6 to 8pm
Where: Martuni’s, 4 Valencia Street @ Market
Sponsored by: VegNews Magazine & Vegansaurus.com

shame on albertsons


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:
(1-877-723-3929). *

Call Albertsons to complain:

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

Call Albertsons to complain:

* 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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