1. Meatout Event a Tasty Success

Food Empowerment Project, Santa Clara County Activists for Animals and the San José State Environmental Club joined together for this year’s Great American Meatout, reminding students that their food choices can save the lives of animals and protect the environment while also enjoying the taste of great food!

Over 100 veggie burgers and vegan cookies were given away as well as literature on why to go veg! The SJSU student paper, The Daily Spartan covered the event.

Thanks to both Whole Foods Market and Sunflour Cookies for their generous donations.

If you missed the event and are looking for some great tasting recipes to share, don’t forget to check out our recipe site at www.veganmexicanfood.com.

2. Cesar Chavez Holiday

Cesar Chavez was a labor leader and civil rights activist (and a vegetarian) who led a movement for the rights of farm workers. He dedicated his life to improving the lives of these poor, working people by organizing a campaign that sought higher wages for those living in and working under terrible conditions, while also addressing workers’ routine exposure to agricultural chemicals.

Last year we asked you to join us in the continuing support for a national Cesar E. Chavez holiday and this year, we ask you again!

Please visit: http://www.ufwaction.org/campaign/cecholiday_animal

Please check to see if there is an event to honor Cesar Chavez in your area:http://www.cesarchavezholiday.org/action.html

3. Urge Congress to Include Non-Dairy Vegetarian Options in School Lunches

Our nation’s children should have a choice to eat compassionately and not be forced to eat unhealthy foods. As part of our mission to ensure that access to healthy foods is a right and not a privilege, we are working to help low-income communities and communities of color gain access to healthy foods. The mission is simple: provide students with more vegetables, fruits, vegetarian options, and non-dairy alternatives. In the Latino community, many children are lactose intolerant and don’t have access to alternatives. This effort is directed specifically at schools, as students are the most vulnerable because they have few, if any choices regarding the foods that are offered at school.

Please join us in supporting the efforts of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

To act, visit: http://www.healthyschoollunches.org/wyntergrace/contact_congress.cfm

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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