Dear Friends,

Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is where we are now because of supporters like you. You have donated your time, your money, and your voice! You believe in the core of our work and have allowed your heart and mind to be opened, even when it was uncomfortable.

Thank you for your strength and heart and for helping us grow. We have so much more we want to do.

I would like to invite you to celebrate with us at our first “official” party!

If you have not already, please register for our 8-year anniversary vegan barbecue.

The celebration will be on Saturday, May 2, from 2 pm – 5 pm in Ross, CA (north of San Francisco), and will feature delicious vegan fare, live music, and a silent auction.

In order to attend, you will need to get tickets in advance, which are (sliding scale) $25-100 for adults. Kids under 18 can come with you for free.

To get your ticket, go to

For more about company donations for food and silent auction items, please go to:

You’ll have the chance to be served by numerous local vegan VIPs, like authors Mark Hawthorne and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau; animal rights photographer Michelle Cehn; VegNews co-founder Colleen Holland; Animal Legal Defense Fund co-founder Joyce Tischler; filmmaker Keegan Kuhn, co-director of Cowspiracy; longtime animal activist Jake Conroy and more!

AshEl SeasunZ from Earth Amplified will be performing as well!

Thank you so much for your continued support of our work and striving for a more just food system.

In solidarity,

lauren Ornelas
Founder/Executive Director

P.S. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to support our work. Thank you!

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: 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)


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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