1. Our Anniversary Party Is Sold Out!
2. Double Your Donation Power until May 31st
3. Read up on Restaurant Workers
4. In Case You Missed It


1. Celebrate Food Empowerment Project’s 8th Anniversary–SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT!We are sold out for Food Empowerment Project’s 8th Anniversary event on May 2nd!

Thank you all so much for your support!

We are really excited about the event and thank everyone for their support over the past 8 years!


2. Double Your Donation Power until May 31st

Donate Now!Have you been waiting for the perfect time to donate to F.E.P.? That time is now!

A generous donor has pledged to match donations up to $15,000 until May 31st, doubling the power of your contribution! Turn $10 into $20 or $500 into $1,000. Amazing!

Please make our anniversary month a huge one for F.E.P. Donate now!


3. Read up on Restaurant Workers

The Fight for 15 movement for better pay and treatment in fast food and other low-wage jobs is gaining momentum, and fast food worker strikes are receiving a ton of press attention. That makes this a great time to refresh ourselves on the harsh realities faced by restaurant workers.

What is working life like for the wait staff, dishwashers, and line cooks working behind the scenes in the restaurants we frequent?

For an answer to this question, head over to our Restaurant Workers article. You can get to know the issues better yourself and then send the information along to your friends and family!

It will be easier for people to purchase healthy foods if they are making living wages.


4. In Case You Missed It

World of Vegan featured an article on F.E.P., discussing our work on challenges to accessing healthy foods in communities of color and low-income communities.

NYC’s Drive the District recently ran a piece on ethical chocolate experiences in Brooklyn that features F.E.P.’s chocolate app!

F.E.P. volunteer Ani Quigley at the NYC Veggie Pride Parade
Calling all friends in the Denver area! On May 2nd, Nooch Market is participating in World Wide Vegan Bake Sale Day with a bake sale benefiting F.E.P.–we will receive 100% of the proceeds. Eat something yummy and support F.E.P.!

Thanks so much to F.E.P. volunteer Ani Quigley, who tabled for us at Veggie Pride in NYC last month. We can’t do our work without committed and amazing volunteers like you!

 

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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