1. Help us spread the message! 

We need to print more of our brochure.

The response to our new brochure and the issues we cover has been overwhelming – so much so that we need to print more! It is only the middle of the year, but with all of the outreach we have been doing, this literature is in high demand.

Our little booklet has opened so many minds. We’ve been told it’s a great design with powerful words that get to the heart of the issues, making it easy to understand their importance. The Ten Things You Can Do, found on the last page, have proven to be goals for many.

Please help us raise an additional $1,000 to print more brochures by clicking on this link:
https://foodispower.org/donate/

 

2. Making it easier to donate your recipes + updates!
  • Thanks to Lana in Brooklyn, we now have an easier way for you to donate your recipes to our F.E.P. website and our Vegan Mexican Food website!
  • lauren Ornelas’ essay “An Appetite for Justice” is included in the new book Sister Species: Women, Animals And Social Justice (Edited by Lisa Kemmerer other authors include: Carol Adams, Karen Davis, Breeze Harper ,Sangu Iyer, pattrice jones, Allison Lance & Ingrid Newkirk).Check out the publisher summary here.
  • New sections on our website:
    Food Deserts: https://foodispower.org/food-deserts/
    Dietary Diseases: https://foodispower.org/dietary-diseases/
  • Read parts 1 and 2 of lauren Ornelas’ 3-part blog series about a reality tour with farm workers:Several months ago I was contacted by an amazing high school student in Gilroy, Calif.In addition to her desire to volunteer with us, she also wanted to connect us with the Center for Farmworker Families. One of their projects is to conduct Farm Worker Reality Tours…
  • Check out the F.E.P.’s updated chocolate list!

 

3. Upcoming conferences! 

Auckland, New Zealand – July 22-24

F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas was invited to give talks at New Zealand’s 2011 National Animal Rights Conference, the country’s largest gathering of animal rights advocates and supporters. lauren will be discussing the power of grassroots activism, campaign strategies for success, and the launching of Food Empowerment Project. This will be lauren’s second international event this year!

Animal Rights 2011 – July 21-25

Visit our table at AR2011 – check out our new t-shirts and brochure. Also, if you’re interested in hearing more talks about the social justice issues that F.E.P. works on, be sure to provide your feedback at the conference.

For more information, go to: http://www.ar2011.org/

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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