1. School Supply Drive for the Children of Farm Workers
  2. Visit with us at the Animal Rights Conference in D.C.
  3. F.E.P. on Social Media
  4. In Case You Missed It
  5. Thank Yous


1. School Supply Drive for the Children of Farm Workers

Donate school supplies to farm families in need
Thanks so much to everyone who has already donated to Food Empowerment Project’s Bay Area School Supply Drive for the children of farm workers.

If you haven’t donated yet, you still have time! The drive runs through July 27th.

Have a look at our list of needed school supplies and swing by one of our convenientdrop-off locations. We’ll take it from there!

Watch this video of F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas explaining why we started this effort to support the families who work so hard putting food on our tables.

And, with the school supply drive for the children of farm workers in full swing, this is the perfect time to remind ourselves about the issues surrounding the exploitation of the farm workers themselves.

Read more about the harsh conditions produce workers face and how you can make a difference with your food choices.


2. Visit with us at the Animal Rights Conference in D.C.

Animal Rights Conference

We hope to see many of you at The Animal Rights National Conference in Washington, D.C. July 30th to August 2nd.

lauren will be giving a few talks and F.E.P. will have a table. If you’re at the conference, please stop by and say hello!


3. F.E.P. on Social Media

F.E.P. on InstagramHave you heard? We’re expanding our social media presence and F.E.P. is now on Instagram!

You can find us at www.instagram.com/foodempowermentproject or by searching for @foodempowermentproject in the app.

Find us on Twitter, Facebook, too


4. In Case You Missed It

Eater.com ran a piece on meal-delivery services and their influence on home cooking practices that included quotes from F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas.

It’s great to see how F.E.P. is growing more and more into a resource for media and policy outlets.

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Resistance Ecology ConferenceFor those of you who didn’t make it to Portland for the Resistance Ecology conference, you can watch this video of lauren, Dr. Breeze Harper, and Jacqueline Morr’s panel discussion “Critiquing Privilege in Animal Advocacy Circles.”

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lauren recently published a brief article reflecting on F.E.P.’s origins for teleSUR, a Latin American multilingual multimedia platform.


5. Thank Yous

Food Fight!A big thank you to ReJuicinate, a non-profit run by high school students in New York that works to raise awareness about healthy eating and lack of access to healthy foods at less privileged schools in their community.

These impressive teenagers raised $400 for F.E.P., but more importantly they provide an inspiring example of creative young people working together to tackle food injustice.

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Thanks so much to Food Fight! Grocery and all our supporters who shopped there on June 28th for the F.E.P. fundraiser. Together you raised $600 to support our work!

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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