1. Groups call on Clif Bar to increase transparency in chocolate sourcing 
 2. Vegan grocery stores show off our tags! 
3. International Animal Rights Conference & TEDx talk 
 4. Support F.E.P. at Oakland’s Olde Depot on August 17th! 


1. Groups call on Clif Bar to increase transparency in chocolate sourcing 

Citing the prevalence of the worst forms of child labor, including slavery, in the West African cocoa industry, a group of labor, consumer, and human rights organizations are calling on Clif Bar, Inc., to join the growing list of companies that disclose the country of origin of the chocolate they sell.

Thanks to California Against Slavery, Community Food & Justice Coalition, International Labor Rights Forum, Organic Consumers Association, and Worksafe for signing on.

Read more: https://foodispower.org/news-releases/clif-bar-transparency/

If you haven’t signed our petition to lend your voice:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/229/288/148/


2. Vegan grocery stores show off our tags! 

Vegan grocery stores are making it easier when you shop to see what chocolates make our recommended list!

Check out:

Food Fight! In Portland, OR
Nooch in Denver, CO

Thanks to DVM our volunteer designer!

Check out our list and download the app if you haven’t already: https://foodispower.org/chocolate-list/


3. International Animal Rights Conference & TEDx talk 

F.E.P.’s founder, lauren Ornelas, has been asked to speak at two exciting, upcoming events.

First up is the International Animal Rights Conference in Luxembourg,Saturday, September 14. This promises to be a very powerful event, with speakers and attendees from around the world, and lauren will be addressing the issue of food justice. We hope to meet some of our international supporters there; if you know of anyone who lives in the area, please tell them about the conference.


And, if you live in the Bay Area, lauren will bring her passion for social justice to TEDx Golden Gate Park on October 9. TEDx programs are designed to give communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear lauren and other thought leaders amid the beauty of the de Young Museum!


4. Support F.E.P. at Oakland’s Olde Depot on August 17th! 

Are you a fan of craft beer and delicious vegan pub fare? On Saturday, August 17th, the generous folks at Oakland’s Olde Depot are donating that day’s proceeds from two select kegs to support our work. The specific beers are to be determined: We’ll let you know those details shortly — just keep your eye on this Facebook event page. If you don’t have Facebook, please email us at info(at)foodispower.org.

So mark your calendars: F.E.P. volunteers will be around from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., but all proceeds on the select beer sales throughout the day will benefit our work. See you there!

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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