1. Mark your calendar for September 19! 

Food Empowerment Project has been nominated to receive a donation from Microist, a new fundraising site for fast-paced philanthropy.

On Monday, September 19th beginning at noon Eastern Time, Food Empowerment Project will be competing against another organization to receive the funds. Not only do the winning organizations receive the donation, but we would also be featured on the Microist.org homepage for 24 hours. Please head on over to Microist to vote for us on September 19th!


2. Ethical Chocolate & Appetite for Justice
lauren Ornelas has been busy updating everyone about her foray “down under” on the F.E.P. blog, Appetite for Justice and has also done a guest blog on The Ethics of Chocolate on the Rose Pedals Vegan Weddings website! Check them out for enjoyable and informative reads!http://appetiteforjustice.blogspot.com/


3. Letters for Sharks! 

If you live in California, the sharks need you NOW! AB 376 (to ban the possession and sale of shark fins in California) has passed the California legislature!

We now need letters to Governor Brown!

Just a quick two sentence letter can help – click here for more details.


4. Join us at Veggie Grill Santa Monica – Monday, October 10th 
Veggie Grill has chosen to host a fundraiser for Food Empowerment Project on Monday, October 10th at the Veggie Grill in Santa Monica. Those diners who come in with a flyer or mention Food Empowerment Project when ordering will have a duplicate receipt printed, kept separately by the cashier.At the end of the night, Veggie Grill will total the duplicate receipts and they will then donate 50% of the funds raised by the fundraiser guests! We’re also going to be having a raffle at the restaurant for those of you who can attend. We’ll raffle off 3 Veggie Grill gift cards and F.E.P. t-shirts too. Be sure to join us and please spread the word!

lauren Ornelas has had to turn down a number of speaking engagements at educational institutions or conferences that do not provide transportation costs for speakers. Food Empowerment Project is always working to increase its exposure and would like to participate in these events, so we’re doing our best to raise funds. And remember, any and all donations are more than appreciated!

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