1. Food Empowerment Project Seeks Volunteer Grant Writer

Food Empowerment Project is seeking a volunteer grant writer to research and draft grant proposals. As an all volunteer organization, we get a lot of information about grant opportunities, but there’s just no one with experience to help out!

Interested volunteers should contact us at info@www.foodispower.org.

Volunteers should have experience in writing grants and in the nonprofit grant circuit. Thank you in advance for your help and supporting our mission.

2. Go Vegan Week

Food Empowerment Project is joining with In Defense of Animals and other organizations to celebrate World GO VEGAN week October 25 through 31. Celebrate by educating your community about the compassion you share for the Earth, the animals and the environment!

For more information and ideas on hosting an event please visit: www.worldgoveganweek.com.

3. Chipotle Victory for Farm Workers!

Last July, we brought your attention to the plight of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) which was seeking to implement a penny-per-pound wage increase, transparency policies, and a code of conduct that prevents slavery. A few weeks ago, Chipotle responded to the petitions from various organizations and individuals. Florida’s largest tomato growers, East Coast Growers and Packers, have agreed to work with Chipotle and CIW to ensure that farmers are paid for their work! This is a huge victory, and we thank you for supporting them!

For more information on this victory, visit: http://tinyurl.com/yb7xvp5

4. Color me Beautiful

Food Empowerment Project recently learned about a wonderful business called Valana Minerals! They use the most pure, naturally luxurious ingredients available in formulating their products.

Along with colors and collections designed for people with various shades of tan and brown skin, the Valana Minerals line is all natural and vegan. Valana Minerals is one of the few companies to offer vegan lip colors in a deep rich color palate, and they also have a cosmetic brush line with amazingly soft synthetic bristles.

http://www.valanaminerals.com

 

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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