1. Put fair in the scare! 

If you are like us, you love Halloween and want it to be as fun, creepy and scary as possible. But not when it comes to how human and non-human animals are treated!

We want people to buy candy that is vegan (free of animal suffering), union (making sure the workers have some rights) and, of course, any chocolate should be free of child or slave labor.

So if you want to buy Halloween candy, check out the following brands:
Abba-Zaba
Black Vines
Mike & Ike
Red Vines
Hot Tamales

Please also use our chocolate list:
https://foodispower.org/chocolatelist.htm 

(The list is updated regularly.)

Help take the scary out of Halloween candy!

 

2. We love Portland!
And here is why:On, Saturday, October 22, 2011, our good friends at Food Fight! are going to be donating 10% of their sales that day (on-line and in the store) to us!

Never heard of Food Fight!? It is an all-vegan grocery store in Portland that sells online as well – so if you have been craving queso (cheesy sauce) for your chips, vegan marshmallows or want to get your B12 the easy way with gum, do shop at Food Fight! – especially on October 22!

Don’t forget you can shop online on October 22 at www.foodfightgrocery.com and 10% will still come to us! 

On, Saturday, October 15, 2011, three bands will perform at a show to benefit Food Empowerment Project – all proceeds will be donated to support our work.

To find out what bands are playing and all of the details go to:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217000781693637&ref=nf

(even if you don’t have Facebook, you can access the details when you click on the links.)

Thanks to everyone who voted for us on Microist.org! Their website will soon feature our work!

 

3. Saving the sharks! 

A BIG thank you to all the Food Empowerment Project members and supporters who helped with research, lobbied, wrote letters and made phone calls. Your voices for the sharks were heard.

Governor Brown signed AB 376 into law! To read more, including his statement, go to:
https://foodispower.org/take-action/

An incredible coalition worked together to pass this law and Food Empowerment Project was proud to be a part of it.

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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