1. Sonoma County Chicken Save’s vigil was a great success
  2. Intergalactic Feminism dance party benefit for F.E.P. in Seattle
  3. More great ways to support F.E.P.!


1. Sonoma County Chicken Save’s vigil was a great success

On Tuesday, October 2, more than 25 activists traveled from all over the Bay Area to join Sonoma County Chicken Save (coordinated by Food Empowerment Project) in raising awareness about the cruelty taking place behind the walls of the Petaluma Poultry processing facility.

The slaughterhouse prepared for our arrival by posting new private property signs and positioning security at all of the entrances; however, you can see from these pictures that their efforts to discourage us did not work!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the vigil and made it such a success. To learn more about the importance of bearing witness to animals’ suffering, check out F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas’ blog post “So Many Lives . . .” highlighting this kind of activism.

Go to Sonoma County Chicken Save’s Facebook page to learn more about us (you do not have to be on Facebook to view).

Next event: Speak Out for the Chickens, Saturday, November 1.


2. Intergalactic Feminism dance party benefit for F.E.P. in Seattle

If you will be in Seattle in mid-October and enjoy a great dance party, then come to the Feminist Drinking Club’s Intergalactic Feminism dance party on Friday, October 17, from 9pm to 2am at Seattle’s Highline Bar.

Feminist Drinking Club is donating an incredible 100% of their proceeds to F.E.P.

So get ready to shake your space booty all night to groovy tunes by DJ Coldheart while enjoying drink specials, a drawing with out-of-this-world prizes, a dance-off, and more. DJ Coldheart will be sharing lots of his retro lady-fronted punk dance music to keep you going all night long.


3. More great ways to support F.E.P.!

Compassion Co. has generously chosen F.E.P. as their “Featured Organization.”

During October, November, and December, they will donate 5% of every sale to us. Since Compassion Co. makes beautiful and sweatshop-free shirts, hoodies, stickers, and buttons, this is a great way to support F.E.P. and a wonderful vegan company all at the same time.

Matt Ruscigno, Food Empowerment Project supporter and vegan dietician/endurance athlete, has just a published a book on cacao and chocolate, Superfoods for Life: Cacao! More than a vegan cookbook, Matt’s book includes nutrition research and an appendix highlighting ethical issues around cacao and chocolate. He is also very kindly donating 10% of his royalties to Food Empowerment Project. Check it out!

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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