1. F.E.P. is Officially Tax-Exempt

We are very excited to announce that the Food Empowerment Project has been granted both state and federal tax exempt status – we are now a 501(c)3. This means that all donations to F.E.P. are tax-exempt!

To donate, please send a check or cash to:

      Food Empowerment Project


      P.O. Box 7071


    San José, CA 95150-7071

Thank you to our supporters!

2. World Go Vegan Days – October 25 – October 31st

World GO VEGAN Days celebrates what it means to be vegan. During World GO VEGAN Days, we encourage people to become conscious of what – and who – they are eating. It’s important for people to understand the effects that their food choices have on the world and to realize that non-violent and healthy food alternatives do exist.

Please join the Food Empowerment Project and others as we spread the word!

For more information, go to:

For tasty vegan Mexican recipes and for those celebrating Día De Los Muertos, please visit:

3. Sign the Do Not Mail Registry

The Food Empowerment Project is supporting the ForestEthics Campaign to establish a national Do Not Mail Registry that would allow individuals to opt out of junk mail.

Currently, 100 million trees are cut down each year for junk mail production, nearly half of which goes to the landfill unopened. Production and distribution of junk mail also have a significant impact on climate change by producing annual emissions equivalent to that of 9 million cars.

Individuals can sign the petition calling for the Registry at www.donotmail.org.

And for other ways to help stop climate change, please item see #2 above.

shame on albertsons


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:
(1-877-723-3929). *

Call Albertsons to complain:

Call Safeway to complain:
(1-877-723-3929). *

Call Albertsons to complain:

* 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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