1. New Partnership 

Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is excited to be joining forces with the The InterCommunal Institute For Research And Social Change (a project of the Huey P. Newton Foundation) to work on issues of access to healthy foods in communities of color and low-income communities.

F.E.P. started our work in Santa Clara County and now we will bring our work to Vallejo, CA.

If you live in Vallejo and are interested in working with us, please contact us atinfo(at)foodispower.org.

If you are interested in volunteering, we will send a general call for volunteers when we are ready.

2. Upcoming Talks 

– Food Empowerment Project director lauren Ornelas will be speaking at Finding a Niche for ALL Animals, a conference honoring the ecofeminist work of Marti Kheel, who passed away in November of 2011.

November 9th and 10th
Wesleyan University
For more information: http://martikheel.conference.wesleyan.edu/ – The Animal Liberation Forum in Long Beach, CA, has invited lauren Ornelas to speak at their 2012 conference.

November 16 – 18th
California State University Long Beach, CA

For more information: 
http://animal-liberation-forum.tumblr.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/415595535169779/

This is a FREE 3-day conference in Long Beach, CA, calling for a total abolitionist movement and animal liberation to action.

3. Misc bits – blogs, Halloween candy suggestions & nominate F.E.P. 

Catch up on our blogs:

Halloween Candy Suggestions
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
  • Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate Minis
  • Mike & Ike
  • Red Vines
  • Hot Tamales

Help take the scary out of Halloween candy and be sure to sign our Care2 Clif Bar petition:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/229/288/148/

Please also use our chocolate list:
https://foodispower.org/chocolatelist.htm (The list is updated regularly.)

Nominate F.E.P.

From now until November 15th, you can help Food Empowerment Project by writing a review about F.E.P. to help us qualify for a GreatNonprofits 2012 Top-Rated Award!

So, Nominate F.E.P. by visiting http://greatnonprofits.org/issues/top-rated-awards, then clicking on nominate, typing in Food Empowerment Project, and clicking on Review. THANK YOU!