1. Indiegogo Campaign: Help to Create and Sustain New Vegans 
 2. Volunteers Needed: Vallejo Food Access Survey Project – November 16 
 3. Food Donations Needed this Holiday Season 
 4. Bay Area Event a Huge Success 
 5. Special Thanks for Veggie Grill Event! 


1. Indiegogo Campaign: Help to Create and Sustain New Vegans 

Stand with Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) and become a co-producer of Food Chain, a monthly publication focused on supporting new vegans as they transition to a more compassionate life.

F.E.P.’s Food Chain publication, a vegan retention newsletter, is comprised of 12 monthly installments to provide support on a continuing basis. Food Chain provides new vegans with a monthly booster of information, ideas, and encouragement to keep them in the fold.

Our goal is to make Food Chain freely available to individuals who are considering veganism, or who’ve recently changed gears to a more healthful and compassionate way of life.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 by November 26, 2013. We are almost there! Check out the video here.


2. Volunteers needed for Vallejo food access survey project –November 16 

Food Empowerment Project, along with Vallejo People’s Garden, is conducting a training session for volunteers to help us survey Vallejo retail food establishments regarding healthy foods.

Saturday, November 16
11am – 1pm

Please help this vitally important work by participating in the training and surveying, which will provide data on access to healthy foods in Vallejo, CA. Light refreshments will be available at the training. RSVP ASAP to info@www.foodispower.org


3. Food Donations Needed this Holiday Season 

Food banks and the communities they serve need donations all year round, and the holiday season is no exception. We know that F.E.P. supporters understand that donating food is more than a symbolic gesture of goodwill, and many of you want to make sure your donation helps those most in need while, at the same time, staying within your values – our values. It takes thought, and we’ve created a handy guide to assist you with food donations this holiday season. 


4. Bay Area Event a Huge Success 

Food Empowerment Project’s first-ever public event was a huge success, with scores of people gathering in San Francisco on November 9 to learn about the exploitation of children in the chocolate industry; sample delicious, F.E.P.-recommended chocolate; and win great raffle prizes, including excellent swag from Compassion Co.Food Fight! Grocery,Hampton Creek FoodsHerbivore ClothingMillennium restaurant, and The Vegan Zombie.

Attendees watched two documentaries— The Dark Side of Chocolate andShady Chocolate — and saw undercover footage taken by F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas at several dairy farms. We also collected food for the Mary Ann Wright Foundation food bank, and enjoyed sweets and treats donated by Alter EcoBig Island Organics,Coracao ConfectionsDandelion Chocolate, Dave’s Midnight Bakery, Divine ChocolateEqual Exchange,Sjaak’s Chocolate, and SolidariTEA.

Thanks to all who attended, to all who helped out—and a special thanks to Erin Midkiff and Sharon Daraphonhdeth for helping make this event so successful.

See some pictures of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151989212566071.1073741829.60794821070&type=3


5. Special Thanks for Veggie Grill Event! 

We want to give a special thanks to Kat Connors and everyone who helped to make our Veggie Grill fundraising event. We raised $272 for Food Empowerment Project.

Every dollar is needed!

Please consider making a donation and/or supporting our Indiegogo campaign above if you can.

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