1. GREAT Nonprofits Award 

With your support, Food Empowerment Project won a 2012 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Thank you so much for all of your help, and make sure to check out our profile at Great Nonprofits!


2. Runner Goes the Distance for F.E.P. 
nov2012mailer1While the power of one is something we often hear about, vegan athlete and Vegandurance blogger Yifan Luo, decided to make it a reality by raising money for Food Empowerment Project as she prepares for her first marathon.

Luo will run for food justice in the 30th annual California International Marathon on December 2nd in Sacramento, California and at the time of this writing has raised over a thousand dollars! Please consider further supporting Yifan by visiting her page and sending her well wishes for her efforts!

Yifan’s fundraiser: http://www.crowdrise.com/FoodisPower/fundraiser/yifanluo

3. Lantern’s New Book 

nov2012mailer2After the success of their book Sistah Vegan, our friends at Lantern Books are in the midst of creating a book by vegan women of Latin descent, and plan to donate the proceeds to F.E.P.! So if you’re a woman with a Mexican, Peruvian, Guatemalan, Argentinian, Puerto Rican, etc. background, you have the chance to be included and in doing so, support our work. 

The call for submissions can be found at:

4. F.E.P. Founder Speaks Up 

FEP founder and executive director lauren Ornelas will speak at two events in early December:

Whitman College Event
The first event is on December 3rd at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. Her talk, titled “Food Justice: Making a Difference with What You Eat” will focus on abuses taking place in the food industry, from farmed animals to farm workers, slavery and corporate abuses. The event starts at 7 p.m. For more information, email: info(at)foodispower.org.

Hidden in Plain Bite event in San Francisco
F.E.P. founder and executive director lauren Ornelas will speak as part of “Hidden in Plain Bite: Overlooked Opportunities for Food System Reform” presented by the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition and Food Shift on the evening of Wednesday, December 5th. Along with other speakers and enticing silent auction baskets, attendees will also enjoy delicious organic food from Picnic Bakery, Green Earth Cafe, Gardein, Sjaak’s chocolate, and more.

Ornelas speaks first, so get there early!

For more details please visit:

Tickets are limited, so get yours today!