1. Food Empowerment Project’s New Website!

Food Empowerment Project is excited about our new website: www.veganmexicanfood.com.

As many of us already know, Mexican foods are some of the easiest to make vegan, and as the holidays are upon us, we wanted to use this opportunity to share some of the traditional Mexican foods that we grew up with: tamales, churros and more! Here you will find homemade-style recipes that are reminiscent of mom’s kitchen.

If you have some delicious vegan Mexican food recipes to share, please send them over as we’d love to include them. Send them to: info@www.foodispower.org. More recipes and more information will be added soon.

Also, don’t forget to spread the word about the site and get cookin’!


2. The Story of Stuff

Dealing with consumption of another kind, this video reminds us about the importance of living simply. “The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.”


3. 2008 is Around the Corner

Here at the Food Empowerment Project, we couldn’t be more excited about 2008! As many of you know, we are an all volunteer organization. Our website is still in its temporary phase, but we continue to be excited about the force we are trying to create!

We hope you like our new website: www.veganmexicanfood.com and will share it with others as well as www.foodispower.org.

Our mission to remind people that every food choice they make can have either a positive or negative impact on the animals, workers and the environment resonates with many of you, as does our goal of working to ensure that access to healthy foods is every person’s right and not a privilege.

In addition to finishing our administrative paperwork, our websites, and unveiling our logo, we do hope to have many more exciting projects to share with our members.

We love hearing from you and appreciate all that you do to share our work with others.

Happy Holidays and thank you for your continued support and belief in our mission!

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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