1. Food Chain is live!
2. F.E.P. founder to speak at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York
3. Healing is Giving Fundraiser for F.E.P. in San Francisco
4. The animals lose a great advocate – in memory of David Hayden
5. In case you missed it!


1. Food Chain is live!

After seven years in development, F.E.P.’s vegan retention newsletter, Food Chain, is ready for aspiring vegans.

Those wanting support and information to assist them in making the transition to veganism can receive twelve, free, monthly newsletters full of everything they will need to accompany them on their journey to a more ethical and compassionate way of being in the world.

For those of you thinking of going vegan, check it out.

Already vegan? If you have been vegan for less than six months and would like some support, please sign up!

Readers who are already vegan should encourage their friends who are interested to subscribe!

To sign up for Food Chain (or just learn more) visit www.foodispower.org/food-chain/.

Learn more about what inspired F.E.P. to produce Food Chain and hear more about the people who contributed to the content at Appetite for Justice.

Thank you to everyone who made Food Chain possible with their hard work or financial support (or both)!!


2. F.E.P. founder to speak at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York

On the heels of her lecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, F.E.P. founder lauren Ornelas continues spreading the food justice message to college campuses with a speaking engagement hosted by the Vassar Animal Rights Coalition in Up-State New York.

lauren will address issues central to the work of F.E.P. including access to healthy food, workers’ rights, and the exploitation of both humans and non-humans in the food system. The talk will be engaging to anyone thinking about how to live their lives with more compassion and is open to the public. If you live in the area, please come and bring some friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to see lauren in person on the East Coast.

When: Monday, March 3rd
Where: Rockefeller Hall, room 200


3. Healing is Giving Fundraiser for F.E.P. in San Francisco

This is a great opportunity for activists and volunteers to do something kind for themselves and their loved ones with companies that share their
ethics.

When: Saturday, March 29th
Where: VegNews offices in San Francisco’s Mission District

Event On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/602943019775979/

Thanks to F.E.P. supporter Bee Uytiepo for organizing this benefit!


4. The animals lose a great advocate – In memory of David Hayden

The animals lost a great advocate in long time activist David Hayden. A kind, generous, determined and hard core activist, David was involved in various animal rights organizations, created the F.E.P. database, and helped with our new chocolate app among other things. His smile will be sorely missed.

David, our hearts and our fight will never be the same.


5. In case you missed it!

Our Hen House published an article written by lauren Ornelas detailing the horrors of the worst forms of child labor, including slavery, in the chocolate industry.

Be My (Ethical) Valentine: The Dark Side
of Chocolate
” went online the week before Valentine’s Day – just in time to help readers celebrate love with vegan and ethical
chocolate.

shame on albertsons

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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

Call Albertsons to complain:
1-877-848-6483.*

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

Call Albertsons to complain:
1-877-848-6483.*

* 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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