Saturday, April 30, 2016
2 pm – 5 pm
San Francisco, CA, at the VegNews Headquarters (3505 20th St, 94110)

Fresh Food?
Fresh Food?

It’s party time! Please join Food Empowerment Project on April 30th for an afternoon celebration at our 9th-anniversary benefit in San Francisco, CA.

Let’s celebrate all of our accomplishments together and raise money to grow F.E.P.!

The gathering will be fun, casual, and kid-friendly, featuring a silent auction with exciting prizes and delicious vegan food and drink. F.E.P. founder and Executive Director lauren Ornelas and other F.E.P. board members will be on hand to fill you in on our exciting plans for new work in 2016 and beyond.

There will also be a special performance by Azuah. Azuah is underway, making her debut in the music world as an alternative folk and blues artist with just the right touch of soul.

Tickets are a steal at only $25 (kids up to 18 years old get in free!). Once you look at pictures from last year’s celebration, you won’t want to miss this great party supporting Food Empowerment Project! Register now!

Registration ends April 23rd. Feel free to direct any questions to info(at), and we can’t wait to see you on April 30th!

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors:

Food Donors

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Silent Auction Donors

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All Donations Matched Up to 50K

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: 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)


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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