The goal of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is to raise awareness about how our food choices can change the world. By making informed, ethical food choices, we can make a difference and take a stand against abuses. F.E.P. encourages people to use their individual choices to eat with their ethics and use their collective voices to help bring about positive change. We strive to do this in our outreach as well as on our website.

As an organization dedicated to looking at food justice from a broad perspective, it is imperative that we not always look outward but look at issues within our own country, as there is a huge injustice taking place in how food is produced here in the US. And being an organization with a goal of lessening the suffering of non-human animals while encouraging people to go vegan—and therefore eat more produce—means it is important that we advocate for the rights of those who pick our food.

Farm Worker Rights

F.E.P. works to advance the rights of farm workers by supporting corporate, legislative, and regulatory changes.

We have also organized an annual school supply drive for the children of farm workers, as well as a food drive. Since 2015, we have distributed thousands of school supplies to the children of farm workers. See video links (201820172016) and photo links (201820172016 and 2015).

In 2018, we led a coalition of organizations that was successful in overturning California’s “50-mile” rule that negatively impacted the education of children of farm workers (read SB-850 in full here). 

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