1. Go vegan – If you have access to healthy foods and don’t want to hurt animals.
2. Shop with care – Try not to support corporations that violate human and animal rights.
3. Lend your voice to echo the needs of farm workers (corporate campaigns, legislation).
4. Choose organic – Strive to buy organic whenever possible to lessen toxins on farm workers.
5. Choose ethical chocolate – Use our chocolate list and app. Look for our Chavez tags.
6. Think outside the bottle – Avoid buying single-use plastic water bottles.
7. Bring your own – Use reusable bags, utensils, and containers when you shop and eat out.
8. Buy local – Support the farmers’ market in your community, especially Black and Brown farmers.
9. Support living wages to create more equity and help give everyone access to healthy foods.
10. Check out our website for information on bananas, coffee, palm oil, wine, and so much more.
11. Speak out about the issues of food injustice.
12. Speak up – Fill out comment cards, send email comments, or speak to store managers about carrying more ethical food options.
13. Get involved – Check out our website or contact us about our current efforts and how you can join us.
14. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, which highlights our campaigns and outreach.
15. Spread the word – Share what you learn with others! Share this site with a friend or family member.
And although the following are things you might not be able to do immediately, they are just as important to consider:
- Grow Your Own! Convert part of your yard to a garden and grow your own food, or find a community garden in your area.
- Join a food Co-op or Community Supported Agriculture program.
* Please note, although Food Empowerment Project is linking to other organizations for their work on promoting local and organic produce or fair trade products, we do not necessarily endorse the entire content of their website or mission.