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.
One of the core values of F.E.P. is to lessen the suffering of all beings, and for those who have access to healthy foods, to encourage them to go vegan, which we define as not participating in the exploitation or causing the suffering of non-human animals.
F.E.P. works to promote ethical veganism through education, through outreach, and also by providing tools to help people go vegan.
Our sister site Veganmexicanfood.com is available in English and Spanish and provides delicious recipes, not only for vegans of Mexican descent but for anyone who enjoys Mexican food.
Additionally, we have a Vegan Mexican Food booklet, full of recipes and other information. It is also available in English and Spanish.
In 2019, we plan on launching www.veganfilipinofood.com.
In 2018, we started our Fight for the Ocean effort (which we hope to grow into a full campaign) in order to do more for our oceans. By eating sea creatures, we are contributing to the destruction of the world of other beings, but we also need to do more. In honor of Dr. Sylvia Earle’s birthday, August 30, we have begun doing ocean clean-ups around the globe.
In the past, we’ve held a monthly vigil outside of chicken slaughterhouse in Petaluma, CA, and currently we have launched our One Glass at a Time effort with the hope of creating a full campaign around this.
In 2014, we launched Food Chain, a free vegan retention newsletter to help people go and stay vegan. We ran a pilot by providing 12 monthly issues to 500 individuals interested in going vegan or who were newly vegan and had them complete a before-and-after survey. After analyzing the data, it was proved to help people go and stay vegan; however, the cost is more than we can handle at present. If you are interested in seeing the data, please let us know.
All events that F.E.P. hosts are vegan, and we have been successful in encouraging other justice groups we have worked with to serve vegan fare at joint events.
F.E.P. also coordinates events in the local community to focus on animals who are raised and killed for food.