Food Empowerment Project
Happy first day of June! Our Cause of the Month partner for June is the Food Empowerment Project, or F.E.P. The work of this organization is not about a single issue, rather, F.E.P.'s work covers a lot of areas, and we couldn’t be more proud to highlight their work!
The Food Empowerment Project aims to raise awareness about how our food choices can impact the world. Through informed, ethical food choices, F.E.P. believes that each of us can make a difference and take a stand against abuses in the food industry. The Food Empowerment Project motivates individuals to use their food choices to align with their ethics and use their collective voices to promote positive change. While F.E.P. has their hands in many projects, the four main aspects of their work are as follows:
Founded by lauren Ornelas in 2007, Food Empowerment Project envisions, “a food system free from the exploitation of humans and the environment and with equitable access to healthy, sustaining food for all communities; where non-human animals are not seen as food but as individuals with lives, personalities, friendships, and family, and are free from harm and exploitation; and where workers, communities, and the environment are always protected and treated with dignity, respect, and appreciation.”
While some of Food Empowerment Project’s work is outlined above, know that this list is not exhaustive. They are working on even more projects than those listed. If you would like to learn about some of the other work F.E.P. is up to, visit their website and social media accounts. There are a ton of ways to get involved with the organization, so be sure to check them out.
As always, a portion of all our sales through June will be donated to our Cause of the Month.