FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

Rating: 4.96 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Animals, Food

Location: PO Box 7071 % Lauren Ornelas San Jose CA 95150 USA

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2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The work that the Food Empowerment Project does is amazing. Focused on food justice issues, they provide invaluable resources and are an amazing voice on a number of issues such as animals used in the food industry, the treatment of agricultural workers, human slavery and the environment. This is a visionary organization and I'm not aware of any other organization who takes a comprehensive view of the myriad issues surrounding food.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Food Empowerment Project is an incredible organization led by an incredible woman, lauren Ornelas. The organization focuses on linking all of the issues around food, including animals, the environment, farm workers, health and more. This is the only organization I know that takes a holistic view of the impact of our food choices.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've been to a number of events and conferences where lauren Ornelas has given talks about F.E.P.'s work, and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. People who learn about F.E.P.'s mission are inspired and empowered, knowing how much positive change they can create in the world and in themselves simply with their food choices. F.E.P.'s mission and message are quite powerful in creating changes that positively impact animals, the environment and people, including farm workers and low-income communities

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

F.E.P. is currently an all-volunteer organization with limited resources. I would love for this organization to receive additional funding so that it can continue to broaden its reach and further create positive change.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Food Empowerment Project is dedicated to social justice on multiple fronts, even when that is challenging (and challenged). Effective work for environmental issues, animal concerns, food justice, or human justice issues requires understanding the connections among all four. The Food Empowerment Project sheds the light and heat needed to illuminate and fuel powerful food justice work. Highly recommended!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

FEP empowers people to make a difference on issues that matter: human slavery, environmental degradation, animal suffering, climate change, worker rights, and public health, to name a few. They provide participants experiences of local changes having global impact, and that's transforming. By uncovering hidden connections among many justice issues, they boldly go where many nonprofits fear to tread. Their work is both straightforward and nuanced. And they do all of this with minimal overhead, a highly committed staff of great integrity, and expertise from years of experience in field.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

FEP has helped me develop a more strategic approach to addressing issues I care about, and helped me better understand the interlocking nature of justice issues.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

see that its essential work was funded at a much higher level.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Many groups work on single issues, producing results for one group, but sometimes at the expense of another. FEP bridges social justice issues bringing people the tools for sustainability, healthy, and humane living simultaneously. This is so important! A great organization that helps impoverished and disenfranchised people, empowering them while also ensuring that the environment and animals are protected at the same time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their outreach to the community

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it bigger so it could achieve more!

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