Food Empowerment Project

Rating: 4.96 stars   52 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  

FEP goes above and beyond in their efforts to tie together various social justice movements, including human, non-human, and environmental justice in their work. I'm very honored to be on the advisory board and to get to play some small part in the amazing work that they do.

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

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Empowerment Project does what few NGOs can seem to manage: Stay committed to specific, attainable goals, grounded in a larger coherent framework, while maintaining a laser-like focus on deliverable results. The fact that FEP does this while staying lean, efficient, and flexible is a testament to its leadership.

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

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  

The Food Empowerment Project is the only food justice organization that sees the connectivity of all issues as they relate to social justice and where our food comes from. With a focus on research, advocacy, and grassroots activism this organization stands alone in their commitment to making our plant safe for all species and for all time.

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

Seeing how people have been activated by their work.

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

Give them more funding to amplify their work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member who is very involved with Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), I can honestly say how thankful I am to be a part of this nonprofit organization that makes the connections between social justice food issues involving humans, animals and the environment while including such important and timely issues such as the lack of access to healthy food in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. As an all-volunteer organization I am often amazed at how much gets done, but I cannot say I'm surprised since the passion and willingness to make a difference in our world resonates deeply within this organization, and I am more than happy to be a part of that.

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

a variety of ways, from seeing people make changes in their buying habits to educating themselves about important food issues.

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

attempt to do additional fundraising so that there could be at least one paid staff person to get even more work done.

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

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I've been involved since the beginning.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

An important short-term priority is to come up with solutions for the people who do not have access to healthy foods.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To empower people so that they realize their food choices can actually change the world!

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As someone who was new to social justice issues, I was intrigued and impressed when I heard about the idea to form a nonprofit that would focus on the interconnections of a variety of social justice issues that involved food. I remember saying that if Food Empowerment Project became a reality, I would definitely like to be a part of it. I began as a volunteer, then an Advisory Board Member, and am now a Board Member who does volunteer work on a daily basis. I can honestly say that the work I do is not only worthwhile, but has changed my life for the better. I have learned so much about the needs of families who do not have access to healthy foods, about the injustices farm workers must endure while picking the fruits and vegetables that end up on our tables, about the child and slave labor that abounds in the chocolate industry in Africa, and about the plight of the billions of farmed animals killed daily for "meat," along with so much more. I have truly learned about how the power of food can change the world.

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

I have experienced great satisfaction watching Food Empowerment Project gain respect from not only its supporters, but also from people who are in a variety of fields dealing with social justice issues.

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

Food Empowerment Project is currently an all-volunteer nonprofit where all the people have other full-time jobs. When the time is right and there is funding, I would like to see this organization be able to hire one or two full-time people so that F.E.P. can make a difference in the lives of even more people.

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

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was informed about it prior to its formation.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To spread the word to as many people as possible.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Creating a more just and sustainable world through the power of our food choices.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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