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FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
July 11, 2012

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.

The Great!

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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

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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!

MY ROLE:
Board Member & As a board member, I help with editing and organizing duties. I also oversee projects when needed.

FOOD EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
July 9, 2011

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.

The Great!

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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

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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

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I help with day-to-day operations, writing, editing, tabling, decision-making, etc.