Food Empowerment Project motivates and empowers me to make just food decisions. As a Board Member, I am honored to be able to work and support such a multifaceted and holistic organization.
Food Empowerment Project really is one-of-a-kind! No one else connects the dots the way F.E.P. does. Finally, there's a group for those of us who care about everyone impacted by the food system - animals, produce workers, children forced into slavery in the chocolate industry, and low-income communities of color who cannot access healthy foods. I feel so good about donating to F.E.P.!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.