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Did you know that today’s the International Day of Charity? In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. In the Agenda, they call “for a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable” (www.un.org).

If you’re feeling inclined to donate and are in search of a good organization fighting poverty and human rights issues, I have a good suggestion for vegan foodies and social justice warriors alike. The Food Empowerment Project is the perfect intersectional organization that tackles human rights issues as they’re related to food production.

Food Empowerment Project’s Mission

“Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, the unavailability of healthy foods in communities of color and low-income areas, and the importance of not purchasing chocolate that comes from the worst forms of child labor.”


About the Author

Megan has been veg since June 2002. She is a passionate advocate for animal welfare, social justice, and environmental protection. When she’s not snapping photos of her food, spending time with her “vegan fam,” or writing about veganism, she’s exploring, she’s creating, and she’s working with residents and communities as an urban planner to shape the future of our towns and cities.

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