"Big changes" coming at Food Empowerment Project

The founder of non-profit Food Empowerment Project has announced a raft of changes for the group.

Lauren Ornelas founded F.E.P. over a decade ago and has run the organization since.

F.E.P., based in California, aims to "create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one's food choices."

Ornelas has announced she will take the role of President/Founder with a new Executive Director put in place.

In an email she said:

"When I started F.E.P. in 2007, I had no idea that in the first ten years the ideas and concepts that I connected would resonate with so many people.
"As we enter a new decade, I am truly excited to share with you some big changes that are coming our way that I believe will put the organization and our mission onto a powerful path forward.
"I am thrilled to share that I will be moving into a new role within F.E.P. as the founder and president, and we will be hiring a new executive director (ED)."

Lauren Ornelas says her new role will see her doing more programmatic work, continuing to give talks and having more time to "connect with and work with activists."

Ornelas was the first woman of color to be inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame.

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