Farmworker Awareness Week highlights Fair Food Program at Compass Group locations across the nation!

This week, in honor of Farmworker Awareness Week, college campuses, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and many other partners of Compass Group USA were flooded with beautiful new graphics about the Fair Food Program – and an invitation for everyday consumers and socially-conscious college students to get involved in the Fair Food movement!  The efforts are being driven by Compass’s Student Success interns, Chartwells, Morrison Healthcare, Compass staff and Fair Food Chefs, many of whom have had the opportunity to visit Immokalee, speak directly with farmworkers and community leaders, and witness the impacts of the Fair Food Program first hand.  

In a timely coincidence with the growing wave of student organizing in the Campaign for Fair Food, Compass’s consumer education campaign  is taking place this week on a dizzying array of college campuses. Students are taking Farmworker Awareness Week to a new level at Ringling College of Art, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Wichita State University, the University of Arkansas, Schreiner University, Winona State University, Quinnipiac University, Keene State University, the College of Fenway,  Monclair State, Washburn University, University of Massachusetts, Clarion University, St. Cloud University,  Carroll University, St. Johns University, Florida International University, Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Becker College, Rockhurst College, Youngstown State University, Purdue University Northwest, Missouri State University, Barry University, Salem State University, Austin Peay State University, Northern Kentucky University – and that only a slice of the full list of schools!

Today, we wanted to share a few highlights from the flood of on-campus activities and social media play that Compass has unleashed in its #ICareAboutFair Campaign.  The Student Success Interns, who visited Immokalee back in February, have taken what they learned at CIW’s headquarters in Florida and crafted powerful local campaigns to get students involved all across the nation.  University of Arkansas student Liz Young posted an article detailing her experience in Immokalee, while other enterprising interns got the message out with activities on campus and social media:

Meanwhile, Fair Food Chefs stationed at Compass locations across the country like Fair Food Chef extraordinnaire Paul Ruszat, Richard Gustard, and many others gave out samples of delicious tomato salsa while simultaneously educating the public about the Fair Food Program:

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Be sure to sample the Roasted Tomato Salsa at Reisner Dining Hall. Chef Richard is sharing this recipe for Farmworker Awareness Week. 🍅 #icareaboutfair

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And for anyone who didn’t have the opportunity learn about the #ICareAboutFair Campaign in person this week, the Twitterverse was filled with beautiful original graphics to educate the public, reaching millions of new consumers nationwide:

We here in Immokalee take our hats off to the whole team at Compass, from the hard-working staff to the Student Success Interns and the Fair Food Chefs, who together have pulled off a tremendous educational campaign for 2019’s Farmworker Awareness Week.  Their efforts illustrate the powerful impact that can be accomplished through true, meaningful partnership between farmworker leaders and some of the world’s largest food providers.  Make sure to check out their #ICareAboutFair campaign and share it with your networks!