Category: Fair Food Takes Root: January 2012 – October 2012

Letters from the Front: Consumers tell their favorite food companies that justice comes before brand loyalty…

Letters from the Front: Consumers tell their favorite food companies that justice comes before brand loyalty…

Chipotle, Publix told: Give us Fair Food, or we're not coming back! From time to time, consumers send us copies of letters they have written to their favorite food companies in which they take the corporation to task for not supporting the Fair Food Program. The letters are inevitably poignant, because when someone has spent years patronizing a restaurant or >> Read More
Lakeland Ledger op/ed on Fair Food Program:

Lakeland Ledger op/ed on Fair Food Program:

  "Publix has chosen the path of public relations falsehoods and corporate greed for their shareholders over doing the right thing." Labor Day 2012 saw a tremendous outpouring of support for the Fair Food Program, in both action and words. In our last post, we mentioned that several papers published op/eds shining a light on the Fair Food Program in >> Read More
Wash Post op/ed on Fair Food Program:

Wash Post op/ed on Fair Food Program:

Wash Post op/ed on Fair Food Program: "The CIW model is one of the great human rights success stories of our day." Photos and reports from the Publix Labor Day of Action continue to roll in, including this one from Miami where participants report that a substantial group of students and South Florida community members delivered over 100 handwritten letters >> Read More
Fair Food Nation drops the hammer on Publix from Tampa to Atlanta!

Fair Food Nation drops the hammer on Publix from Tampa to Atlanta!

Multiple Labor Day protests marked by increasingly harsh tactics from Publix's anti-Fair Food response team... Labor Day is the one time each year we stop to recognize the contributions of workers to the country's long history of economic prosperity and social progress. And what better way to celebrate than to stand with farmworkers from Immokalee in the Campaign for Fair >> Read More
Turning up the heat on Chipotle…

Turning up the heat on Chipotle…

"Fair Food Fridays" wrap up in Philly, but pressure won't let up in the fall; Rabbis for Human Rights - North America says "Now the focus is on Chipotle"! With Chipotle's "Cultivate" Festival -- and the CIW's alternative Fair Food Festival -- now just two weeks away, and with the advance team of CIW members and allies already in place >> Read More
Florida Clergy to Publix: “Lack of respect for… workers who harvest the tomatoes you sell is inexplicable.”

Florida Clergy to Publix: “Lack of respect for… workers who harvest the tomatoes you sell is inexplicable.”

From the Gainesville Sun: "A penny, used to illustrate the request of a penny-per-pound increase on tomatoes, lies at the feet of Father Les Singleton of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Micanopy, as he speaks to members and supporters of Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice during a press conference at University Lutheran Church, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. >> Read More
Labor Day celebrated the right way…

Labor Day celebrated the right way…

Fair Food activists ramping up for a Labor Day of Action with Publix protests across southeast market states! This Labor Day weekend, a weekend in which we honor the contributions of workers to our society, Fair Food activists across the southern states that make up Publix's market -- from Homestead to Sarasota in Florida to Nashville, Atlanta, and more -- >> Read More
CIW, Food for Maine’s Future join forces for Maine’s 2012 blueberry harvest…

CIW, Food for Maine’s Future join forces for Maine’s 2012 blueberry harvest…

Maine's family farm movement, Florida's farmworker movement work together to build bridge between local community and farmworkers in rural Maine Maine has many claims to fame -- delicious lobsters, breathtaking landscapes and majestic rocky coastlines chief among them -- but for many, the state's short-bush blueberry harvest is first and foremost on the list of things that make Maine one >> Read More