Category: Fair Food Program to the Fore: November 2012 – October 2013

Too good to not share: Letter to the editor conversation on Publix campaign turns real…

Too good to not share: Letter to the editor conversation on Publix campaign turns real…

Publix defender gets taken to school on workings of Fair Food Program in web-based dialogue Above, a CIW member portrays Publix resisting progress for farmworkers’ human rights under the Fair Food Program during last spring’s March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food. It began last week with a letter to the editor -- in Publix's hometown paper, the Lakeland Ledger >> Read More
Wendy’s Week of Action is right around the corner! Take part this August 3-11 and tell Wendy’s to get with the (Fair Food) program…

Wendy’s Week of Action is right around the corner! Take part this August 3-11 and tell Wendy’s to get with the (Fair Food) program…

Above, the Student/Farmworker Alliance flyer mobilizing members across the country for the upcoming week of action borrows an image from the Taco Bell boycott days. Find an action near you! Ann Arbor, MI: Margaret, mgleeson21@gmail.com  Asheville, NC : Claire, claire@interfaithact.org Chicago, IL: Meghan, meghan@sfalliance.org  Columbus, OH: Ohio Fair Food, ohiofairfood@gmail.com  Denver, CO: Lani, barry.lani@gmail.com  Estero, FL: Jordan, jordan@interfaithact.org  Louisville, KY: >> Read More
Things are looking up in TN… for Fair Food!

Things are looking up in TN… for Fair Food!

Through house parties and the hard work of thoughtful alliance building, the Fair Food Movement is taking root in the Volunteer State, and making its voice heard...  Following a boisterous picket (pictured below) by a broad coalition of more than 50 students, people of faith, labor activists, and consumers last month in Nashville, TN, Fair Food fever began to spread >> Read More
Sabor a sudor…

Sabor a sudor…

Farmworker families, South Florida allies join forces for spirited picket outside Publix's new store aimed at Latino market in Miami's Little Havana! Publix is making a play for Florida's massive Latino market, but the company's refusal to support farmworkers' human rights through the CIW's Fair Food Program might just come back to haunt the Lakeland-based grocery giant. On the heels >> Read More
Ripped from the headlines!

Ripped from the headlines!

Publix's hometown paper catches up with United Methodist Women as they as they call on Carol Jenkins Barnett to support farmworkers' human rights, study roots of modern-day slavery...  Over 60 United Methodist Women from the Florida conference joined CIW members and allies in a prayer vigil at the Southgate Publix in Lakeland last Friday, and the joyous action caught the >> Read More
“We appreciate the issues that you are raising with us today, and we’ve appreciated it each of the previous years that you’ve come.” – Dave Dillon, CEO, Kroger

“We appreciate the issues that you are raising with us today, and we’ve appreciated it each of the previous years that you’ve come.” – Dave Dillon, CEO, Kroger

Another shareholder meeting, another barrage of empty words from a food industry CEO as the Fair Food Nation demands real social responsibility, both inside and out of the Kroger shareholder meeting in Ohio... Even with much of the summer heat focused on Wendy's and Publix, there's certainly more than enough energy in the Fair Food Nation to share some with the other >> Read More
President Jimmy Carter writes letter to CIW following 2013 Roosevelt Freedom from Want Medal

President Jimmy Carter writes letter to CIW following 2013 Roosevelt Freedom from Want Medal

"My hope is that this will become a model for social responsibility within the agricultural industry." Well-wishers from Michael Pollan to Mark Bittman weigh in after announcement of award... Last week's news of the CIW's selection for the Roosevelt Institute's Freedom from Want Medal brought many kind words of congratulations from around the worlds of human rights and food justice. Rather than >> Read More
Quaker youth to Wendy’s: “What does your heart call upon you to do?”…

Quaker youth to Wendy’s: “What does your heart call upon you to do?”…

Over 150 Quaker youth, adults march together on Wendy's at national gathering in Colorado, demand Fair Food! On the eve of Independence Day, Quaker youth from around the country organized a free civics lesson for the executives who run Wendy's -- the same executives who, just weeks ago, justified their decision to reject the CIW's Fair Food Program by calling the Program >> Read More
A 4th to Remember: CIW honored as 2013 Four Freedoms Award Laureate!

A 4th to Remember: CIW honored as 2013 Four Freedoms Award Laureate!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C.  Roosevelt Institute to award CIW representatives Freedom from Want Medal October 16 in NYC With Independence Day just around the corner, CIW members and Fair Food activists everywhere can celebrate with added cheer this year, as the CIW has been selected to receive the Roosevelt Institute's prestigious Freedom from Want Medal for 2013 in recognition of our >> Read More
Cosecha de verguenza…

Cosecha de verguenza…

Massive slavery operation uncovered in Mexican tomato fields underscores value of Fair Food Program and market consequences for human rights violations Earlier this month, a horrifying story of human rights abuse and exploitation broke when Mexican authorities rescued nearly 300 workers from brutal forced labor conditions on a tomato farm in the state of Jalisco. Here is an excerpt from a report >> Read More