Giving Tuesday Challenge: Help us raise $5,000 TODAY – and your donation will be doubled!

Young Fair Food leaders take up the mic to lead chants and songs during a Wendy’s Boycott action in New York City (November 2019).

Calling on the Fair Food Nation: Giving Tuesday is here, and we need your help to keep the Fair Food movement strong!

Help us get to $5,000 TODAY, and your donation will be matched!

Today is Giving Tuesday, the day millions of people across the country set aside as a reminder to donate to their favorite charities, giving whatever they can to build stronger communities and a better, more just society.  For the women and men in America’s fields and their families, the proven, powerful program best equipped to do just that is, unequivocally, the Fair Food Program.

Today, we need YOUR help to keep the Fair Food Program growing, to bring desperately-needed human rights protections to millions more farmworkers across the country!

For nearly twenty years, consumer allies have fought with love and determination alongside farmworkers and their families to uproot abuse and exploitation from America’s fields.  Through countless delegations to Immokalee, presentations in schools and churches from coast to coast, and high-spirited actions, we have built an unstoppable force for change, winning powerful agreements with once-untouchable corporate giants.  And through those agreements, we have built the Fair Food Program, ushering in an unprecedented era of rights, respect, and dignity for farmworkers. 

And just yesterday, two of those allies who have marched, fasted, and stood alongside farmworkers for countless years have stepped up to propel the potential of Giving Tuesday even further for the Fair Food Nation: Sue and Phil Carter have pledged a $5,000 match to the Fair Food Program in acknowledgment of Giving Tuesday!

Here is Sue’s message, in her own words:

Sue Carter (center), a longtime ally of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, stands with other Ohio allies.

We’ve supported the Fair Food Program for many years because we were so inspired by the farmworkers’ hard work, commitment and amazing successes. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Fair Food Standards Council have faced enormous challenges over the years, but they never give up. They set impossible goals — ending slavery and abuse in the fields — and then they achieve them! 

Through our ongoing support and added match donation, we and other consumers can join the farmworkers in their effort and say “thank you” for creating the Fair Food Program and for picking the food we eat each day. When thousands of consumers each give what they can afford, we know the Fair Food Program will continue to grow and bring justice to all of us.

 – Sue Carter

Please share the call to action with your friends, family, and networks – and head over to the Fair Food Giving Tuesday site to make a donation today!