The Fair Food Program: 

Justice in America's Tomato Farms 

"The Fair Food Program is a human rights program that is designed, monitored, and enforced by the very workers whose rights it is intended to protect.

 

From extreme poverty to sexual harassment and even modern-day slavery, farmworkers have faced abuses at work for as long as anyone can remember. Because workers are the only actors in the supply chain with a vital and abiding interest in seeing that their rights are effectively monitored and enforced, they have, in the case of the Fair Food Program, constructed a system that actually works.

 

In fact, the Fair Food Program is a truly new form of human rights program that can be called Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR).  Thanks to the workers’ leading role in shaping its design, the Fair Food Program’s structure, function and results stand in stark contrast to the traditional approach of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  In short, in the Fair Food Program, workers are not just at the table, they are at the head of the table."

 

Learn more about the Fair Food Program and the work the Fair Food Alliance, in conjunction with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers , is doing to end modern slavery in America's tomato fields. 

 

Since 2005, there have been a total of 14 partners in the successful Fair Food Program: Let's hope Wendy's and Publix get on board for 2016! There's also a list of tomato brands included in the Fair Food Program. 

 

Ahold USA - Stop & Shop, Giant and Peapod (2015)
Fresh Market (2015)
Walmart (2014)
Chipotle Mexican Grill (2012)
Trader Joe’s (2012)
Sodexo (2010)
Aramark (2010)
Compass Group (2009)
Bon Appetit Management Company (2009)
Subway (2008)
Whole Foods Market (2008)
Burger King (2008)
McDonald’s (2007)
Yum Brands - Taco Bell (2005)

 

 

Did you know that Stop & Shop, Giant and Peapod are part of the Fair Food Program? They are the first major grocery store chain to give their full support of this highly successful worker-driven human rights program. Thank you, Ahold Corporation, for making a great decision. The people who buy tomatoes from you can sleep a little better at night, knowing that the farm workers were treated with dignity and respect. 

January 28, 2016

Boot the Braids is a student-led protest against the Wendy's Corporation. Students for the Fair Food Program have banded together across the country, boycottiong Wendy's beacuse their burgers are square but they sure ain't fair. 

This Valentine's Day, tell the Wendy's Corporation, "Your burgers may be square, but your food ain't fair!" Learn how you can join in the campaign to get this fast food giant to stand in solidariry with its competition, Taco Bell, Subway, McDonald's and Burger King. Tell Wendy's to show the tomato farm workers their love or you are going to Book the Braids. 

 

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