• 5/10 Presbytery Council at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • 5/13 PEVA Letter Offering Zoom 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
  • 5/13 PEVA Letter Offering Zoom 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • 5/18 Radial Dialogue Team 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • 5/18 Commission on Preparation for Ministry 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
  • 5/19 Trustees/SMT 1:00 via Zoom
  • 6/1 Commission on Ministry at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • 6/3 Congregational Vitality Team 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

Fair Food

FAIR FOOD NEWURGE SUPERMARKETS TO USE FAIR FOOD  The Fair Food Program is a unique farmworker and consumer driven initiative consisting of a Wage increase supported by a price premium paid by corporate purchasers of Florida tomatoes, Human-rights-based Code of Conduct applicable throughout the Florida tomato industry.  Info and resources at www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/compassion-peace-justice/hunger/nationaldevelopment/fair-food/  Join the Campaign for Fair Food in calling on Wendy's to pay tomato pickers 1 more cent per bucket!  For generations, Florida tomato pickers have labored for sub-poverty wages under exploitative working conditions including, in extreme instances, modern slavery.

But a new day has dawned in the Florida tomato industry. Over the last decade, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), other faith bodies, students and sustainable food groups have convinced corporate food buyers to pay a penny per pound increase that their suppliers pass on to workers in their wages and to commit to purchasing only from those growers that uphold the fair food standards.

Of the five largest fast food corporations in the country—Taco Bell (Yum! Brands), McDonald's, Subway, Burger King, and Wendy's - Wendy's is the ONLY ONE NOT participating in the Fair Food Program.

Send a postcard to Wendy's CEO, urging the company to join the Fair Food Program, learn more and take further action at www.pcusa.org/fairfood.

Largest retailer joins Fair Food

Last Published: May 16, 2018 3:50 PM