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Ahold USA Joins the Fair Food Program!

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on August 1, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2)

BREAKING NEWS: A momentous day for farmworkers! Ahold USA, one of the world's largest grocery chains, joins the Fair Food Program! Years of painstaking work by the CIW, have finally been brought to fruition in this agreement with Ahold. Way to go CIW and Ahold! http://ciw-online.org/

Check out more news about this historic event on our our Facebook and Twitter accounts by clicking the icons below.

FAIR FOOD PARADE & CONCERT - SAT. MARCH 21, 2015

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on March 18, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We invite you to you to join us and the Fair Food nation at the annual CIW Spring Action in St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Come by our famous interactive art feature and take a selfie to post on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat accounts with a#TCFairFood to @Wendys and @Publix!  We would love to see you and say "Hi!"


The parade kicks off at 12:00 p.m. from Bartlett Park and the concert will start at Vinoy Park at 3:00 p.m. headlined by Grammy Award winners Ozotmatli, and will be joined by friends La Santa Cecilia, and Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics to round out the program.  Be FAIR and be there!


To find out more information about times, locations, travel directions, lodging, etc. - go to: www.ciw-online.org/concert


For more information on Treasure Coast Fair Food's involvement, actions and education campaigns, click on the ACTION and EDUCATION tabs on this website's menu.  Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-the-last-minute information about our exciting events as they unfold!! www.facebook.com/TCFairFood and www.twitter.com/TCFairFood.

PUBLIX ACTION MARCH AND "FOOD CHAINS" FILM 11/24/2014

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on November 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

PUBLIX ACTION MARCH AND FOOD CHAINS FILM

COMING TO CITY PLACE - WEST PALM BEACH

Monday, November 24, 2014

Parisian 20 IMAX Theater, 545 Hibiscus St., West Palm Beach, FL 33410

Meet on Rosemary Ave. sidewalk in front of the IMAX theater for the march to Publix.

March begins at 5:00 p.m. - Film starts at 6:30 p.m.

November 24, 2014: From Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser, producer of Food Inc. and Fast Food Nation, comes a powerful and shocking expose about what feeds our country narrated by Forrest Whitaker. This powerful, true story of one small group of Florida workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America’s fields will inspire you to demand your food be fair! This showing is SOLD OUT.

Official film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqZLrXVAde4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqZLrXVAde4

Commentary: In the faces and through the voices of a small group of Florida farmworkers and their friends, an amazing story unfolds virtually in our backyard. It takes us from what has been termed modern day slavery to global recognition of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their Fair Food strategy as one the most effective labor movements in history. "Food Chains" unveils the plight of farmworkers who harvest food for our families. From the history of human rights abuses in America’s fields, to the Fair Food strategy that links farmers, workers, and bulk buyers agreeing to human rights and justice in the fields, the film takes us through a hidden America.

Join us on the Fair Food march to Publix! Don’t miss out on being a part of this amazing story of success! The Treasure Coast Fair Food group advocates for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their ground-breaking work to ensure Fair Food for all - from field to fork, fairly and justly.

 

Fair Food Presentation at MCC - WPB, 11/2/2014

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on November 3, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Back from giving a Fair Food presentation to our wonderful Fair Food family and friends at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches - WPB, on Sunday, 2 Nov. What an exhilarating experience!!! To be welcomed by such a warm, inclusive, generous and hospitable people made us feel humbled and honored. Our Fair Food fam & friends at MCC - WPB, had definitely done their homework, been on a field/road trip to Immokalee recently, and been on a month long Social Justice learning "pilgrimage" of sorts, seeking more ways of bringing peace and justice into our world. Everything about their service was centered on and around peace, justice, making a positive difference, and how to make them part of present and meaningful work and aspirations in our daily lives, each according to our abilities and resources.

A 15 minute presentation followed by what should have been 5 min Q & A, turned out to be a bit longer due to the intense interest and involvement of our Fair Food fam & friends. Great questions! Again, thank you for inviting us and for your loving welcome, MCC - WPB!

The world responds to Walmart joining the Fair Food Program!

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on January 23, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A new chapter in American history was written in a watermelon packing shed last week by co-authors Walmart and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers! And as the world responds to the news, the people of the Fair Food nation recognize the huge victory by celebrating with every meal, snack, and sip of their day! Share the story and the great news about the day that the Walmart conglomerate came to sit at the Fair Food table!!! 

http://ciw-online.org/2014/01/20/walmart-american-history/

Exciting Events

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on October 31, 2013 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We are ramping up for the Wendy's Founders Day Wake Up Call and March on November 16, 2013 at 11:00. Wendy's we want you to join the Fair Food Program. Your excuses for not signing the FFP agreement just don't wash and are wearing thin! We invite everyone to bring their signs, water, signed Letter to Wendy's Manager, megaphone, etc. and join us for a day of fun and frolic and focus on Fair Food! The person with the best costume and sign will win a small token of our appreciation. Meet us at Wendy's in Stuart FL, US Hwy 1 and Kanner Hwy. Be FAIR and be there!


On November 14, two days, yes that's 2 days, before the Wendy's Wake Up Call and March, there will be an empowering educational opportunity that comes along only once in a blue moon over the Treasure Coast! The Martin County Sheriff's Department in partnership with St. Leo University are holding a day-long course in Human Trafficking: The Realities of Modern-Day Slavery. The primary focus of the course is to provide an understanding of the origins, methods of operation, and indicators of the trafficking of human beings creating big profit for the trafficker. Human Trafficking includes Forced Labor, Domestic Servitude, Adult Sex Trafficking and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. The course will acquaint attendees with the importance of a victim-centered approach to the investigation and rescue of victims and the importance of a collaborative approach with NGO – Service Providers. In the spirit of giving back to the community, St. Leo University is underwriting the course costs. Check our November Calendar page for more course and registration details.


We are excited about developing expansion plans for educational events at our local colleges in partnership with other groups and organizations which promote social responsibility, sustainability and Fair Food practices at all levels of our food chain industries.


We are also expanding our contacts to offer educational and advocacy opportunities within our Hispanic faith-based communities along the Treasure Coast. We have been busy bees as you can see! More to come later!


In peace and justice, your friends at - TCFF

Educational Opportunity - Human Trafficking Course

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on October 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

HUMAN TRAFFICKING COURSE, THE REALITIES OF MODERN-DAY SLAVERY

When:  Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where: Martin County Sheriff's Department - 800 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart FL 34994

How: To sign up,email Karin May, M.S., at karin.may@saintleo.edu. For questions, call 352.588.7313


This amazing educational opportunity is being offered by Martin County Sheriff's Department in partnership with St. Leo University Criminal Justice department. In the spirit of giving back to the community, St. Leo underwriting the costs of this course. Learn more about what is going on in your backyard.


LABOR DAY MARCH AT PUBLIX IN STUART, FL

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on September 7, 2013 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

NEWSFLASH!

 

 

 

The 2013 Labor Day rally and march at PUBLIX in Stuart, FL was a huge success by all accounts. CIW families and friends descended on the PUBLIX in Stuart, FL with full steam! Hosted overnight by our wonderful friends and TCFF members Ray and Ellyn Stevenson, who graciously opened their home to the CIW families for the night before the great march, we got off to a great start and were joined by over 60 people at last count. Much love and thanks to Ray and Ellyn!

 

Our gratitude also goes out to our wonderful friends and members of Temple Beit HaYam who so generously hosted CIW families and friends for a tasty, nutritious and Fair Food lunch! Yummy! Thanks Reb Jeff and congregation and a big shout out to Steve Rozansky!

 

What started out as a small but dedicated and committed group of 12 people who shared a strong conviction to work for fair wages, justice and human rights in a sustainable model of Fair Food at all levels of our food chain has now gained a following and readership across the nation. Thanks to all of our friends, followers and readers our action, advocacy and educational work at TCFF have gained national interest. Keep fighting the Fair fight, dear friends, for Fair Food for all! We can do it! Si se puede!

 

Enjoy our pictures of the Labor Day rally and march in Stuart on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TreasureCoastFairFood or follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TCFairFood!

Wendy's Week of Action Rally in Port St. Lucie, FL

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on August 12, 2013 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Newsflash - Wendy’s Week of Action in Port St. Lucie, FL was a solid success! The Treasure Coast Fair Food group were real traffic stoppers in front of Wendy’s on Saturday morning, 10-Aug-2013! Our rally site was splendid and sunny and we couldn’t have picked a better “location, location, location”!

 

We had a wonderful teaching opportunity when the occupants of one car stopped and asked us what we were doing and what participating in the Fair Food Program is all about. We were only too happy to explain the 1 Penny More Per Pound concept. What an opportunity!

They also asked us the loaded question, “Why doesn’t Wendy’s participate in it too?” Good question. Wendy’s answers just don’t wash the stench of injustice and modern-day slavery off their hands.  Great job TCFF!  Keep up the good work!

 

August 26, 2013 - TCFF Meeting

Posted by adm_tcfairfood on July 29, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

August 26, 2013 - TCFF meeting will be held at the Stevenson residence at 7 p.m. Join our event on ww.facebook.com/TreasureCoastFairFood. Contact us at info@tcfairfood.org or direct message us on Facebook or www.Twitter.com/TCFairFood for more details and directions.


This is going to be exciting - planning for our upcoming events in the Fall/Winter season! Come ready to toss lots of new ideas around.


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