Recipe for Change Resources
Dig Deeper: Download IJM's factsheet to learn more.
A unique partnership between farmworkers and tomato growers called the Fair Food Program has made enormous strides in ending slavery and other abuses in Florida’s tomato fields. Supermarkets can help guarantee an end to slavery and other serious abuses in the tomato supply chain by joining the Fair Food Program. Learn more by downloading IJM’s factsheet.
This summer, we have a Recipe for Change: Join us as we campaign for guaranteed slave-free tomatoes. Click here to learn how you can get involved!
Experts on the issue: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a community-based organization of migrant workers that advocates for the rights of farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida. CIW investigates and exposes cases of slavery and other serious abuses on Florida's tomato farms, and developed the Fair Food Program to protect Florida's tomato pickers from exploitation.
Fair Food Standards Council: The Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) oversees implementation of the Fair Food Program, a unique farmworker- and consumer-driven initiative. The FFSC protects farmworkers by promoting:
- A farmworker wage increase, supported by a premium paid by corporate purchasers of Florida tomatoes (1.5 cents more per pound);
- A human rights-based code of conduct, applicable throughout the Florida tomato industry.
Rooted In Faith: Connecting your faith to the issue
Get inspired by other faith-based campaigns to help end slavery in U.S. tomato fields:
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