Over the past two decades, communities and individuals from a number of faith traditions and denominations have contributed profoundly to realize farmworkers’ dream of dignity in the fields. Today, this dream comes to life in the groundbreaking Fair Food Program. The deep and longstanding partnership between farmworkers and people of faith persists as religious communities continue to bring spiritual uplift, grounding in tradition, and moral weight to the Fair Food movement.
Houses of worship are centers of mobilizing in the Campaign for Fair Food, moving community members from pews to peaceful, public witness while housing and feeding innumerable farmworkers and allies during tours and demonstrations. Denominations have passed national and state-wide resolutions calling on corporations to join the Fair Food Program (and most recently, endorsing the Wendy’s Boycott; religious bodies and orders help to pass shareholder resolutions at corporations’ annual general meetings; and thousands of people of faith join farmworkers year-round in putting their faith in action through prayers, pickets, pray-ins, fasts, and marches.
To secure the rights of tens of thousands of farmworkers – and expand these gains to hundreds of thousands more across the country – the involvement of people of faith in the Campaign for Fair Food is now more important than ever.
Join us in the struggle for farmworker justice today! Check out the many ways you can take action, and visit the tradition-specific resource pages linked further down to learn more about how you and your community can get involved.
- Contact us to arrange for a farmworker to speak with your congregation about the ongoing struggle for justice.
- Write a piece for your congregation’s bulletin, email list, or website on the issues facing farmworkers. Contact us for a campaign-specific bulletin insert.
- Seek endorsement of the Wendy’s Boycott from your congregation, denomination, tradition, or organization. You can find a fillable form and complete list of endorsers here.
- Submit a letter to the editor or an op/ed to your local paper to amplify farmworkers’ call for Fair Food. You can download a how-to guide here.
- Organize a group to visit Immokalee to meet with farmworkers and witness first-hand the profound changes of the Fair Food Program in workers’ living and working conditions.
- Become a Fair Food Sustainer by committing a monthly financial contribution, in order to support the advancement of farmworkers’ fundamental human rights through the Fair Food Program and the Campaign for Fair Food.
- Pray for or reflect on the reality of all workers, especially those who work under sweatshop-like conditions and those who are leading their own struggle for justice.