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The CIW’s Gerardo Reyes Chavez says the PC(USA) endorsement of the national boycott is great news for their campaign.
“We are appreciative of the hundreds of thousands of Presbyterians who have steadfastly stood beside farmworkers in making our vision of a just and dignified agricultural industry a reality through the FFP,” he said. “Today, Wendy’s has heard the call of farmworkers and Presbyterians together to take responsibility for human rights in their supply chain, and be part of a program that is ensuring justice for tens of thousands of farmworkers across Florida and the East Coast.”
Let us live up to Gerardo's words and faithfully pray and act in solidarity with the farmworkers. Here's how --
PRAY for Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program and uphold human rights, dignity and justice in anticipation of Wendy's Annual General Meeting on May 26. Learn more
ACT in solidarity with the farmworkers by calling the chair of Wendy's Board Chair, Mr. Peltz, and urge him to join the Fair Food Program and protect human rights. Download the Bulletin Insert with the phone # and suggested message.
Last week, the PC(USA) Stated Clerk, Gradye Parsons, Tony De La Rosa, Interim Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, Sara Lisherness, Director of Compassion, Peace & Justice, PC(USA) and Carol Winkler, Moderator of Presbyterian Women, signed onto a Faith Letter to Wendy's.
Download the 'Presbyterian Partnership in the CIW's Call to Wendy's' one-page overview of the Wendy's boycott and Presbyterian involvement.
In addition to the PC(USA) Fair Food site, just today the CIW launched the shiny new Wendy's Boycott website, where you can find everything else you need to support the campaign.
Recently, Women and Girls Thriving received a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation to use the garden on their property. The garden has not been cared for the last couple of years so it is very overgrown. Just a couple weeks ago we started a garden group through Women and Girls Thriving to plan and run the garden. The goal of the garden is to grow healthy food, but also to build community and leadership. A portion of the food grown will also go to the Brookline Food Pantry.
After a frustrating ordeal with the application process, I officially have my SNAP worked out and I went grocery shopping for the first time this week. I decided to get up early Monday morning and go shopping at 9am because, honestly, I was really nervous about it. I figured 9am on a Monday would be a slow time so if something went wrong or if I accidently made a scene trying to pay there would be less people to witness. I’m happy to say that, to my great relief, there was no scene to be had. Unlike the old ...
As I have mentioned in the past, because the focus of my year of service is food justice, my house mates and I are participating in two eating challenges. The first ran from September to the end of January and we ate only local food. While that challenge was definitely challenging, I think the lessons learned from it were not quite as applicable to daily life as my second challenge. From February first to the end of July we will no longer receive a food stipend and will instead depend on SNAP. I have been in the application process for ...