Fair Food and Christian Vocation Sunday

Just before Christian Vocation Sunday and Labor Day, the Campaign for Fair Food of the Presbyterian Hunger Program has announced that the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has come to a fair food agreement with Sodexo.  The Campaign for Fair Food is offering resources for churches to celebrate Christian Vocation Sunday on September 5.  Read the e-newsletter from the Campaign for Fair Food below for more details and to see how you can take action for fair food:

Dear Friends:

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers(CIW) has forged a fair food agreement with food service provider Sodexo!  Sodexo services a number of Presbyterian-affiliated colleges and is  the ninth food retailer to sign an agreement with the CIW.  Now the three largest food service providers in the
nation (Compass, Aramark, Sodexo) are working together with the CIW and willing growers to improve wages and conditions for Florida farmworkers.  Read the agreement in full.

This coming Sunday is a perfect time to celebrate the CIW’s recent agreement and to insist that supermarket leaders also do their part.  The Presbyterian Church celebrates the Sunday before Labor Day as Vocation Sunday.  It’s a time to reflect upon how each of us is responding
to God’s call and upon the church at work in the world.

+ Use the prayer resources for this Sunday

+ Drop of a manager’s letter to your local supermarket when you shop, encouraging the company to work with the CIW to end farmworker exploitation in the tomato fields.  There are
letters for Kroger, Publix, and Ahold as well as a general manager’s letter.

We move forward celebrating God’s pledge to bring about a world of joy and justice as we remember and proclaim with the prophet Isaiah, “they shall not labor in vain!”

PC(USA) Campaign for Fair Food

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