Fair Food Project: Growing Justice
The Michigan Fair Food Project is a solution to ensure equitable and humane treatment of farmworkers and their families. Migrant Legal Aid partners with food producers, retailers, and employers to improve the quality of produce and the condition for farmworkers.
This Midwest-based project is inspired by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers located in Florida. With a similar emphasis on ethical behavior towards farmworkers, the Michigan Fair Food Project is the missing link in the Michigan Fair Food Systems.
This project is crucial to Michigan because of the state’s heavy dependence on agriculture and MSFW labor. In fact, there are over 64,000 Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and their families in Michigan who harvest 45 different crops by hand. This large number of workers indicates the large impact that Fair Food Project will have.