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.

The project offers unique benefits and services that target Migrants, Producers and Retailers.

Fair Food Project Explained

Members

Member Map

*This map may not reflect every location of participating Fair Food Project members. To have a location added please email mbennett@migrantlegalaid.org

Fair Food In The News

Pledge leverages stores’ buying power to protect farm workers

WOOD TV 8 interviewed Migrant Legal Aid Executive Director Teresa Hendricks about the Fair Food Project and it’s local members.​ See Video

MSU Recognizes Fair Food Project

MSU’s Center for Regional Food Systems Michigan Good Food Charter recognized MLA’s Fair Food Project. Read about it here.​

SpartanNash Signs Fair Food Pledge

SpartanNash supports fair labor practices for farmworkers. Read about their decision the take the pledge. 

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