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CPS lunchroom workers: Kid-approved fresh food program needs more staff!

CPS lunchroom workers: Kid-approved fresh food program needs more staff!

This summer, Chicago Public Schools took its school food program in an exciting new direction by nearly eliminating frozen, pre-plated meals from its lunchrooms. Yet, just two weeks before launching the program at the start of the school year, CPS also announced the layoff of 200 lunchroom workers.  The results of a survey of 500… Read more »

Food Day: A Year-Round Movement for Real Food

Food Day: A Year-Round Movement for Real Food

Next Thursday, organizations, communities and individuals across the U.S. will come together to celebrate Food Day.  Its name is, however, somewhat deceptive.  Food Day—which aims to encourage and empower people to Eat Real—isn’t one day at all.  It’s a year-round movement to lift up “real food,” that is, true nourishment that is healthy, affordable, accessible… Read more »

After Landmark Agreement at American, DC Food Movement Leaders Advocate for Real Food and Jobs at Howard

After Landmark Agreement at American, DC Food Movement Leaders Advocate for Real Food and Jobs at Howard

Yesterday, leaders from the food justice movement in DC stood up alongside cafeteria workers at Howard University in another exciting move forward for DC’s Real Food Real Jobs campaign. The historic delegation, which included members of Bread for the City, Food and Water Watch, Common Good City Farm, Food Day, Union of Concerned Scientists, and… Read more »

The Food Movement in 2012: Our Top 5 Learnings

The Food Movement in 2012: Our Top 5 Learnings

From the incredible victories by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to the saddening loss of the Community Food Security Coalition, it’s been an up and down and altogether historic year for the food movement. We’re ready to hit the ground running again, but before we do, we’re taking a minute to reflect on our top… Read more »

Food Day in Boston: “I’m proud to have a voice on the job”

Food Day in Boston: “I’m proud to have a voice on the job”

In celebration of Food Day, 150 students, workers, and community allies gathered at Northeastern University to calling for “Justice in the Food Chain” – from Immokalee to Boston, from farm to cafeteria. The panel and roundtable discussion brought together dining service workers, students, and faculty from Boston’s many colleges – along with farmworkers, organic growers,… Read more »

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