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For Food Day, University of LaVerne Workers Stand Up for a Sustainable Future

For Food Day, University of LaVerne Workers Stand Up for a Sustainable Future

Today we celebrate the second annual Food Day, a national day of action celebrating the movement toward a more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food system. A core priority of Food Day is to better “support fair working conditions for food and farm workers,” and food workers across the country are standing up to do just… Read more »

Pomona College Dining Workers Report Unsustainable Injury Rate

Pomona College Dining Workers Report Unsustainable Injury Rate

Over the past few years, Pomona has committed to purchasing only cage-free eggs, providing fair trade and organic coffee and teas, and offering only local and/or organic whole fruit in all of its dining halls. Indeed, Pomona College’s dining services prides itself on its sustainability efforts: “We strive to make the food climate at Pomona… Read more »

Growing a Passion for Food and Justice at Pomona College

Growing a Passion for Food and Justice at Pomona College

On Monday, October 24, over 75 Claremont College students, faculty, staff, and community members joined workers from Pomona College dining halls to celebrate Food Day. The event began with New Haven Alderman and Yale cook Frank Douglass leading Pomona workers and students in preparing a meal of recipes made in the Yale dining halls, including… Read more »

Our Food Day Events

Our Food Day Events

UNITE HERE is excited to be an official partner of the first national Food Day.  Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. We’ll be celebrating Food Day by hosting and participating in events on college campuses across the United… Read more »

Talking Real Food & Real Jobs in Los Angeles

Talking Real Food & Real Jobs in Los Angeles

Last Wednesday, workers and students from Pomona-Pitzer Colleges and Loyola Marymount University came together to talk about the role of food in their lives, work, and school. Students discussed how they might have been able to avoid gaining the “freshman 15” if there were healthier choices in the dining hall, and cooks from both schools… Read more »

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