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 Michigan’s food system.
This project is crucial to Michigan because of the state’s heavy dependence on agriculture and MSFW labor. In fact, there are over 94,000 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.
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RESOURCES: State of Michigan. (2013). Concentration of Migrant and seasonal Farmworkers and Dependent Nonworkers by County 2013. Retrieved from https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/MSFW_Fact_Sheet_496512_7.pdf