Fair Food

Fair Food Project: Benefits for Migrant Workers

The Fair Food Project aims to improve farmworkers’ daily lives and improve our food systems. We closely monitor farms and migrant housing sites in Michigan. When we discover significant legal violations, we reach out to our Fair Food Project members, which include retailers, food processers, and even consumers.


The Michigan Fair Food Project targets migrants in several ways. Outreach trips to migrant housing sites occur frequently to educate the workers and view their living and working conditions. During these trips, education sessions will take place, offering information on employment, healthcare, and education.

Wage Calculation

Workers will be taught how to calculate wages owed compared to piece rate, how changing laws affect workers, and the rights and responsibilities of Michigan workers. There will be a special program focusing on women’s health, which includes domestic violence issues and breast cancer screening. Furthermore, programs that focus on children will inform workers of child labor laws, school access, daycare opportunities and other social services. Workers with limited English proficiency will be assisted and will receive referrals to community resources. Lastly, workers will be taught how to best handle interactions with law enforcement.


These outreach trips aim to educate workers and discover potential work, health, and education-related issues.

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When you or your organization commit to the Fair Food Pledge, you support migrant workers, acknowledge their contribution to our community, and create a more equitable food system.
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