The “Why” of National Farm Worker Ministry

In the business world, there is a concept called “The Golden Circle,” and it states that the most successful organizations are built on why they do things.  When you look at the nuts and bolts, an organization is not successful because of how or what they do, but the why.  The mission.  The vision.  When […]


Patriarchy and Publix: Why We Need the Fair Food Program

If you live anywhere near the sunny state of Florida, bets are you have heard of a group of tomato pickers who are taking the East Coast by storm.  Formed in the 1990’s by a small group of workers who began meeting in a local church to discuss ways to better their living and working […]

Photo courtesy of Coalition of Immokalee Workers

I am my “sister’s” keeper: Faith Leaders and Farm Workers Gather on International Women’s Day

As the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) continue their “Now is the Time” Tour to bring awareness to the injustices experienced by farm workers harvesting tomatoes for both Wendy’s and Publix, National Farm Worker Ministry’s own Board of Directors member Olgha Sierra Sandman proves that faith organizations are standing on the side of justice. NFWM called on thousands of […]

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers- Now is the Time Tour

Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for their Now is the Time Tour!  CIW is organizing a 10 day tour to put pressure on Wendy’s and Publix Supermarkets to join the Fair Food Program.  Actions will take place in North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. The Fair Food Program has increased wages […]


Walmart Joins Fair Food Program

Corporate giant Walmart just joined the Fair Food Program by signing a historic agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)! The National Farm Worker Ministry and its Youth and Young Adult Network congratulate the tomato pickers of Immokalee for their persistent pursuit of justice in Florida’s fields. Another corporate giant has acknowledged the hard […]


Food Justice Advocates Urge Wendy’s to Protect Farm Workers’ Rights

NFWM was one of 75 food justice advocates to sign onto a letter to Wendy’s CEO insisting that they join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program. The letter urged Wendy’s CEO, Emil Brolock, to uphold the values of Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas and to ensure that the rights of farm workers will be […]

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NFWM congratulates the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for receiving the Freedom from Want medal

NFWM congratulates the Coalition of Immokalee Worker (CIW) for receiving the Freedom from Want Medal at the Roosevelt Institute’s 2013 Four Freedoms Awards. Your hard work over the past 20 years in the Campaign for Fair Food has been an inspiration to us and we know that you will continue the fight for justice in […]


NFWM Executive Board member, Sam Trickey, stands alongside members of the CIW

Congratulations to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for its successful Southeast Publix Truth Tour! NFWM and its Youth and Young Adult Network (YAYA) stand with the CIW in their  quest for justice. The two-week tour started in Gainesville, Florida, where supporters organized a  week-long series of actions in support of farm workers. NFWM Executive Board […]


Southeast Publix Truth Tour!

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) invites you to join them for their Southeast tour to pressure Publix Supermarkets to join the Fair Food program. What: CIW’s Southeast Publix Truth Tour. When and where: September 21 to October 5th, in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. For the exact schedule click here. Why (from […]


Chipotle Signs Agreement with CIW to Join Fair Food Program

The National Farm Worker Ministry congratulates the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Chipotle Mexican Grill on the October 4th signing of the Fair Food Agreement!  We thank our many supporters who wrote letters, visited stores, marched with the CIW and worked tirelessly to bring a message of fairness and equality on behalf of tomato farm […]

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112 Cox Ave., Ste. 208
Raleigh, NC 27605
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