Who We Are
The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.
Voices of the Food Chain
Voices of the Food Chain is a project of the Food Chain Workers Alliance and Real Food Media to capture and share stories of the country’s 20 million food workers in their own words. Including voices of farmworkers, warehouse workers, meatpackers, line cooks, restaurant servers and more, the project features conversations recorded with StoryCorps, black and white portraits, and a video on the current challenges and victories at the intersection of labor and food. Voices of the Food Chain is part of a growing national movement to bring justice to all workers along the food chain.
Produced by Real Food Media
Emmanuel Camacho, Director & Producer
Jamie Davalos, Camera Operator & Sound Recording
International Food Workers Week November 22-28, 2015
Join us in honoring the hands that feed us!
International Food Workers Week (IFWW) is held annually the week around Thanksgiving to engage the public about the importance of food workers and to move people to take action in support of the workers. Events or actions around the U.S. are organized by FCWA, member groups, and allies.
We are working with Anna Lappé’s Real Food Media on our joint Voices of the Food Chain project. Before and during IFWW, we will release five StoryCorps conversations that were recorded at our spring 2015 worker leaders retreat. We will also release a new video “Voices of the Food Chain” featuring workers across the food chain.Actions & Events Online Actions Learn: Books, Reports & Films
"Being part of this Alliance has been awesome. We're gonna be noticed. When you bring so many people together for one cause, that's when we make a change."− Ruth Faircloth, Rural and Migrant Ministry
"It's gonna take all of us. We really need to start talking amongst each other and getting more organized. Being part of the Food Chain Workers Alliacne is really big for my organization so we can amplify our stories and hopefully bring about change faster."− Dominic Ware, OUR Walmart (Organization United for Respect at Walmart)
"I was treated differently after i started organizing to form a union. But it's worth it to fight for equal rights, a better wage and a better future."− Velia Perez, Teamsters Joint Council 7
"I think the food movement needs to be much, much broader and the FCWA has made that intersectionality much more visible."− Jen Mendoza, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
"To know that other organizations are dealing with with the same issues - if we were all able to come together and work as one, I believe that it will change a lot of things."− Tammy Parkes, Rural and Migrant Ministry