Open Manager Letter: This Thanksgiving, it’s time for Trader Joe’s to appreciate the Harvest

Download your own copy of this letter here to deliver as you shop for Thanksgiving! ** If you’re heading to Giant instead of TJ’s, don’t worry! Here is a version of the letter for your local Giant. Dear Trader Joe’s Manager in the D.C. Metro Area, As we celebrate Thanksgiving – a holiday made possible … More Open Manager Letter: This Thanksgiving, it’s time for Trader Joe’s to appreciate the Harvest

D.C. Fair Food invites YOU to our first meeting!

After months of gaining momentum, D.C. Fair Food is holding its first network-wide meeting, and would love for you to come! When? Tuesday, November 29, 2011 — 6:30 to 8:00 pm Where? 1760 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, D.C. What? A potluck (bring a dish and/or Thanksgiving leftovers!) & visioning for the next year of D.C. … More D.C. Fair Food invites YOU to our first meeting!

Support the Campaign for Fair Food on Oct 24, National Food Day!

JOIN D.C. FAIR FOOD AND LOCAL FOOD JUSTICE ALLIES FOR OCT. 24, NATIONAL FOOD DAY! COME OUT FOR MUSIC AND ART TO TELL TRADER JOE’S TO  JOIN THE CAMPAIGN FOR FAIR FOOD & SIGN WITH THE COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS When? Monday, October 24 · 6:00 pm Where? Trader Joes near Foggy Bottom 1101 25th Street NW Washington D. C. … More Support the Campaign for Fair Food on Oct 24, National Food Day!

CIW’s response to Ahold: What is the company saying?

From the CIW’s website!  April 22, 2011 Over the past year, the $40 billion supermarket conglomerate Ahold (Dutch parent company of US-based chains Stop & Shop, Giant, Martin’s, and Peapod), has issued a steady stream of corporate responsibility reports, open letters, and public statements in an attempt to justify its decision to forgo participation in the CIW’s Fair Food … More CIW’s response to Ahold: What is the company saying?

Royal Ahold: the CIW goes to Amsterdam!

“Royal” Ahold sticks to company line at 2011 shareholders meeting in Amsterdam; CIW responds… The CIW’s Lucas Benitez crossed the Atlantic this week to attend Ahold’s 2011 shareholders meeting in Amsterdam. He went in the hope that, given a chance to make his case to the company’s board and the gathered shareholders, a more sincere … More Royal Ahold: the CIW goes to Amsterdam!

rain or shine, DCFF + allies celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day with a Giant picket!

In spite of inclement weather, D.C. Fair Food joined up with Power Shift allies today to ask Giant Food — and its parent company, Ahold USA — to join the Campaign for Fair Food! On April 16 in 1862, President Lincoln emancipated the slaves of Washington, D.C. Today, we commemorated this momentous decision to reject the … More rain or shine, DCFF + allies celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day with a Giant picket!

April 16: Emancipation in 1862, but not 2011?

It’s time for the supermarkets to get on board with the Campaign for Fair Food, and build towards a world in which slavery is truly over. In spite of support from nine other major buyers of tomatoes in the U.S. — including Ahold USA’s competitor Whole Foods, another major supermarket — Ahold USA refuses to work … More April 16: Emancipation in 1862, but not 2011?