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

Directions to Emancipation Day Demonstration at Giant

Map and Directions Join us at 5pm Saturday, April 16th at the Columbia Heights Giant  for a demonstration and discussion, and then we’ll head over to Haydee’s  for dinner! The closest metro stop is Columbia Heights on the green and yellow lines. If you’re coming from Powershift  , meet at 4:40 at Mount Vernon metroContinue reading “Directions to Emancipation Day Demonstration at Giant”

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 workContinue reading “April 16: Emancipation in 1862, but not 2011?”