“I have been in the fields all my life, I have seen boys become men in the tomato fields, I have seen a great deal. And now I also see that things are better, now we are not treated like dogs – I am grateful to people like you. You are welcome here.”
“… More important than the money, which I need, was the feeling of dignity when my labor – the buckets I harvested – was recognized.”
“In the past, we had to wake our son up at 4 a.m. to get him to a home daycare where he stayed until the daycare provider took him to school. This routine had affected the child’s health. Now, for the first time in the 10 years of my son’s life, my wife and I are able to eat breakfast with him and walk him to school.”
“Now, under the Fair Food Program, things are better and workers’ health is considered to be important.”
“Our dignity is being restored through this program.”
These worker testimonials were gathered by FFSC investigators during the course of routine compliance audits at Participating Growers.
Figures updated September, 2015.