Food Chain Workers Alliance

Food Chain Workers Alliance
Primary Address 1:
3055 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300, Room Q
Primary Address City:
Los Angeles
Primary Address State:
CA
Primary Address Zip:
90010
Other Locations 1:
275 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Short Organization Description:
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. The Alliance works together to build a more sustainable food system that respects workers’ rights, based on the principles of social, environmental and racial justice, in which everyone has access to healthy and affordable food.
Long Organization Description:

The Food Chain Workers Alliance believes in a truly sustainable food system, one that can provide healthy and locally made food, and that has the potential to lift up communities, workers, and our shared environment. A food system that is democratically controlled by communities would produce food that everyone needs to lead productive lives. To encourage a vibrant and sustainable local economy, food enterprises should be cooperatively owned. Taken together, this would lead to jobs that have dignity, livable wages, and meaning for workers and would create a food system that works for all. This food system can be created only through worker organization and solidarity, led by women, people of color, and other frontline workers.

Our food system should:
1. Be democratically controlled by the communities it impacts and is driven by the workers that create the food
2. Be managed by more cooperative ownership, less private ownership
3. Provide local, healthy, sustainably produced food that is beneficial to both people and the environment.
4. Be one in which all work with dignity, livable wages, meaning, and the right to organize free from intimidation and harassment.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(213) 700-8372
Organization Tags:
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Co-directors: Suzanne Adely and Sonia Singh
Is there any other information you would like to share?:
The alliance represents 33 worker-based organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Collectively our members represent over 375K workers situated in the food economy.
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Community Meetings
How often does your organization use social media?:
Multiple times per day
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
The Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) is nationally regarded as the most comprehensive and metric-based food procurement policy in the country. Through the program, institutions work with food service providers, distributors, processors and growers to create a transparent ‘farm-to-fork’ food supply. The Alliance supports local coalitions around the country to advocate for the adoption of this program to bring more good food to low-income communities and to support the strengthening of regional Good Food systems.
Number of staff/employees:
6
Annual Budget:
$750k+
Year Started:
2009
Organization Type:
Organizing and Advocacy, Policy and Organizing
About the Organization:
The Food Chain Workers Alliance believes in a truly sustainable food system, one that can provide healthy and locally made food, and that has the potential to lift up communities, workers, and our shared environment. They are a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members are the ones who plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food. As an alliance of various organizations throughout the country they have the ability to make changes on a local, statewide and national level.
Areas Served:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, New York State, National
Core Programs:
Build and facilitate opportunities for worker solidarity along the food chain.
Build capacity and support for food workers organizing along the food chain.
Direct Organizing and Advocacy to improve conditions for front-line food workers.
New York Good Food Purchasing Program and Coalition
Major Issues:
Rights of Food Workers
Rights of Food Migrants
Food Sovereignty
Racial Equity in the Food System
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#foodchainworkers, #foodheal, #GFPP, #schoolfood, #FoodHero
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#foodworkers, #GoodFoodRising, #foodjustice
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