Coalition of Immokalee Workers
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a mission partner of the PC(USA) . A community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida, the CIW has mobilized hundreds of thousands of consumers to join them in engaging the retail food industry through the Campaign for Fair Food.
The CIW has won numerous awards for their ground-breaking work against modern-day slavery in the fields and the poverty and lack of rights in which it flourishes, including the RFK Human Rights Award and Anti-Slavery International award. CIW’s anti-slavery coordinator has been designated by the US Department of State as the first US-based “anti-trafficking hero” in the 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report.
Alliance for Fair Food
The PC(USA) is a founding member of the Alliance for Fair Food a network of human rights, religious, student, labor, sustainable food and agriculture, environmental and grassroots organizations who work in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to promote principles and practices of socially responsible purchasing in the corporate food industry that advance and ensure the human rights of farmworkers at the bottom of corporate supply chains.