UNITE HERE’s role in the sustainable food movement is about to take an enormous step forward, as UNITE HERE members who cook in campus dining halls and public schools are teaming up with students on their campuses to participate in the first national Food Day on October 24. Food Day events around the country will bring communities together to push for health, affordable food produced – and served – sustainably and humanely.
UNITE HERE members and local unions from coast to coast are preparing to participate in Food Day, including: Local 11 in Los Angeles, Local 1 in Chicago, Local 7 in Baltimore, Locals 25 and 217 in Connecticut, and Local 26 in Boston.
"Working together with students on real food is a win-win situation," says Guy Mitchell, a food service worker at Johns Hopkins University and member of UNITE HERE Local 7. "Getting real food and using good recipes means more, real work at good wages for us. It means better, healthier food for everyone."
As the largest worker organization in the country representing food service workers, UNITE HERE is proud to be an official partner of Food Day. To find out more about events on and following October 24, visit the new website www.realfoodrealjobs.org, and keep up with the latest developments by becoming a fan on Facebook and following us on Twitter at @RealFoodandJobs.