Wendy’s Boycott – calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program

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FarmworkerJusticeThere are deep injustices in our food system that we as Christians are called on to address. Calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program is one of the national priorities of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

Join thousands of farmworkers, people of faith, students and consumers of conscience in refusing to patronize Wendy’s until the world’s third largest hamburger chain joins the Fair Food Program!

What you can do:

  • Boycott Wendy’s – Make the pledge: Join farmworkers and consumers in boycotting Wendy’s!
  • Deliver a letter – download a letter and deliver it to your local Wendy’s manager.
  • Tweet Wendy’s – Show your support for the national @Wendys boycott by taking to social media!

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has endorsed the boycott of Wendy’s, becoming the first major Christian denomination to formally commit to carry forward the boycott until Wendy’s joins the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) Fair Food Program!

For over three years, farmworkers and consumers have been demanding that Wendy’s join its major competitors – Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Subway and Burger King – in participating in the Fair Food Program. Yet, Wendy’s has instead consciously and shamefully opted to profit from farmworker poverty and abuse, continuing to cling to the low-bar standards of the past when presented with an acclaimed and proven alternative.

Rather than participate in what was called the “best workplace-monitoring program” in the U.S. in the New York Times, Wendy’s ran from responsibility and abandoned the Florida tomato industry altogether.

In response to increasing pressure from consumers to join the Fair Food Program, Wendy’s released a new code of conduct for its suppliers, a perfect example of the failed, widely-discredited approach to corporate social responsibility that is completely void of effective enforcement mechanisms to protect farmworkers’ human rights.

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