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10 food charities for end-of-year giving | MNN - Mother Nature Network

4. Coalition of Immokalee Workers : A group like the CIW is a good reminder that there can be hardship at both ends of the food-supply chain—in getting enough food to eat and in growing it. Readers of Barry Estabrook — author of "Tomatoland" and contributor to Gourmet Live — will already be well-acquainted with this community-based farm workers’ organization and its outsize accomplishments. From its home in southern Florida — source of winter tomatoes and other crops for much of the nation — the CIW has won landmark agreements with industry and major fast-food chains to significantly improve worker wages and conditions. The coming year’s challenge: widely implementing the CIW’s Fair Food Code of Conduct in the fields. What the group’s site doesn’t yet make obvious is that it is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and that donations are tax-deductible; give it time — right now, ...

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