A big thank you to all of you who joined our Valentine’s campaign and sent your love to the people who produce our food. This year we asked you to also come up with your own personal message for the food workers in Morocco, Nicaragua and Thailand. This resulted in the most heart-warming messages!
“Dear food worker, Thank you for working so hard every day so that I have fresh food to eat, and for continuing to work so hard despite such difficult working conditions. I have so much respect and admiration for everything you do day after day. Elyse”
The touching messages have been translated into Burmese, Arabic and Spanish so the Burmese shrimp workers in Thailand, sugarcane cutters in Nicaragua and tomato pickers in Morocco will be able to read them. The cards are on their way now and we hope that the food workers will receive them next week.
“Dear food worker, you’re my hero – just want to thank you for all your hard work. On this day of love, I want to show my respect for all your hard work! Lots of love, Liesbeth”
Let’s hope that these messages of love and gratitude for their hard work will make the food workers smile this year. They deserve it. Millions of people all around the world are producing, picking and packing our food on a daily basis, from tomatoes to shrimp, from cocoa to sugar. These workers often work long days under harsh working conditions, for wages that are not even enough to live on. While at the same they often don’t know their rights and even if they do, they are not allowed to stand up for them.
“Dear madam, sir, Thank you so much for all the hard work to feed me and the rest of the world. It is a small gesture, but with this message I want to let you know that I care and truly appreciate the hard work you do! Lots of love, Joshua”
Would you still like to take the opportunity to send your love to the people who produce your food, but haven’t done so yet? You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day next year, you can still send your personal message here. We will make sure that your message will get to the workers.
Ps. If we’re lucky we may even receive some messages back from the workers this year! So stay tuned!