Equitable Food Initiative Offers Resources and Best Practices During Coronavirus Pandemic
The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has curated a library of best-in-class resources and practices that provides for employee communication during the current pandemic. EFI is a workforce development and skill-building organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers, and consumer advocacy groups to promote responsible labor practices and food safety. Worker-manager EFI leadership teams have been trained in communication and problem-solving skills to comply with EFI standards. During this crisis, these teams have come together to adapt public health guidance to the realities of modern produce production. EFI has actively worked with its certified growers to learn from their worker-manager teams and generate educational materials to be shared directly with fresh produce growers and farmworkers.