By IndyKids Staff
In August, Burger King Vice President Steven Grover received more than 100 letters from the elementary and middle school students at All Saints Catholic School in Sunrise, Florida. The letters demanded that Burger King pay the farmworkers a penny more per bucket of picked tomatoes. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an organization of farmworkers in South Florida, says that increase would nearly double the farmworkers’ poverty wages.
“I think you should pay one penny more per pound for tomatoes so that they can provide for their families. It may not seem like a lot to you but it’s a lot for other people,” wrote Josh, age 9.