This quote remains applicable today to all facets of social justice. As a catering company we are finely tuned to issues of progressive food policy and the gaping holes of disparity that persist within our food system. There is much work to be done.
Today as a nation on this 50th Anniversary of his pivotal “I Have A Dream” Speech, we honor a man and a movement that inspired so many to commit to service and change in building a free and just America. “The time is always right to do what is right,” urged Reverend King. We as consumers make a choice everyday to do what is right, to make the choice of supporting local farmers and ranchers rather than supporting industrial food companies that contribute to obesity and disease in impoverished populations, that propagate the destruction of our farmlands with biochemicals, who aggressively create an atmosphere of fear in rural American farmers, and who finance government campaigns that work to thwart proper regulation, health testing and labeling of what is in our food.
Our food system is broken, it is unjust. Reverend King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” It is time we all wake up and commit to making change just like Reverend King modeled for us.
Support small family farms and ranches. Demand to know what is in your food. Help support school gardens and farmer’s markets in food deserts. Take action by joining the crusade of Food Democracy Now here, and the Just Label It campaign here. Let the bells of freedom and justice ring.