Because everyone deserves access to healthy, safe, and affordable food.

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Bernie Hesse
Director of Special Projects, Legislative and Political Action, UFCW Local 1189

What does “food affordability” mean to you? Food affordability means that you’re able to purchase nutritious food regardless of your economic status. A person’s income shouldn’t be a barrier to eating healthy food. How did you get involved in working on food affordability issues? I worked in the grocery business for 20 years, first as a stocker, and then later as a clerk for Lunds & Byerly’s. Now I work for the Local 1189 chapter of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). UFCW’s members include industry people who grow, aggregate, process, package, and sell food. My job has …

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