Dear FMOW customers,
The team at Farmers Market on Wheels has thought a lot about creating a post addressing the current events following George Floyd’s tragic death.
The issue, we felt, was how we could announce our support without giving our customers a feeling that we are saying this to be in good favor, following a trend, or taking away attention from more important voices. We do not want that. So, we have decided that the best thing to do is to be 100% honest in our goals moving forward.
First, without a doubt, the FMOW team stands with the protestors and the change our country needs in disposing of systemic racism. We are all shouting their message into the world: it is time, and it has been time, for change.
In going forward, our company wants to prove these words, since words are nothing without actions to back them up. So, we have decided to donate 10% of our earnings this week to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
While each of us has done our own part personally in helping the cause, we must do the same as FMOW if we want to affirm our mission to help those in need. Though our operations will remain the same, we continue to be a company dedicated to the community as a whole. Before, it was small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Now, it is those who are subjected to a racist system day after day. Our mission is not exclusive.
Thank you for reading our message. We implore you to do your part for the community and the country. Our message still stands: we are all in this together.