For a Winning School Lunch, you Can’t Beat the Union Difference

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During the second full week in October, National School Lunch Week shines the spotlight on the programs and nutritious food served up every day throughout the school year. While school cafeterias do their best (which is always a challenge as we emerge from COVID), parents can do their part by making sure their children’s lunch bags contain the good stuff.

To make your lunch-building choice an especially ethical one, we recommend brands made by union companies that treat their workers with respect and dignity. The selection below has a little bit of everything, some healthy, some maybe a little less so.

Enjoy those lunches and let’s all work together to build a stronger America.


American Rye (BCTGM)
Big Horn Valley (BCTGM)
Bimbo (BCTGM)
Country Potato (BCGTM)
Deli Italian Bread (BCTGM)
Franz (BCTGM)
Harvest Grain (BCGTM)
McKenzie Farms (BCTGM)
Nature’s Harvest (BCTGM)
Schwebel Hometown Bakery (BCTGM)
Sweet Harvest (BCGTM)

Lunch Meat and Cheese

Boar’s Head (UFCW, IBT)
Butterball (UFCW, IBT)
Cracker Barrel Cheese (UFCW)
Hillshire Farms (UFCW, IBT)
Kraft (UFCW, IBT)
Oscar Mayer (UFCW, IBT)

Spreads and Condiments

French’s (IBT)
Grey Poupon (UFCW)
Gulden’s Mustard (UFCW)
Heinz (IBT, UFCW)
JIF Peanut Butter (IBT)


Country Time (UFCW)
Hawaiian Punch (IBT, UFCW, UAW)
Kool-Aid (UFCW)
Minute Maid (IBT, UAW)
Sunkist (UFCW, BCTGM)
Welch’s (IBT, UAW)

To view more union-made products, visit our online directory.

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