We’d like to take a moment to honor Farmworker Appreciation Day 🥕🌽🥑
Farming Hope provides over 100,000 pounds of fresh groceries and over 50,000 hot meals per year to neighbors in need. ALL from crops produced by California farmworkers.
We also recover over 20,000 pounds of food per year that would otherwise go to landfill, ensuring that these products of farmworker labor don’t go to waste. None of this would be possible without the labor and dedication of our agricultural workers who plant, tend,
and harvest our food.
California farm workers help produce over 350 commodities, including 1/3 of the nation`s vegetables and nearly 2/3 of the nations fruits and nuts.
Between 1/3 and 1/2 of all farmworkers in America reside in California.
Many of them are excluded from federal minimum wage laws and other labor protections, including overtime pay, sick time, worker`s compensation, and more.
To all our farmworkers - we see you, we hear you, we are indebted to you and your commitment to feeding us.
Food Justice IS Farmworker Justice.