The local League of United Latin American Citizens collegiate and young adult council is hosting a food drive for farm workers Saturday.
The drop-off location for the food drive for farm workers and their families is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday between the Hollister Super Market and True Value stores on Fourth Street.
It is sponsored by the San Benito LULAC Collegiate/Young Adult Council #3084.
Local LULAC leader Mickie Luna provided the following quote from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus:
“Throughout this public health crisis, there has not been a day when farmworkers have stopped showing up to work. Their work ethic and commitment keep food in our grocery stores and fill America’s tables. As you know, farmworkers have been deemed essential during this public health crisis, and, as such, they have been asked to continue working. Although they help feed the nation, the mean and median income of a farmworker family are $20,000 and $24,999, respectively. Despite their low wages, many won’t be able to receive the direct cash assistance headed to millions of U.S. households. Many of these essential workers lack critical benefits. Our country depends on their valuable work. During this national emergency, protecting farmworkers and their families is a matter of national security since this workforce is the backbone of the country’s food supply.”
See the full caucus press release below: