Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) announced, together with Senator Anna Caballero, that a Farmworker Relief Drive will be held from 12:00 to 4:00p.m., on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The drop-off event to collect non-perishable foods, diapers, and supplies will occur at Alisal Family Resource Center, 729 Williams Rd., Salinas.
Rivas said: “It is important that we support local farmworkers who do the hard work necessary to provide the food that goes on our tables every day. During the economic crisis the pandemic has brought forth, the need for food assistance has skyrocketed. This is just one of the ways that we can address these growing needs. It has been inspiring to see the response of the community who have answered the call to help farmworkers. We are even expecting people to join us from San Jose this Saturday.”
“Farmworkers are the backbone of our food supply chain, added Senator Anna Caballero. “Their tireless work year-round allows all of us to put fresh fruits and vegetables on our tables. Their essential work is more important during this pandemic. I am happy to partner with Assemblymember Robert Rivas and the Alisal Family Resource Center to hold this relief drive together to help our farmworker families. This is an opportunity to show our support and gratitude to families in need during these difficult and financially challenging times.”
Rivas said: “This pandemic has brought on challenges that have pushed our communities to the limit. Every day, it is inspiring to see the countless people who have stepped up to help in this time of need. I am thankful for all the efforts that have happened locally to support our community and look forward to continuing to help in any way I can. Together, we are stronger.”
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