Farmworkers are Essential! Our goal is to continue to offer messages of appreciation and offer health safety information.
The Watsonville Campesino Appreciation Caravan (WCAC) visits farmworkers to show our deep gratitude, while delivering Covid-19 information. They continue visiting local worksites 2-3 times a week during this high point of the harvesting season.
While many of us are fortunate to be sheltering in place, farmworkers are putting themselves at risk daily for the rest of us. We simply cannot do without our agricultural heroes, yet they are disproportionately overlooked and underpaid.
Your donations will help buy cleaning products they’ve identified as necessary to keep themselves safe during this pandemic. Any amount is valued and appreciated. Please see below!
Please help WCAC share videos below that were made in collaboration with the City of Watsonville. Our goal is to get these messages out to local field workers.
Spanish w/English subtitles:
Welcome to Campesino Appreciation Caravan! During this COVID-19 pandemic, we are sure many of you have noticed the lack of media acknowledgement of documented and undocumented farmworkers, field workers, and campesinos.
Today and always, the work they do to put food on our plates is essential for our society. Because of this, we mobilized to create a caravan of advocacy and recognition, una Caravana de agradecimiento al campesino.
We show our appreciation by driving to various fields in Watsonville, CA where our gente work tirelessly everyday, without recognition or praise.
We drive by honking, clapping, and sharing signs of appreciation, all while staying inside our cars and maintaining social distancing.
WCAC also takes lunch to the work crew, household products and/or books and activities for their children.
The purpose of these pages is to continue sharing our appreciation, provide information on where to donate to support our local campesinos, and share tips on how to start a caravan in your community.
You can see all of what WCAC is doing by going to their social pages:
If you reside in Watsonville and are interested in participating in the caravans you can register at this link!
These funds will allow for the purchase of household products for farm worker families in an effort to help them disinfect their living spaces and protect their families and themselves from COVID.
In addition, the caravana delivers other items like school supplies, books and lunch. Thank you for your generous donation.
If you would like to support the efforts of the Watsonville Campesino Appreciation Caravan, please go to: https://gf.me/u/yi8bpm
Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!
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