SEPTEMBER 18- 19, 2020 at 8 AM – 11 AM
Farmworker Caravan: San Jose to Santa Cruz County.
See below amazing videos, photos and 2-day schedule!
Join the Farmworker Relief Drive & Caravan to bring much needed foods and household essentials to hardworking farmworkers.
More than a million farmworkers aren’t hunkered down at home.
They are working long hours for little pay in fields, orchards and packing plants to keep food on our tables. Join us in thanking these essential workers by providing them with non-perishable foods & other essential supplies.
The California wildfires have been daunting. The air filled with thick smoke, ash sprinkling our cars with everyone complaining of headaches, watery eyes and feeling nauseous. But today the skies are blue, the weather is perfect and we can go outside and take a deep breathe once again. It is the first time in 30 days the air quality has been good. I am so happy!
That means our Farmworker Caravan this weekend will have perfect weather! This time we are going to two locations because the need is so incredibly great with all of the devastation. You can drop off donations on Friday or go on the caravan Saturday to Santa Cruz County. Those of you that are afraid to drive Highway 17 you’ll be happy to know we are going a different route. Go to FarmworkerCaravan.com for more info.
FRIDAY: DONATION DROP-OFFS ONLY
Friday & Saturdays
9:00am – 12:00pm
Our City Forest Community Nursery
1000 Spring Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Friday, September 18, 2020
2:00pm – 8:00pm
444 West Alma, San Jose, CA 951110
Saint John Vianney Community Center
4602 Hyland Ave., San Jose, CA 95127
SATURDAY: FARMWORKER CARAVAN
Saturday, September 19, 2020
San Jose to San Cruz County
Further information will be only given to registered vehicles
REGISTER AT https://fcseptember.eventbrite.com
- May 23, 2020: donations at San Juan Bautista’s fire station. [length of video: 7 minutes].
1) We ask that all participants wear face masks and disposable gloves upon entry and during the duration of your time at locations.
2) Participants should ride in an individual car only with people from the same household.
3) Please place all items to be donated in your trunk or back of SUV so the organization can facilitate a no-contact drop off.
WHY DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
Because of the current shelter-in-place, social distancing and large gathering guidelines all vehicles must register in advance to participate in the caravan. Cars will need to park in every other stall because of social distancing which limits the amount of space we can use.
WHY CAN’T I HAVE THE LOCATION IN ADVANCE?
We can not give out the locations beforehand because of the restriction on large gathering guidelines and need to limit participation. We want the non-profit agency to be well prepared to handle the caravan’s donations and have enough staff on hand.
WHY DO I NEED A PLACARD?
Currently some counties have a 5 mile distance restriction from your home. People have recently been fined up to $1000 when participating in nonessential activities such as going to the beach. All registered vehicles will receive an official placard showing the reason why you are traveling outside of your shelter-in place zone.
ARE THERE RESTROOMS?
Please keep in mind there are no restrooms available along the way and the roundtrip caravan will take approximately 2-4 hours. Businesses are closed and fast food locations are not allowing people to use their restrooms. The drop-off location in Monterey County will only allow people in the caravan to use the facilities.
DO YOU NEED CLOTHING DONATIONS?
NO. Please do not bring any clothing.
WHAT SHOULD I DONATE?
Household essentials such as:
- Toilet Paper & Tissue
- Feminine Hygiene
- Hand Sanitizer
- Anti-Bacterial Wipes
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Soap or Shower Gel
- Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
- Diapers (Huge need for size 4 & 5)
- Paper Towels & Napkins
- Nonperishable Foods such as:
- Black or Pinto Beans, Rice, Pasta (fideo or vermicelli)
- Flour (Harina or Maseca)
- Canned Meats (Spam, Tuna, Chicken)
- Fruits (canned or plastic cups)
- Canned Vegetables
- Bottled Water
- Canned Juices
- Face Masks
Note: Cotton face masks are needed not only for coronavirus, allergies, etc. but for pesticides that are used in the fields. Masks with a fabric filter or have a place for a disposable filter are preferred but any and all face masks are appreciated
WHAT IS YOUR NO-TOUCH PLAN?
For the safety of all we ask that participants place all donations in sturdy bags and boxes and place them in your trunk or back of the vehicle away from passengers. Do not place any items in the passenger areas. When the caravan arrives in Monterey County the vehicle will drive up to the drop-off point and pop-open the trunk then volunteers will grab the donations.
For details or RSVP click below!