Big props to Darlene Tenes for organizing the biggest Farmworker Caravan in our Bay Area!
Donations started last Friday and Saturday. 100 vehicles left San Jose and traveled to Farmworkers in San Juan Bautista.
See beautiful video below!
* See beautiful celebration of Saturday’s caravan start from San Jose! Also you can forward to 6th minute for second video.
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.
DONATION DROP-OFFS ONLY
October 14, 15, & 16, 2020
1:00am – 5:00pm
842 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Friday, October 16, 2020
2:00pm – 6:00pm
444 West Alma, San Jose, CA 951110
Stop at Passenger Loading where volunteers will remove items from your vehicle. Place all donations in sturdy bags and boxes and place them in your trunk or back of the vehicle away from passengers.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
8:00 am – 1:00pm
San Jose to San Juan Bautista
Note: Because of social distancing and gathering guidelines all vehicles must register in advance to participate in the caravan activities.
- May 23, 2020: donations at San Juan Bautista’s fire station. [length of video: 7 minutes].
- Caravan Registration: FREE
- Mission Garden Lunch & Closing Ceremony: $25
We will have a private gathering for the Farmworker Caravan in the Mission San Juan Bautista garden. After the Closing Ceremony we have arranged for local mom & pop restaurants (See Menu) to deliver your meal so that you can enjoy it in a beautiful setting, with social distancing seating available and be treated to the fabulous sounds of Cuatro con Tres from Teatro Campesino.
Then each guest will be presented with a special memento to mark the occasion. Following the gathering we encourage you to stroll downtown to visit the many boutiques and speciality shops and grab an ice cream or cool beverage.
Note: Because of strict gathering guidelines and limited seating the Mission Garden Lunch registration must be purchased in advance prior to Monday, October 12th at 9pm. Only those who have purchased the Mission Garden Lunch will be allowed to enter the premises and recieve the special momento.
WHAT SHOULD I DONATE?
Household essentials such as:
Toilet Paper & Tissue
Shampoo & Conditioner
Soap or Shower Gel
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
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)
Face Masks & PPE
DO NOT DONATE CLOTHING
Visit FarmworkerCaravan.com to make monetary donations.