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Farmworker Caravan - San Jose to Santa Cruz County

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Join us on the Farmworker Relief Drive & Caravan to bring much needed food and household essentials to hardworking farmworkers

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Farmworkers are working during heatwaves, wildfires and during the pandemic for long hours with little pay to keep food on our tables. Join us in thanking these essential workers by providing them with non-perishable foods & other essential supplies. Pack up your car with donations from family & friends, then we will caravan in individual cars from San Jose, CA to Santa Cruz County.

The Farmworker Caravan takes place over two days. You can choose one of two options.

Option 1) This first day is the Donation Drop-off that is open to the public to drop off non-perishable foods, essential household goods, face masks and PPE. We use a safe contact-less system. The donation drop is for people who are not participating in the caravan.

Option 2) The second day the Farmworker Caravan consists of cars filled with donations that participants have collected. We meet up in the morning in San Jose, CA to drive to a destination where the goods are dropped of at a partner location where they will sort and distribute to the farmworkers. Only registered guests and vehicles may participate in the caravan.

DONATION DROP-OFFS ONLY

Friday & Saturdays

9:00am - 12:00pm

Our City Forest Community Nursery

1000 Spring Street, San Jose, CA 95110

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Friday, September 18, 2020

2:00pm - 8:00pm

Elk's Lodge

444 West Alma, San Jose, CA 951110

OR

Saint John Vianney Community Center

4602 Hyland Ave., San Jose, CA 95127

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.

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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

Note: Because of the current shelter-in-place, social distancing and gathering rules all vehicles must register in advance to participate in the caravan.

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

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.

ONLINE DONATIONS:

Visit FarmworkerCaravan.com to make monetary donationsBlack 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.

ONLINE DONATIONS:

Visit FarmworkerCaravan.com to make monetary donations

For additional FAQs

visit FarmworkerCaravan FAQs

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