The California Farmworker Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by Joe Garcia. The organization formed to offer and create opportunities that would enable farmworkers to develop personal and professional skills.
To date, CFF has served more than 35,000 farmworkers and was named 2020 California Non-Profit of the Year.
Where there is the ability to go above-and-beyond, farmers are doing just that.
At Desert Premium Farms in Yuma, Arizona, we put a 10-foot distance policy in areas where it’s possible to do so, but not all farm jobs can be recalibrated for COVID-19. In these areas of close proximity, masks are mandatory. We’ve also given high-quality, three-ply, washable masks to employees to take home, encouraging employees to wear them to and from work, at the grocery, and during other essential errands.
Rather than early morning meetings, we’ve transitioned to telephone check-ins at the start of each day. We miss that in-person camaraderie, but we’re going to do everything possible to keep everyone safe.
At Main Street Produce, we believe the first step to keeping our workers healthy starts with education and providing our employees with the best information available. But our efforts don't stop there...