EMERGENCY SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR LOCAL FARMWORKERS

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By Miriam Raftery

 

February 22, 2019 (Fallbrook) – Farmworker families in De Luz/Fallbrook are in “desperate need of emergency supplies” according to a press release sent by California State University San Marcos and human rights groups.

“As a result of the heavy rain we have had, many farmworkers have not been able to work. Others are unable to leave  migrant camps due to flooding and closed roads. They need items to keep dry and warm such as tarps, blankets, jackets, clothes, socks. They also need food supplies such as canned and dry food,” the news release states.

You can help by dropping off supplies at the following three locations between Monday, February 25 to Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment:

 

California State University San Marcos

National Latino Research Center

Social and Behavioral Sciences Building (SBSB)

Suite 2142

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road

San Marcos,  California 92096

 

Universidad Popular 

1234 N. Santa Fe Ave. Suite 100

Vista,  California 92083

 

Fallbrook Human Rights Committee

260 Almond St.

Fallbrook, CA 92028

Call or text 760.468.4519 before delivering

 

For more information, call 760-484-1398 or 760-468-4519.

 

Comments

National Latino Research Center

While the National Latino Research Center is tacking their National Heritage, perhaps an American Caucus should be checking out the streets of San Francisco, riverbeds in San Diego, American homeless on our streets and ways to properly spend tax payer earned dollars to service America and Americans. It is not our responsibility to babysit farm workers, but the employer.

Uninhabitable housing? :-(

If this is the situation - these hard working folks deserve better. Proper housing is the law, even for seasonal farm workers. Long days (hot & cold) of hard work, cultivating vegetables and fruits for the consumer. I imagine many people have no idea where the majority of food comes from, or what it takes to grow and get it to market. Nor do they have a clue what it's like to be a farm worker, especially laboring under harsh weather conditions. Decent places to live are a must. It would be nice if there was a drop off place in El Cajon for these much needed items. Not everyone can get to North county.