Jun 11, 2019
By Lauren Ornelas & Dayana Silveria
Petaluma, CA – Farm workers who pick our food are victims of an unjust system that benefits corporations over workers, often leaving parents and grandparents unable to afford school supplies for their children or grandchildren.
Food Empowerment Project is pleased to announce its 2019 School Supply Drive, benefiting the children of farm workers and assisting families trying to meet their basic needs.
The drive runs from now until July 10. We will distribute school supplies this summer to children of farm workers in the Watsonville/Salinas, Sonoma County, and the Central Valley.
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Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) – where farm worker rights are a critical pillar of our advocacy – strives to give these children every possible chance at success. Today we announce the launch of our 2019 School Supply Drive to benefit the children of farm workers and support families trying to meet their basic needs.
Your help is critical! You can ship new school supplies to our office now until Wednesday, July 10. For those living in the Bay Area, you can leave your gifts at designated drop-off locations from Monday, June 24, to Monday, July 8. Drop-off locations will be announced on June 17.
We will distribute school supplies this summer to children of farm workers in the Watsonville/Salinas, Sonoma County, and the Central Valley.
New items needed include:
- Spiral notebooks
- 3-ring binders
- Pencil pouches
- Colored pencils
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Items may be shipped to:
Food Empowerment Project
921 Transport Way, Suite 7
Petaluma, CA 94954
For more details and guidelines, visit foodispower.org
Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.
Contact: Lauren Ornelas or Dayana Silveria
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