Farmworkers are working during heatwaves, wildfires and fearful of Covid-19 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 to San Juan Bautista, California.
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
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.
Caravan Registration: FREE
Mission Garden Lunch & Closing Ceremony: $25 - SOLD OUT!
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)
All Types of Face Masks & PPE
DO NOT DONATE CLOTHING
Visit FarmworkerCaravan.com to make monetary donations