Every week the Farmworkers Association of Florida (FWAF) cares for 2,000 farmworkers and their families in South and Central Florida. This year, Florida farmworkers have been disproportionately impacted by Covid 19.
You can help to provide a safety net for these essential workers, who work hard to keep America fed and because of Covid-19 now can’t always feed their own families.
Will you stand by the farmworkers to ensure that they can keep going through this difficult time and ensure that the supermarkets and restaurants are full of fresh food?
Your Gift Can Do So Much
Provides COVID-19 safety kits for 50 workers and their families.
Provides seeds and soil for local community gardens.
Covers one month of utilities for a family.
Sends a group of four to Tallahassee to lobby for laws that protect the farmworkers.
Your donations also enable us to assist food-insecure farmworker families to access fresh and healthy food.
Donations of any size appreciated. All donations designated for general operating costs. Donation levels are representative of your gift’s impact, but are not necessarily applied to the specific item described.
Get Involved. Make a Difference. Broaden Your World!
Volunteers enhance the work of the Farmworker Association of Florida and often find their own lives greatly enhanced by the experience.
From learning about the conditions, reality, and history of racism and inequality facing Florida’s farmworkers and farmworkers nationally to meeting, working alongside, and sharing stories with our community members, there are an endless number of ways to get involved.
Students have told us that their experience of volunteering with FWAF opened up their eyes to a world they had never even thought about before.
There is no better time than NOW to get involved!
Volunteer projects and opportunities include:
Make a Difference and Earn High School and College/ Grad School
Science serving social and environmental justice!
The Farmworker Association of Florida had been involved in community-based participatory research (CBPR) for many years. Early on its organizing work, FWAF understood that academic research was valuable to promote science base policies, educate our members, and reach students willing to learn about farmworkers and advocate for them.
High school, undergrad, and grad students have gotten involved beyond school and academic projects serving as assistant researchers and many of them had completed credits for their graduation, wrote her Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertations.
Learn, Sign, Send.
The issues that face farmworkers and low income wage earners are often greatly affected by our local, regional and national politics.
As an advocate for these communities FWAF studies proposed legislation changes and shares that information with the communities it may most impact. Learn about current petitions and or awareness activities that are at the forefront.
Utilize our templates to send letters to our representatives at the state and national level to protect the rights of those who are often marginalized.