Friday, May 8, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Central Valley Groups Come Together To Protect Essential Workers
Senator Anna M. Caballero, Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, The City of Firebaugh, the Central Valley Leadership Roundtable, and Poverello House of Fresno, will team up to distribute food and personal protection equipment to the farm working community of Firebaugh in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In swift response to communities in need, Senator Caballero has acted to secure personal protective equipment for farmworkers throughout her district. With donations coming from industries and community organizations across the region such as the Resource Recovery Coalition, Green Waste Recovery, Gallo Wines, Couch Beverages Distributing Company, LiUna Laborers International Union, and Poverello House of Fresno, farm workers have received food, face masks, and hand sanitizers in communities across the Salinas and Central Valleys. The effort now expands into the rural city of Firebaugh.
Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, a long-time champion of farm workers in the Central Valley, will be co-hosting the event. City leaders as well as members of the Central Valley Leadership Roundtable also tirelessly work on community outreach to those most in need – essential workers keeping the state fed and moving forward.
“I am so happy to have my colleague Assemblymember Arambula, and so many Central Valley leaders coming together to support our essential workers. We support them, so that they can continue safely working, keeping the state and the country fed
with fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. I applaud the farm workers, and our local farmers, ranchers, and dairies, that are meeting the moment.”
Boxes of food and personal protection equipment will be available for pick up on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Firebaugh City Hall, located at 1133 P Street. Distributions will occur from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., on a first come first served basis. For more information please contact Senator Caballero’s Field Representative, Elisa Rivera at (559) 238-5545.
Senator Anna M. Caballero represents the 12th Senate District, composed of Merced, Madera and San Benito Counties and portions of Fresno, Monterey and Stanislaus Counties.