Madera, Calif.—More than 3,000 prepared meals will be distributed to farm worker families suffering during the COVID-19 crisis today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Madera. It is the second such effort there by the United Farm Workers and World Central Kitchen in partnership with the UFW Foundation and Cesar Chavez Foundation that is also taking place in other California farm worker communities.
The meals, handed to motorists as their cars drive by at the Madera Fairgrounds, are being prepared by local restaurants. Plans are to regularly provide the prepared meals in farm worker communities through this partnership. People are being notified of the food distribution with help from the Cesar Chavez Foundation radio networks, La Campesina and Forge. Campesina and Forge radio stations will broadcast live in Spanish and English, respectively, from booths set up on the fairgrounds.
Everyone working on the premises will use masks and follow CDC guidelines. Social distancing will be observed.
Since its founding, World Central Kitchen has served more than 17 million meals to those impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world, including the coronavirus global pandemic.
Who: United Farm Workers Secretary-Treasurer Armando Elenes, staff handling the distribution from the UFW and World Central Kitchen.
What: Handing out meals prepared by area restaurants for farm worker families suffering during the coronavirus pandemic.
When: 4-6 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020.
Where: Madera Fairgrounds, 1850 West Cleveland Ave., Madera, CA 93637.