Greenfield, Calif.—More than 2,000 prepared meals will be distributed to farm worker families suffering during the COVID-19 crisis today starting at 5 p.m. at Patriot’s Park in Greenfield. It is the latest effort by the United Farm Workers and chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen in partnership with the UFW Foundation and Cesar Chavez Foundation that is also taking place in other California farm worker communities across the Central Coast and Central Valley.
The meals, handed to motorists as their cars drive by the park, are being prepared by local restaurants. Residents are being notified of the food distribution with help from the Cesar Chavez Foundation radio network, La Campesina.
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, union National Vice President Lauro Barajas, UFW 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: Beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Where: Patriot’s Park, 1351 Oak Ave., Greenfield, CA 93927.