Without them, everything ceases to exist.
The people who put food on our table don’t get to work from home.
As the majority of Americans “shelter in place,” farmworkers head out to the fields, rain or shine, for 12 hour days, making sure we can restock our grocery shelves and put food on the table.
Let's hear it for the farm workers, the essential workers who are still out in the fields laboring hard to keep food on our tables and supermarket shelves. Let's let them know how much we appreciate the hard work they do to keep us fed during the #COVID19 pandemic. #WeFeedYou pic.twitter.com/QQHyBSGujW
— United Farm Workers (@UFWupdates) March 22, 2020
Like healthcare and grocery store workers, the United States’ 2.5 million farmworkers, most of them Mexican, many of them undocumented, have been designated “essential workers.”
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly around the world, but the world needs to be fed. My dad out in the Central Valley Orange fields early this Sunday AM l, as well as many other farmworkers who can’t afford not to work. Thank a farmworker. #theyfeedus #protectfarmworkers #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/HESR32TKk7
— Maricela Gutiérrez 🌵 (@Maricela_SIREN) March 15, 2020