“Caravans of Appreciation” for farmworkers taking place throughout California


Almost 100 people in vehicles traveled to farms around the Watsonville, California area to show support for those helping feed America earlier this month.

Those working in the fields of America’s strawberry capital saw dozens of cars holding signs thanking them in several languages. Some even distributed supplies as well as Spanish-language information about coronavirus.

Organizers of the caravan wanted those working on farms to be recognized for their noble and essential work, according to Yahoo.

“Without the work of the farmworkers,” high school teacher and Watsonville native Ramiro Moreno said, “there is no food. Without that food, there is no life.”

Agriculture advocate groups have begun organizing their own versions of these support caravans throughout the state and there have already been similar events in San Diego and Salinas, with the Salinas event being brilliantly captured by photographer Sal Lua on his Instagram page.

The caravans are expected to continue over the next few weeks with ramped up community efforts to collect supplies and donations.