FARMWORKERSMOBILE PANTRY

The Farmworkers Mobile Produce Pantry delivers fresh produce and perishables to farmworkers directly on the fields as they’re ending their shifts for the day. We have been increasing our outreach into the remote South County areas, placing an emphasis on distributing fresh produce, as residents in these areas suffer from not only high food insecurity but also high rates of chronic poverty related illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

The produce and nutritious perishables we provide through the Pantry address a critical nutrition deficit within this population due to the considerable barriers to access posed by lack of transportation, remote areas with limited amenities, and the high costs and low variety of food available to them to purchase. Being assured of a reliable weekly source of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables not only provides a much-needed supplement to their diets but also makes it possible for them to ward off the debilitating consequences of insufficient nutrition.