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World Central Kitchen & Farm Worker Movement Distribute Meals for Farm Worker Families

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Delano, Calif.—More than 1,000 meals were distributed Wednesday in Delano to families suffering amidst the coronavirus pandemic, launching a joint effort by the UFW Foundation and World Central Kitchen, in coordination with the United Farm Workers and Cesar Chavez Foundation, that will expand throughout many farm worker communities in California. The meals passed out at the movement’s Forty Acres property west of Delano were prepared by local restaurants. Meals will be provided at least once a week in Delano and in each of the farm worker communities that will be served through this partnership. Farm worker communities are being notified of the food distribution through the Cesar Chavez Foundation radio networks, La Campesina and Forge.

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.

 

Nate Mook, chief executive officer of World Central Kitchen, said, “Farm workers truly are the backbone of America’s food system … without them, there would be nothing at our grocery stores and farmers markets, no food on our plates. We’re proud to stand beside this community and help uplift them at this vital time, working with and supporting local restaurants to serve not only meals to farm workers and their families, but also dignity and hope for the future.”

 

Diana Tellefson Torres, executive director of the UFW Foundation affirmed, “Farm workers and their families remain some of the most vulnerable during this pandemic even though they are officially defined as essential workers. Our partnership with World Central Kitchen, local restaurants and sister organizations in the farm worker movement provides relief and is a sign of hope for thousands of families that have been especially hard hit.”

 

Teresa Romero, president of the United Farm Workers, stated, “It is an especially tragic irony that too many of the people who produce the food that sustains all of us are in need during the crisis. These meals are also important because too many farm workers who are undocumented receive no benefits such as unemployment insurance and taxpayer checks from relief measures such as the $2.2 trillion stimulus law recently passed by Congress.”

 

Paul Chavez, president of the Cesar Chavez Foundation, said, “The Cesar Chavez Foundation is proud to be a partner in this important effort taking place at the historic Forty Acres. Through actions like food distributions, my father’s legacy lives on and continues to inspire and transform our most vulnerable communities during these difficult times.”

 

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Fresno County Family Resources During COVID-19

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Recursos durante COVID-19 (Fresno)

INCOME LOSS / PÉRDIDA DE INGRESOS

If your income has been affected by COVID-19, please visit the following website to apply for Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave or Unemployment Insurance:

Si su ingreso se ha visto afectado por COVID-19, visite el siguiente sitio web para solicitar un seguro por discapacidad, licencia familiar pagada o seguro de desempleo:

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MEALS AT SCHOOL / COMIDAS EN LA ESCUELA:

Please contact your student’s school for information on free breakfast and lunch for students.

Por favor vea el folleto de Distrito Escolar Unificado Parlier para DESAYUNO Y ALMUERZO GRATIS para estudiantes.

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE (Fresno County) / ASISTENCIA DE ENTREGA DE COMIDA 

California Food Bank is providing family size pantry boxes. Visit www.ccfodbank.org/food-locator/ or call (559) 237-3663 for list of locations. Están proporcionando cajas de despensa de tamaño familiar.

Visite www.ccfodbank.org/food-locator/ o llame al (559) 237-3663 para obtener una lista de ubicaciones

Catholic Charities is providing meals, diapers and other essential supplies.

Hay pañales, comida y despensa para las familias en necesidad. Esta abierto todos los lunes a viernes de las 8:30- 12:15 pm y 1:00-3:45 pm.

Address/Dirección: 149 N. Fulton St. from 8:30 am-4 pm
Phone: (559) 237-0851

Fresno EOC WIC provides support for pregnant women and children under 5 years old living in low to medium household incomes.
Call (559) 263-1150 or text “fresnoeocwic” to 45778 or visit www.fresnoeoc.org/wic.

WIC ofrece apoyo para las mujeres embarazadas y para los niños menores de cinco años que son de bajos ingresos.

United Way offers resource support for families in need of food, shelter, childcare, mental health and transportation. Hotline: 211.

Ofrecen ayuda adicional en cuidado de niños, hogares, transportación, y ayuda para cuidada medical en salud mental. Parque al 211 para hablar con un representante.

Halo Café Fresno County Pet Food Pantry provides free pet food for low-income, elderly and the homeless community. Call (559) 485-6717 or contact info@halocafe.org.

Ofrece alimentos para mascotas gratuitos para la comunidad de personas de bajos ingresos, ancianos y personas sin hogar. Llame al (559) 485-6717 o contacte a info@halocafe.org.

Bitwise is providing free grocery delivery for elderly or sick people. Send your name, address and shopping list to groceries@bitwiseindustries.com or call (559) 460-7809.

Bitwise está proporcionando entrega gratuita de comestibles para personas mayores o enfermas. Envíe su nombre, dirección y lista de compras a groceries@bitwiseindustries.com o llama al (559) 460-7809

Khalsa Aid International is offering grocery and meal delivery for seniors, immunocompromised people and low-income families. Call: (559) 241-9554 or (559) 287-5717.

Khalsa Aid International está ofreciendo comestibles y entrega de comidas para personas mayores, personas inmunocomprometidas y familias de escasos recursos. Llama al: (559) 241-9554 o (559) 287-5717

 

FREE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHEETS / HOJAS DE TRABAJO EDUCATIVAS GRATUITAS:

Common Core Standards for K-5th: Common Core para K-5to
Preschool-12th Grade: Preescolar-12o Grado

Khan Academy

Math/Matemáticas: Prodigy

Science/Ciencias: Mystery Doug; National Geographic

Reading/Lectura: Squiggle Park; Storyline

History/Historia: History for Kids

 

SERVICES / SERVICIOS:

Comcast: Providing unlimited data to customers for no extra charge, not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees if you cannot pay their bill. Providing 60 days of free basic internet to new customers.

Brindar datos ilimitados a los clientes sin cargo adicional, sin desconectar el servicio de Internet o cobrar cargos por pagos atrasados si no puede pagar su factura. Proporciona 60 días de Internet básico gratuito a nuevos clientes.

PG&E: Will not disconnect if you don’t pay and offer flexible payment plans.

No se desconectará si no paga y ofrece planes de pago flexibles.

AT&T/Verizon: Will not disconnect if you don’t pay and waiving late fees.

No se desconectará si no paga y renuncia a los cargos por pagos atrasados

 

*Some resources provided by The Fresno Bee / *Algunos recursos provistos por The Fresno Bee
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Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards Gala Postponed

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The Cesar Chavez Foundation is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff, partners, and the communities we serve.

Based on the recommendation by California Governor Gavin Newsom and public health officials to postpone or cancel large gatherings, as well as our own internal discussions, the Foundation will be postponing the Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards Gala until September 2020. We look forward to this annual event as it gives the Foundation staff and our friends an opportunity to enjoy an evening together and honor individuals who embody the legacy of Cesar Chavez. Though we are disappointed that we have to postpone this event, the Cesar Chavez Foundation is taking all necessary precautions to minimize the possibility of COVID-19 exposure to guests, honorees, and staff.

Please follow our social channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for continued updates.

We appreciate your understanding and collaboration as we respond to this developing situation. Thank you for your continued support as we work to inspire and transform communities.