For 25 years, native non-profit companies have been celebrating farmworkers with an annual occasion in San Luis that’s a one cease store for well being and social providers.
The Dia Del Campesino, or Day of the Farmworker shall be held Dec. 7 at Joe Orduño Park. It’s grown to serve greater than three,000 farmworkers who come for well being screenings, donated clothes and a heat meal.
It’s beginning sooner than common this yr, from 1 a.m. to six a.m. as many farmworkers are already heading to the fields by three or four a.m. Organizers say the preferred components of the occasion are the medical providers together with flu pictures and the free clothes.
Krizia Godinez is a media supervisor with Campesinos Sin Fronteras and a coordinator for the Spanish-language radio station KYMZ 99.9 FM Radio Sin Fronteras…
“That is an occasion to thank farmworkers for all of the work they’ve achieved all year long,” Godinez mentioned. “The principle objective of this occasion is to carry the providers nearer to them.”
As of now, there are greater than 30 group companies collaborating. Different providers are scheduled to incorporate glucose exams, blood stress, physique mass and ldl cholesterol exams. Data shall be supplied for employment providers, well being and vitamin, immigration, authorized providers, mortgage and chapter.
There shall be raffles for bicycles and different donated items and providers.
Meals will embody menudo and Mexican scorching chocolate.
Los Del Llano, a Mexican Norteño band, shall be performing.
The Metropolis of San Luis is offering shuttles from Chase Financial institution to the occasion.