For the eighth year in a row, Peacebuilders campers traveled to Ellenton, Georgia to learn about the work of the clinic there that serves migrant farm workers. Thanks to a donation from Diaz Foods in Atlanta, and to Café Campesino staff who transported it, campers were again able to stock the food pantry that the very first Peacebuilders started there in 2011. This year, we repackaged 200 pounds of rice and 100 pounds of black beans!
While some campers were working at the clinic, others were touring the surrounding farms with clinic director Teresa Quintana. They were able to see the fields that grow the produce that ends up on our supermarket shelves, and learn about the hard working men and women who harvest it. They learned about health hazards the workers face, including heat stroke and heat exhaustion, which claimed the life of a 24-year old worker there recently.
We are honored to continue this tradition of serving, and grateful to our partners who make it happen each year!