Student Action with Farmworkers
Uniting for just living and working conditions for farmworkers and their families
and their family members have gained access to health, legal, and education resources provided by SAF interns and fellows in the Carolinas
have learned about farmworker rights and advocated for farmworker justice as a result of SAF leadership programs
including community organizations and university groups have partnered with SAF on access to higher education for immigrant students
New SAF Documentary: Stories from the Fields in The time of COVID
Watch our new documentary to hear farmworkers' stories of what they’re facing in the pandemic, how they’re coping and advocating for themselves and others, and how they’re carrying forward hope in their essential work
National Farmworker Awareness Week Report
Thank you to everyone who helped make NFAW a success this year including our 41 partners spanning 17 different states! Check out our 2021 NFAW report here.
Take Action to Support Farmworkers Today
Donate to an emergency fund for farmworkers and families and sign the petition calling on leaders to protect NC meat and poultry workers.
Support SAF’s work
Make a donation to support farmworkers and their families.
What We Do
How We Do It
85% of fresh fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are harvested by hand.
Farmworkers’ mean and median individual incomes from agricultural employment range from $15,000 – $17,499.
There are 2.5-3 million farmworkers in the United States.
45% of agricultural workers are uninsured.
500,000 children work in agriculture.
The states with the highest farmworker populations are California, Texas, Washington, Florida, Oregon and North Carolina.
84% of farmworkers are seasonal workers and 14% are migrant.
Nearly 5 out of 10 farmworker households in North Carolina reported not being able to afford enough food to feed their families.