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
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.
Apply for the Into the Fields internship
How would you like to spend your summer supporting the people who plant and harvest the fruits and vegetables you eat every day?
Partner with SAF for National Farmworker Awareness Week
National Farmworker Awareness Week is a week of action for students and community members to honor farmworkers’ contributions and to raise awareness about the issues they face.
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.