The Warwick Area Migrant Committee has launched its 2021 Winter Programs. We are combining small onsite attendance and remote programming utilizing phone conferencing and Internet meetings to meet the needs of our program clients. This outreach and connection is so important to the people who are experiencing isolation during the ongoing pandemic.
Our Hot Meals Food Security Program is up and running as part of the Winter Programs. We are delivering forty hot meals a day to single farmworkers and families who are experiencing food shortages that have been exasperated by the pandemic. The meals are supplemented with fresh fruit and tortillas as available. This special outreach will continue through to the end of March 2021. The food pantry has been open on Sundays as well to further help out those who can make it onsite.
English As A Second Language (ESL) classes have been meeting with a small number of participants in person and also by Zoom Internet meetings. The class materials are delivered to participants who are taking the class remotely. We have also been using phone conferences for those without a computer or mobile Internet enabled device.
The Sewing Program is also being done with a limit on in person participants. Some of the classes have kits that can be delivered to participants with instructions and are being done remotely.
We are also filming special programs on Health and other topics that will be made available through social media to our program participants, as well as, anyone else who may be interested in them.
A limited number of volunteers are working at the ALAMO Community Center to support all this programming, as well as, the efforts needed to organize each of these program initiatives effectively. We are grateful to all our volunteers for their hard work during these challenging times to keep all our program participants involved in the WAMC enrichment programs and for continuing to support the migrant farmworkers community’s educational and nutritional needs throughout this pandemic. We are also grateful to all who have donated to us over the past few months to support our pandemic response (not to mention also a thank you to all those who have donated to us through the past many years). Through your continued generosity we have been able to continue offer these programs at low or no cost to all participants.
If you would like to donate to support programs like these you can do so safely online here. No donation is too small and all donations will be used to fund programming directly supporting the needs of migrant farmworkers and their families. Thank you in advance for your continued support!