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Stories of Hope: Supporting Farmworkers
San Jose Resident Organizes Caravans to Support Farmworkers
Darlene Tenes organized two caravans this spring to deliver thousands of pounds of food and supplies to farmworkers who supported the San José community during COVID-19.
The San José resident and business owner mobilized hundreds of volunteers to gather and deliver food, household supplies and personal protective equipment. Participants also conducted car parades to thank the farmworkers directly. Tenes is an event organizer by trade and planned the caravans down to the smallest detail, making it easy for participants to just show up and help.
The first two caravans, each consisting of about 90 vehicles, went to Salinas and San Juan Bautista. A third caravan, bound for Gilroy, is planned for June 26. To register, visit the event page.
The City of San José is featuring Darlene in "Stories of Hope," a series of videos highlighting acts of kindness and creativity by members of our community during COVID-19. Watch Darlene’s video on the City's YouTube Channel.
If you have an inspiring or hopeful story you’d like the City to share, please send an email to CMOCommunications@sanjoseca.gov.