Surviving the Drought in California: Farm Workers Struggle to Put Food on the Table

Jun. 16, 2015 / By

Story from People, Power, Media by Dyan Ruiz and Joseph Smooke.

Undocumented farm workers are hit the hardest because of California’s extreme drought. We went to the heart of the Central Valley, west Fresno County, to talk to residents about how they’re surviving the massive job losses. We interviewed an undocumented worker, her son, a social worker, City official and local youth about the dwindling assistance, reliance on food banks, and social impacts felt by the whole community.
This report was in collaboration with Tim Haydock and Steve Thao of The kNOw Youth Media in Fresno City, a project of New America Media.

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