We added more services and activities for farmworkers and their families at the Hospitality Center in June, and the whole community was delighted that the Migrant Ministry Community Thrift Shop reopened on June 16.

On June 17, CMS began to offer a weekly grab-and-go meal to farmworkers. On June 22, workers were able to obtain personal care supplies and many other needed items at a special event in honor of Father’s Day.

We continued our collaboration with MarillacHealth to offer “telehealth” consultations through video conferencing. We continue to refer our participants to the Good Samaritan Clinic and other local health care providers, too.

Nelly García joined the CMS team to serve as the lead Community Health Worker on our team. We are delighted that Nelly is bringing her wealth of talent and experience to our organization!

Our efforts have been greatly bolstered by recent grants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on farmworkers. We have received very generous grants from the Colorado COVID Hunger Relief Fund and from the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to address food insecurity, income loss, limited health care access and other challenges that migrant and settled farmworkers confront due to the pandemic.

The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado has provided funding for general operations through AyudaColorado and for technical needs, AyudaTech. We are immensely grateful for this important on-going support!