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The late, great farm labor leader Cesar Chavez will be honored on his federally recognized birthday, Wednesday, March 31, with the start of a food drive for farmworkers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mission Food Hub located at 701 Alabama St. in San Francisco.

A celebration will begin at 12:00 noon with a opening pray by community organizer Eva Royal and a blessing by Aztec dancers followed by a performance from singer/guitarist Francisco Herrera and Francisco Duran with a outdoor lunch. The event is free and open to the public.

“Farmworkers are the hardest working people on Mother Earth, and have suffered loss of life and health due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as economic hardships. It’s fitting to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez with food resources which we will bring directly to the farmworkers!

Food donations can be dropped off at the Mission Food Hub when it is in operation, on Mondays starting at 1 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday at starting at 10 a.m. Monetary contributions will also be accepted.

Donations may be made by check and sent to Mission Food Hub - CANA, 1333 Florida St., San Francisco, CA 94110 or online at or

The Farmworker Food Drive will continue until April 10. Food donations will be delivered to the Central Valley by volunteers from the San Francisco Lowrider Council and community members.

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