You can help Campesino Outreach provide vital supplies to migrant workers!

As summer turns to fall and the year comes to a close, we reflect on the past year of pandemic hardship and find that it has been especially hard on those who are migrants and refugees. To combat this, St. Jude League Community Development is hard at work helping St. Anthony Mary Claret Church’s Campesino Outreach program supply migrant workers with the care and resources they need.

Founded by the Claretians in 1951, St. Anthony Mary Claret Church ministers to the Spanish-speaking communities in Fresno and reaches about 800 families. The Campesino Outreach program is a vital ministry of the parish, providing for the needs of migrant workers in eight migrant camps, all within 30 miles of the church.

Because of the seasonal nature of farming, the migrant camps experience work stoppages between various crop seasons and are unable to meet basic needs like food and warm clothes in the winter. Volunteers from the parish visit each camp in teams at least once a week to provide meaningful interaction, food, warm jackets, over-the-counter medications, and connections to nearby medical clinics to the migrant workers.

With the support of Campesino Outreach, migrant workers residing in these camps have access to supplies to meet their needs continually, even when between cycles of agricultural work. We invite you to find out more about Campesino Outreach and once again offer your generous support. St. Jude League Community Development helps fund vital programs like Campesino Outreach, making a tangible difference in the lives of hundreds of people. Join us in making a difference!