On Aug. 28, Lief Cares Donation Program donated 2,500 bottles of vitamin C supplements that will be distributed over the next six weeks by Feeding Our Farmworkers to hundreds of Southern California-based field workers in highly impoverished areas.
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On Aug. 28, Lief Cares Donation Program, created by dietary supplement manufacturer Lief Labs (Valencia, CA), donated 2,500 bottles of vitamin C supplements that will be distributed over the next six weeks by Feeding Our Farmworkers to hundreds of Southern California-based field workers in highly impoverished areas. The donation was presented at a special event hosted by a group of local community organizations at McGrath Family Farms in Camarillo, CA.
According to the Farm Bureau, there are nearly 40,000 field workers in Ventura county, and more than 500 field workers have tested positive for Coronavirus. The Essential Workers Immune Support supplements were manufactured by Lief Labs and feature custom labeled bottles with the message, “To Our Essential Workers: We value you. We lift each other. We are stronger together.”
“We want to show unity and that we realize that there was a group that was putting food on our table,” said Adel Villalobos, CEO and founder of Lief, in a press release. “There was a group that was initially forgotten by many of us and when it was brought to our attention, we realized that we could also be supportive so that they’re not left behind with nutritional support and that they have what they need to be able to stay healthy and well.”
Rick Castaniero, founding member of Feeding The Front Line, said in a press release, “Feeding Our Farmworkers is grateful to Lief Labs for contributing to the health of our farmworkers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. They are essential workers that work non-stop to feed California and the rest of the world. Keeping these essential workers healthy is more important than ever before.”