Meeting the Need

• There are approximately 150,000 migrant farm workers in North Carolina, who support their families in Mexico and Central America.
• North Carolina has the fifth most farm workers in the United States.
• These farm workers come to North Carolina on crowded buses with limited luggage and may lack basic necessities such as towels and extra clothing, toiletries or work boots.
• They live in camps on the farms where they work.
• Farm workers harvest tobacco, sweet potatoes, apples, blueberries, apples, and Christmas trees.
• Farm workers who work in the tobacco fields are subject to toxic nicotine.
• Pesticides cover the clothes of the workers after a day in the fields.

For more information on migrant farm workers and the statistics listed on this page, please visit:

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

http://www.ncfarmworkers.org/2012/06/facts-about-north-carolina-farmworkers/

http://www.ecu.edu/csdhs/laupuslibrary/diversity/0910/MigrantWorkers.cfm

http://www.farmworkerlanc.org/about-nc-farmworkers

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