The mission of Friends of Fieldworkers is to befriend, celebrate, and support families of farmworkers in Ventura County.
Friends of Fieldworkers, Inc., was founded on October 7, 2013, as a response to the Oxnard fire of October 4, 2013, that destroyed the homes of dozens of families and left them to fend for themselves. We collected clothing, household items, furniture, toys, medical supplies and books, and distributed them to as many of the displaced and scattered families as we could locate. From its founding until its incorporation in 2015, Friends of Fieldworkers operated as a subsidiary of The Abundant Table, and received contributions of cash and in-kind goods that were distributed to families and relatives of the fire victims.
Friends of Fieldworkers, Inc., was incorporated in the State of California on May 13, 2015, as a not-for-profit charitable organization. The IRS granted the charity 501(c)(3) status in November, 2015, retroactive to its founding date.