Promotoras Drive Huge U-Haul Full of Food Supplies to Agricultural Workers


Main Participant

Anonymous Agricultural Workers

Occupation

Agricultural Workers

Colorado County & Region

Rio Grande County, San Luis Valley

Original Language

English

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In mid-February, promotoras Anita Rodriguez and Gabby Rodriguez were delivering supplies to 45 agricultural workers in Rio Grande County, most of whom were from Mexico. They were a bit worried at first because they were driving a large U-Haul full of food, and they were uneasy about unloading all the supplies by themselves. Once they got there though, the promotoas were pleasantly surprised when many of the workers came over to help them unload the boxes of food. Some of the men even joked with Anita and Gabby by asking if they had brought any beer that would give them energy to unload all of the food. The women then came over to take some of the lettuce, carrots, and bread boxes to the lunch are, and the promotoras thought it was awesome to see how all the workers came together to help them unload the food, and it was fun to watch the workers laughing even though they were tired.

One of the young men joked with the promotoras and asked who had driven the truck. They responded, “we did, of course,” and he laughed, saying “I don’t think so.” Then Gabby and Anita proudly told him, “You don’t know how big of trucks I have driven!” The young man laughed, and another woman jokingly called them Lola La Trailer – a reference to an Spanish movie, which was a reference to a Mexican action-comedy movie from 1985. Anita and Gabby were invited to eat with the workers before they left with the U-Haul. Anita says, “They had Posole that one of the coworkers made to share and insisted we take some for later let me tell you it was delicious! They wouldn’t stop thanking us for everything we have done for them. Let me tell you it was a very wonderful outreach.”

After Anita and Gabby left, they realized that the promotoras had achieved such a large and wonderful outreach to the agricultural workers by having access to supplies and the U-Haul.

Translation Language (if available)

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A mediados de febrero, las promotoras Anita Rodríguez y Gabby Rodríguez estaban distribuyendo suministros a 45 trabajadores agrícolas del condado de Río Grande, la mayoría de los cuales procedían de México. Al principio estaban un poco preocupadas porque conducían un gran camión U-Haul lleno de alimentos y no se sentían cómodas descargando todas las provisiones ellas solas. Sin embargo, una vez allí, las promotoras se llevaron una grata sorpresa cuando muchos de los trabajadores se acercaron para ayudarles a descargar las cajas de comida. Algunos de los hombres incluso bromeaban con Anita y Gabby preguntándoles si habían traído alguna cerveza que les diera energía para descargar toda la comida. Las mujeres entonces se acercaron a llevar algunas de las cajas de lechugas, zanahorias y pan al comedor, y las promotoras pensaron que era increíble ver cómo todos los trabajadores se unían para ayudarles a descargar la comida, y fue divertido ver a los trabajadores riendo a pesar de que estaban cansados.

Archivist Notes

This story is based on data collected by Project Protect Promotora Network. ID: 14737

Title

Promotoras Drive Huge U-Haul Full of Food Supplies to Agricultural Workers

Description

Promotoras shared a great meal and laughter with some agricultural workers in Rio Grande County after driving over a U-Haul full of food supplies.

Creator

Anita Rodriguez and Gabby Rodriguez

Date

February 2022

Contributor

Delanee Taylor

Citation

Anita Rodriguez and Gabby Rodriguez, Promotoras Drive Huge U-Haul Full of Food Supplies to Agricultural Workers February 2022. Esencial Colorado, accessed July 22, 2024, https://esencialcolorado.org/items/show/123