In California, dozens of lowriders in Chevrolet Bel Airs and El Caminos and Plymouth convertibles led a car caravan to deliver food, masks and other household goods to farmworkers in Gilroy over the weekend. "The caravan, joined by cars decorated with signs thanking agricultural workers, wove through orchards and fields growing corn, onions and Gilroy's famed garlic. For the lowriders, part of a rich Latinx car culture, it was important to honor and support the heavily Latinx immigrant farmworkers." "Recently, photos have gone viral online showing unharvested fruits and vegetables rotting in fields," said Darlene Tenes, who organized the caravan, her third so far. "It's because farmworkers are getting sick," she said. Even though there are tens of millions of people unemployed, they don't want to work the fields. In addition to the risk of virus, many farmworkers are grappling with reduced hours or unemployment, and this caravan was a way to honor their hard work in keeping so many fed.

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