MFAF serves and empowers Missouri's migrant and seasonal farmworkers. MFAF's staff meet with workers and their families when they first arrive at the orchards in late summer to welcome them, deliver food bags and hygiene kits, determine needs for medical and dental services and complete school enrollment forms. From then until the workers migrate to their next work location, MFAF seeks to meet critical needs with visits to the orchard labor camps. For the families who have settled in the area, year-round assistance is provided. Items that are especially appreciated are blankets, sweaters and jackets, white rice (not instant), sunscreen (SPF30+), bandanas and Spanish language children's books.
Exploring the past and the present of Festival of Sharing.