Food Dumping in a Food Desert: Irony in Florida’s Tomato Capitol
COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Food Dumping in a Food Desert: Irony in Florida’s Tomato Capitol

By Rick Burnette  Friday, June 12 Friday afternoon, June 12, was scorching hot in Immokalee, Florida. Practicing social distancing, we were sharing food with a few hundred residents in the parking lot of Misión Peniel – a food pantry ministry supported by Southwest Florida PC(USA) congregations. Off to the side, a few staff from Doctors … Continue reading

With, Not For—CBF field personnel partners with organizations to empower, engage and uplift Florida farmworkers
Feature / Field Personnel

With, Not For—CBF field personnel partners with organizations to empower, engage and uplift Florida farmworkers

By Blake Tommey  Did you know that the farmworkers who produce two-thirds of the United States’ wintertime tomatoes often have a hard time feeding themselves and their families? In fact, when Rick and Ellen Burnette, directors of Cultivate Abundance, began interviewing migrant farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, they found that families may at times only have tortillas dipped in … Continue reading