National Farmworker Awareness Week

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Proteus is Celebrating National Farmworker Awareness Week


Long-sleeve shirt drive, recurring donor campaign, and other activities underway


Proteus, Inc. is celebrating National Farmworker Awareness Week. This annual event is going on now through March 31. It is a week of action to honor farmworkers’ important contributions and raise awareness about the challenges they continue to experience.

For 41 years, Proteus has worked one-on-one with agriculture and farm workers. Proteus bridges the gap to support agricultural workers in accessing healthcare, education, employment/training, and housing services.

Proteus is providing a variety of engagement opportunities during National Farmworker Awareness Week.

Stories shared on social media

  • There will be videos each day to share stories from farmworkers, Proteus staff, and Proteus board members. Follow us on Facebook!

National Long Sleeve-Shirt Drive

  • Community members can participate by donating long-sleeve shirts to any of the Proteus offices
  • Stop by the drop-off event on March 31st from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 1221 Center Street, Suite 16 Des Moines, IA 50309.

Recurring Donor Campaign

  • Proteus is also having a recurring donor campaign, with a goal of at least fifty new donors. Donate HERE

Daniel Zinnel, Chief Executive Officer at Proteus, Inc. said, “Farmworkers are essential workers who help put food on our tables every day. Through the National Farmworker Awareness Week, we hope to lift the farmworkers stories for everyone to better understand their lives, challenges, successes, and overall contributions to our communities. It is our hope at Proteus that we continue to raise awareness about farmworkers and their needs not just this week, but throughout the entire year.”


About Proteus, Inc.:

Proteus is a multi-state 501c3 non-profit organization that provides services to farmworkers in Iowa, Nebraska, and Indiana. The mission of Proteus is to provide agricultural workers and their families with affordable healthcare, education assistance, and job training. The vision of Proteus is a better life for farmworkers.