CFF Raises Over $125,000 for Farmworkers

2nd Annual Hand to Harvest Fundraising Event
CFF Raised Over $125,000 for California Farmworkers

On October 14, 2023, over 200 agricultural leaders, community supporters, and industry members gathered in Bakersfield for CFF’s Hand to Harvest Fundraising Event. It is an evening to recognize the efforts CFF is accomplishing throughout our farm-working communities, honor individuals and partners who have supported the Foundation’s endeavors, and raise funds so that CFF can continue to grow its footprint and initiatives in the Central Valley and across the state.

The evening featured special remarks from President Joe Garcia, Chairman of the Board, Luis Katsurayama, and Diana Melero, Director of Communications. Guests of honor included Hernan Hernandez, Carina Carrillo, Inaki Guerrero, Family of Matt Pandol, Jr., California Fresh Fruit Association, and T-Mobile.

 The night’s event closed with a 13-item live auction led by Auctioneer Jim Glines that raised over $66,000. Live auction items were generously donated by several community and industry supporters. All proceeds will benefit farmworker programs and services, including health and wellness, education, food access, and workforce development.

We thank everyone who attended our Hand to Harvest event for supporting our mission to serve the needs of farmworkers, farm-working families, and underserved communities. Partners, community supporters, and donors made this event possible. Thank you for your continued support and belief in serving and building better futures for California farmworkers.

We see you! We appreciate you! We thank you!

Congratulations to our 2023 Honorees!

  • Farmworker of the Year, Carina Carrillo
  • Ambassador of the Year, Inaki Guerrero of AgForce
  • Grower Partner of the Year, Matt Pandol, Jr. & Family
  • Industry Partner of the Year, California Fresh Fruit Association
  • Leadership Award, Hernan Hernandez
  • Corporate Partner of the Year, T-Mobile


Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

  • Agro Labor Services, Inc
  • DLL Insurance
  • T-Mobile
  • Jaguar FLC
  • Vino Farms, LLC 

Silver Sponsor

  • AgForce
  • Pandol
  • Anthony Vineyards
  • Sunview
  • Illume Agriculture 

Bronze Sponsor

  •  Univision
  • Dr. Jasmeet Bains
  • Berchtold Equipment Co.
  • Grapery
  • California Fresh Fruit Assn.
  • Congressman David Valadao
  • Central Valley Commercial Brokers
  • Kern Family Health Care
  • Barsamian & Moody Law Firm
  • Senator Melissa Hurtado
  • Terranova Ranch, Inc.
  • Trinchero Family Estates
  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner Law Firm
  • Guerrero Mears LLP
  • AgWest
  • Fresno Clovis Autoplex
  • Visalia Ceramic Tile, Inc
  • New Holland Agriculture

Bar Sponsor

  • Outdoor Field Recruitment

Photo Booth Sponsor

  • Rosasco Law Group

Dessert Sponsor

  • HMC Farms