Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County, Inc.
$2,011.71 AMOUNT RAISED
23 GIFTS RECEIVED
The Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. (FWCC) is a non-profit corporation, classified under section 501C(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and chartered by the State of Florida as a non-profit corporation since 1978. FWCC was created for the purpose of assisting farm workers to access social and human services, who for a variety of reasons are unable to participate in eligible programs or services. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of migrant and seasonal farm workers through education, advocacy, and access to services.
The Farmworker Coordinating Council traces its beginnings to a grassroots effort led by volunteers to meet the needs of farm workers who found themselves without work in the winter of 1977-1978 during a sudden freeze. From its humble beginnings in a borrowed warehouse, the Farmworker Coordinating Council has grown into a diverse social services agency that addresses the continuing barriers to basic needs faced by farm workers in Palm Beach County. FWCC continues serving thousands of migrant farm workers and their families in Palm Beach County. The agency now provides a range of social services with a staff of 12 full time professionals working from two offices: Lake Worth and Belle Glade.