Who We Are And Who We Serve
Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund (MFAF) is based in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1984, MFAF's services were organized originally as part of Migrant Farmworkers Project (MFP), a project of Legal Aid of Western Missouri. MFAF was established as a separate non-profit in 1998, and was accorded 501c3 IRS status in 2003. MFAF serves and empowers Missouri's migrant and seasonal farmworkers. MFAF's staff meet with migrant farmworkers when they first arrive at the orchards in late summer to determine their eligibility for public benefits, for medical and dental services, and to complete school enrollment forms. From then until workers migrate elsewhere, MFAF seeks to meet critical needs and assist with a variety of health and other issues. For those families that settle in the area, ongoing assistance is provided.
Congrats to our 2017 graduates and their families!
Jacquelin Garcia - Santa Fe High School
Estrella Martinez - Santa Fe High School
Virginia Ayala - State of Missouri high school diploma
Joel Granados, Jr.- Penn Valley Community College AA
The Cost of Food Insecurity on Health - a Health Care Foundation Video featuring MFAF
Our voices, services and advocacy help. Lawmakers need to hear how important SNAP and other food and nutrition programs are for the health of people, workers and families. Together we can transform how it is, into how it should be.
REACH Foundation Features MFAF in 2015 Annual Report
The REACH Foundation featured MFAF as one of their "partner stories" in their 2015 annual report. The front cover photo is Tina Moore, FNP, at the Rodgers-Lafayette Clinic, in Lexington, with one of our patients. Elizabeth, MFAF Program Director, accompanied and interpreted for the child and her mom at the appointment. Elizabeth's photo is in the partner story with two adult patients. See some of the photos in the gallery below, and click on the "Partner Stories" in the report here.
Mission and Vision
No human being is illegal. Migrant farmworkers, like others, have fundamental rights to healthcare, education, and meaningful participation in society. MFAF serves, accompanies, and advocates for these unique and often marginalized people.
MFAF Requests Donations
The following is a wish list of items MFAF is currently collecting for distribution to farmworkers and their families. The items in greatest demand include:
MFAF and the University of Kansas are partners on the PCORI Engagement Award
Check out the new video made in collaboration with KU School of Social Welfare and PCORI.
For information on the purpose and goals of the project, please click here.
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.