A Face to Food
Amongst the richest homes of Newberry Florida, resides a family of seven all living under one mobile home roof. A portrait of the hands that plant, grow and harvest the food we take for granted every day, living on below minimum wage. This is a face to your food.
Fabiola, 22, is the only fluent English-speaking adult in the household. She is in charge of translating for her parents and helping her nieces with their homework every night. She also translates all masses her father gives when preaching to the English speaking part of the congregation.
Dino toils in the fields alongside a fellow worker.
Maria looks through the truck that holds watermelon seeds. She was unable to work for some time because of a pain she had in her uterus, which the family thought to be cancer. Luckily the results came back negative and she is taking medication.
Junior plays while his grandpa, Dino, checks up on the car he uses for work.
Dino, patriarch and grandfather, gives a big hug to the apple of his eye, Junior.
Suleyma looks onto a pot of boiling pig skin as they get ready for a birthday celebration in honor of Maria, her grandmother. Workers from neighboring homes and their church were invited to eat, drink and celebrate on a Friday night at their home.
Maria holds her hands after working in the fields all day.
Dino immigrated from Mexico ilegally 15 years ago. Maria, Dino and Fabiola are all illegal and carry no documentation. They do not have social security and Fabiola just received her driving license. The grandchildren all have their papers and are US citizens.
A Face to Food
Nestled amongst some of the wealthiest families in Newberry, Florida lives a family of seven in a three bedroom mobile home. Dino, the patriarch of the family, is a pastor at the families local church and allows other families to live in an RV that is parked next door. The family lives on a less than minimum wage salary, with the grandmother, grandfather and son-in-law all working in the fields. This is a look into their daily life.