Legendary San Jose band Los Tigres Del Norte will donate a portion of their proceeds from their April 1 concert at the SAP Center to groups helping farm workers.
The announcement to help the farming community comes after a mass shooting earlier this year in Half Moon Bay that killed seven farm workers and recent floods that damaged Northern California farmland.
Los Tigres Del Norte member Eduardo Hernandez said it was painful for him to see and hear about the recent incidents affecting farm workers.
“We can raise some money to provide for people who really need it,” Hernandez said.
The band said the decision to participate was an easy one.
“We’re not only writing songs, but we’re doing other things besides being on stage or in a place like this to go out and help out in different ways,” said band member Luis Hernandez.
Farm worker groups said they were in dire need of mental health, housing and food support after the mass shootings.
“People who choose food sometimes experience food insecurity,” said Marivel Mendoza of Hijas Del Campo. “And it was a parody, and it was a shame that they can’t even afford food when they collect it themselves.”