Bank of America mask gift benefits local farmworkers

Local farmers and ag-related businesses have accepted hundreds of thousands of free face masks distributed through the county Ag Commissioner’s Office since May. COURTESY PHOTO

EL CENTRO — Imperial County farmworkers are among the beneficiaries of a gift nearly 1 million surgical masks donated by Bank of America.

The Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office received 200,000 of the masks via the state Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

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