KRV Free Food Distributions
February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley works with the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK.org) to provide much needed food to the Kern River Valley along with Canyon Hills KRV & Mtn. Mesa Grace Chapel.
The next USDA Commodities distribution will be held on Monday, FEBRUARY 25 at 3 locations in the KRV from 10am till we run out of food. This is a back to the 4th Monday of the month.
USDA FOOD COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTIONS at 3 KRV Locations:
10am to Noon (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST), Monday, FEBRUARY 25
KRV VETERANS/SENIOR CENTER VETS HALL 1, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella; organized by Rotary KRV with co-sponsorship from American Legion Post 711 Riders & help from Camp Erwin Owens. PLEASE bring a box or 2 reusable grocery bags to carry away your food. Starting this Monday, CAPK will be increasing the amount of food it brings from 200 families to 250 families.
MTN. MESA GRACE CHAPEL COMMUNITY CENTER
12312 Mtn. Mesa Rd. (next to Mt. Mesa Market)
CANYON HILLS: KERN RIVER VALLEY,
25 Arden Ave., Wofford Heights
Kern County faces the 9th highest rate of food hardship in the United States. 32% of the children in the KRV live in poverty. Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank was established in 1983 to acquire food and other resources to help alleviate hunger, provide food, and meet the nutritional needs of these economically disadvantaged in Kern County. The Food Bank distributes millions of pounds of food annually to hungry individuals, families, non-profits, churches, community centers, homeless shelters, and poverty fighting agencies throughout Kern County. 54% of those served by the Food Bank are children.
The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley, working with the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK.org), provided more than 190 tons of much needed food to the Kern River Valley since it started its ROTARY KRV FOOD PROGRAM.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service acquires agricultural commodities through price support programs, surplus removal, and direct purchases from domestic markets. These commodities are distributed through the USDA, Food Distribution Program to improve the nutritional status of children and adults and to assist and strengthen the American Agricultural market.
Operating through 36 USDA commodity sites and over 70 pantries the CAPK.org Food Bank provides emergency food assistance throughout Kern County to food insecure residents.