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KRV FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS
February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.