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Mission at Kern County receives five more weeks of food boxes for families in need

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 20:52:31-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Mission at Kern County receives five more weeks of food boxes for families in need.

The Farm to Families Food Box Distribution program originally started as a 4-week program and has turned into 6 months of blessing the community.

The Mission at Kern County has handed out over ½ million pounds of pre-packaged boxes of meat and cheese, provided by the USDA program.

The distribution will continue temporarily through the month of October and will have some different aspects to it.

Over the last six months, weekly, they have provided 10 lb. protein boxes, this next installment will be a 35 lb. box with meat, dairy, produce and a gallon of milk. They are free to families, and The Mission is not requiring vouchers from those who come to receive nourishment. The packages are designed to feed a family for one week. Due to the quality and quantity within each box, each car will receive one box.

“We know there is a gap in food security in our community & we want to be part of the solution. The Mission feels very fortunate to be given this opportunity to distribute for another 5 weeks, through the month of October. Our Distribution Drive-thru is set up and ready to go tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 30th, from 8:30 am – 10:30 am.” said Carlos Baldovinos.

The Schedule for the next 3 weeks of Curb-side community pick-up is as follows:

Location: 821 E. 21st Street, Bakersfield, CA

Times:

· September 30, 2020 8:30 am – 10:30 am

· October 7, 2020 8:30 am – 10:30 am

· October 14, 2020 8:30 am – 10:30 am

· October 21, 2020 8:30 am – 10:30 am

· October 28, 2020 8:30 am – 10:30 am