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The League of Dreams, Brooklyn's BBQ to provide food deliveries for families of disabled children

League of Dreams
Posted at 10:55 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 01:59:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The League of Dreams, a local non-profit organization serving disabled children has partnered with Brooklyn’s Barbecue to provide food deliveries for families of disabled children who might not be able to leave their residence due to COVID-19 health risks.

According to League of Dreams Executive Director, Jessica Mathews, the health condition of many of the league’s athletes is very fragile and going into public places could compromise their health.

Any family in need of prepared food can place an order for delivery or pick-up food at Brooklyn’s, 3015 Calloway Drive. Food can be consumed immediately or frozen for later use. Brooklyn’s family packs serve a complete meal for six people which includes ribs, chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw for $50.

Food will be delivered free of charge to families in the Greater Bakersfield area by restaurant staff and League of Dreams volunteers.

There is no limit on the number of family packs available and this offer will continue as long as food product is available. In addition, other cooked food products are available such as whole chickens, brisket, pork and deep pit which can be frozen for later consumption. Brooklyn’s owner John Steeber says he will also extend this same offer to all area senior citizens who have elected to self-isolate as recommended by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Orders should be placed one day in advance by calling (661) 829-7427. In emergency situations it may be possible to accommodate same-day orders. Orders must be paid for at the time of order using a credit card. No-contact deliveries will be made by leaving food orders on doorsteps and notifying recipients the food has been dropped off

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