ARVIN, Calif. — Healthcare screenings, immigration services and other community resources. 50 of these county services will be offered for free today in Arvin during Dia de la Familia.
The free event offers community members near Arvin a chance to meet with local organizations to learn more about services offered in Kern County as well as free checks and screenings they wouldn't normally have access to.
Hernan Hernandez, who's the executive director of the California Farmworkers Foundation, said it's important that organizations like CFF brings these services to the people who need them most. And they're hosting an event like Dia de la Familia on a Sunday afternoon allows those who work in Kern Counties fields to have a chance to learn about these services during their day off from work.
Hernandez also said the services will include eye screenings, information about WIC, public housing, Department of Health, immigration and other domestic issues. They will also offer shade, free ice cream and tacos, as well as live music and activities for kids.
Dia de la Familia will be at Las Palmas Park on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m..