The Bakersfield North Rotary, North High Interact Club, Standard School District, The Hope Center and the Bakersfield Police Department are partnering to feed North of the River families for Thanksgiving.
On Wednesday, November 23 at 7:30 a.m., Bakersfield North Rotary along with North High School Interact Club, Standard School District employees, The Hope Center and the Bakersfield Police Department will package and distribute 300 Thanksgiving Basket food boxes for North of the River families who might otherwise not have Thanksgiving dinner.
For 15 years, the Bakersfield North Rotary has raised money for their Thanksgiving Basket project. In addition to donating personally, these Rotarians helped secure corporate sponsorships and volunteer services from companies like Chevron, Varner Brothers, Inc. and The Wonderful Company.
Their efforts and generosity help to ensure that these families have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The Hope Center helps with referrals and advertisement, as well as with the check in procedures. Standard School District makes available the Standard Middle School gymnasium, for set up and distribution.
Surplus funds raised by Bakersfield North Rotarians during this year's Thanksgiving Basket project will go to support the LiFT BAKERSFIELD's Tuesday Night BBQ. LiFT BAKERSFIELD, an affiliate of The Missionary Church International, provides a warm meal each Tuesday evening for more than 200 homeless and disadvantaged families in Oildale.
North High Interact students have joined Bakersfield North Rotary every year to help provide the manpower for the event. Bakersfield North Rotarians, North High Interact Students and The Bakersfield Police Department are working side by side to make Thanksgiving a little happier for North of the River families.