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Bakersfield organizations hold food drives and giveaways over the weekend

Bakersfield organizations hold food drives and giveaways over the weekend
Posted at 1:09 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 04:09:31-05

BAKERSFIELD,Calif. —
Many organizations are preparing for the holidays by helping those in need.

The Mission at Kern County continues to offer three meals a day and has a goal to serve over 16,000 meals by Thanksgiving.

The non-profit is gearing up for their traditional Thanksgiving meal, which will be held outside under a tent on November 26th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with new safety precautions.

Just a few miles away at 21st and Baker St. on Sunday, the non-profit Mothers Against Gang Violence held a hot food giveaway serving over 100 people.

The group provided blankets, turkey box giveaways, and school backpacks, and more.

The non-profit says that its goal is to serve every disadvantaged neighborhood that has been affected by gang violence.

The giving continued throughout Sunday evening.

The Blessing Corner Ministries held a drive-up food distribution where over 100 families received boxes of food supplies for the holidays.

23ABC too is hosting a drive-through baby shower event on Thursday, November 19th at the 23ABC Studios at 321 21st Street in Downtown Bakersfield where we will be collecting baby items and supplies for families in need for Bakersfield Pregnancy Center and The Mission at Kern County.