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Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County says someone stole catalytic converters from their food vans

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 23:52:55-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — In a Friday Facebook post, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County said they noticed an issue with two of their food vans on their way to deliver food.

"Our food fans loaded with the precious dinners and breakfasts for children in Kern County would not exceed 35 miles per hour on their way to Lamont and Arvin," the Facebook Post read.

After delivering hundreds of meals, staff took the vans to a local mechanic who noticed the converters were missing, the Facebook Post read.

"Yes, over night, someone cut through our fence and removed them from our vehicles," the post stated. "The hurt we feel and the violation of the mission of serving food to hungry children is just unbearable."

In the meantime, the club is searching for a place to store their vans while they "figure out new protective measures at the club."

The post did not mention whether law enforcement was involved in the incident.