According to the Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank, Kern County faces the ninth highest rate of food hardship in the United States.
To help boost donations to local food banks during the holiday season, Save Mart and FoodMaxx stores in the region will once again hold a drive to help those in need for the holidays.
At check-out, shoppers can tear off a coupon and hand it to the cashier:
- $2 feeds one person breakfast
- $3 feeds one person lunch
- $5 feeds one person dinner
The coupon shoppers choose will be added to their grocery bill, and the tax deductible contribution will be noted on their receipt.
100% of all donations made at any seven Save Mart and FoodMaxx stores in Kern County will go the Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank. Last year, nearly $3,000 was collected for this organization.
This year, the drive will run from November 14-December 27.