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Kern County, CAPK launch Senior Food Delivery program

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 19:36:44-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Kern County and the Community Action Partnership of Kern are teaming up to launch the Food2Door program to benefit seniors in the community.

The program is focused on making sure people at a higher risk of COVID-19 can get food delivered to their door, thus minimizing their trips to the grocery store, protecting their well being.

“Community Action Partnership of Kern has always been passionate about increasing our capacity to deliver food to those facing crisis,” said CAPK Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Tobias. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic began we have doubled food distribution through our network of partner sites to around 2.5 million pounds a month. Now, through this collaboration with Kern County, we can deliver food directly to at-risk seniors in their homes.”

The program is seniors 65 and older.

Seniors can call CAPK’s 2-1-1 Resource and Referral line to confirm their eligibility for the program and sign up.

The Food2Door program is funded through the CARES Act.