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Kern High School District students can receive free lunch during the Kern County Fair

Posted at 7:31 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 10:49:16-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern High School District is providing students at the fair cost-effective and healthier options for lunch.

Students have the option of choosing from ham and cheese sandwiches, chicken wraps and salads.

"Some of our parents can't go out and buy food for us, and getting free food really helps us," said Isaiah Elisea, a Foothill High School FFA student.

The food is transported from the district's central kitchen to the fairgrounds.

"They're out here all day long," said Becky Harris, the field coordinator for the Kern High School District's Food Services. "We're providing the students away from campus during the fair, a healthy and nutritious meal."

Students that are at the fair to compete as members of the National FFA Organization agree that the lunch cart is convenient.

"It's greatly appreciated because we don't have to pay for anything, we can just walk right over there to over here," said Jaime Ehoff, a Foothill High School FFA student.

KHSD students have until the end of the fair to take advantage of the lunch cart. However, the students hope that the lunch cart will return to the Kern County Fair next year.

"I hope they're out here next year because it helps money-wise," said Elisea.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. any student enrolled in KHSD can pick up an entree and sides from the lunch cart located behind Coors Grandstand Arena.