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Mission at Kern County awarded boxes of protein to families in need

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 11:30:09-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — With millions of people across the country losing their jobs due to the pandemic there is a growing need to help families put food on the table. And luckily one local charity just received word that they will be able to continue to feed those in need.

The Mission at Kern County will continue to received pre-packaged boxes of meat and cheese, provided by the USDA Farm to Families program. This will continue every week throughout the month of August.

Last week, the Mission at Kern County handed out over 16,00 boxes of food to individual families and another two-thousand to local agencies. The boxes are free, and the mission is not requiring vouchers from families who come to receive nourishment. The packages are designed to feed a family of 6 their protein needs for one week.

If there are any pallets left over, they will be donated to local agencies.

The schedule for Curb-side pick-up is as follows:

Location: 821 E. 21st St.

Times: Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.