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MLK CommUnity Initiative, partners to hold food distribution

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 17:17:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On April 20 Kern County Board of Supervisors Chair, Supervisor Leticia Perez in partnership with Isaiah Crompton from “Caught Up The Game”, Arleana Waller from The Frink Firm and other community leaders that make up the MLK CommUnity Initiative will host a free food distribution event for those impacted by COVID-19.

The distribution will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1116 E. California Ave.

The Initiative usually holds this food distribution on a monthly basis and is typically held at Belle Terrace Park however, in light of the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus the organizers have decided to change the location of the distribution to allow for greater health precautions to be made.

In accordance with current CDC recommendations, this food distribution will include a "drive-thru."

It is required that community members attending the event stay in their cars, a volunteer will bring a box of food to your car.

If an individual does not have access to a vehicle, they will still allow them to walk up and stand in line, however social distancing will be enforced.

• Arrive early
• Drive up to receive your food. DO NOT get out the car – A volunteer will bring your box to the car.
• Once you have received your box of food, please keep moving, do not hold up traffic.
• If you are a walk up, please consider the social distance of six feet apart while in line.
• Please bring a wagon or cart to travel with your food.