BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — "These times people can't leave there house and it's a little bit harder to go and get things, so we figured we would go and serve our community," said Zach Martin, Director of Operations for Covenant Coffee.
Covenant Coffee is a non-profit organization that says it is dedicated to educating and employing current and former foster youth. But now with the coronavirus pandemic keeping residents stuck at home, Martin had to come up with a creative way to keep their message strong.
"Coffee is pretty essential so we have been going and taking it to people's house, whether they want to purchase K-Cups or bagged coffee or just a cup of coffee to enjoy at their home."
Covenant Coffee has taken its operations to the road, bringing coffee to people through a catering truck.
"It's pretty incredible that we can get amazing businesses to come out and go door to door. We're excited we look forward to it all week," said local resident Katie Allen. "The kids get to run up and order cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate and the parents get much needed fresh coffee delivered to their door. And to be able to support business during this time too is really important and that's another big reason why we are doing it."
The catering truck is not new to the organization, but its use has changed. For more on how to have Covenant Coffee delivered to your home, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule a route that goes through your neighborhood.