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CAPK's 2018 Humanitarian Awards Banquet & Fundraiser

CAPK’s Annual Humanitarian Awards Banquet is at 5 P.M. on Thursday, April 19th in southeast Bakersfield’s historic Friendship House Community Center. Celebrate Champions in Community Action and help raise funds to fight poverty in Kern County!

This year’s honorees are:

Humanitarians of the Year: Jim and Beverly Camp

Partner of the Year: Kiwanis Club of Kern, Bakersfield

Volunteer of the Year: Nashid Salahud-Din


With Keynote Speaker: Dr. Horace Mitchell, Ph.D., President California State University, Bakersfield

This is one evening you won’t want to miss! Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, download the sponsorship form here. Tickets are $100 each and available online by clicking here.

Helping People... Changing Lives.

Established in 1965, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) administers close to a dozen programs aimed at meeting children, families and individuals at their point of need, for those who have had difficulty engaging the “American Dream.”  (Click here to download a one-sheet flyer with brief descriptions of our programs in English and Spanish.)

We also have a three-minute video to give you a nugget-sized description of our agency’s history, programs and the impact we make in the communities we serve. Click here to watch on our YouTube channel.

The work of CAPK touches the lives of more than 75,000 of your neighbors, co-workers, family and friends annually, by:

  • Distributing 12.25 million pounds of food for the food insecure;
  • Delivering nutrition to 20,000 women, infants and children;
  • Serving more than 900,000 meals to Head Start and Summer Meals Program children;
  • Providing utility assistance for 9,400 families;
  • Offering after school and summer programs for 389 at-risk youth;
  • Delivering early childhood education and preschool to some 3,000 children;
  • Answering over 101,000 calls for human and social services referrals.

The Promise of Community Action:

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

our mission:

Community Action Partnership of Kern shall provide and advocate for resources that will empower members of the communities we serve to be self-sufficient.

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