Program & Services
The Food Bank was established in 1983 to acquire food and other resources to help alleviate hunger, provide food and meet the nutritional needs of economically disadvantaged Kern County residents.
Emergency Food Assistance Program
Operating through 36 USDA commodity sites and over 70 pantries the Food Bank provided (provides) emergency food assistance throughout Kern County to food insecure residents.
BackPack Buddies Program
This pilot program is currently operating in the McFarland and Lost Hills, area. This program provides kid friendly food to eligible low-income children over the weekend. The food provided is designed to be easily prepared and healthy.
The Food Bank provides healthy foods to after school programs. With this program we are able to serve over 2,500 kids on a monthly basis at Corporation for Better Housing, Friendship House, CBET, and Stay Focused.