September is the final month of CAPK drought food assistance program

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - September is the final month for Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank's Drought Emergency Food Assistance Program.

CAPK Food Bank is continuing its Drought Emergency Food Assistance Assistance program in addition to its regular food distribution efforts throughout September for eligible residents in Arvin, Bakersfield, Butonwillow, Delano, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Oildale and Wasco.

Despite California's recent rains, CAPK says, the San Joaquin Valley is still vulnerable from years of prolonged drought affecting families who have experienced a loss of income due to unemployment or reduced work schedules caused by the drought.

People who require assistance are asked to dial 2-1-1 to find the food distribution location closest to them. Eligible people will be asked to self-certify that they live in a household where drought conditions have caused unemployment or underemployment.

Below is a list of scheduled food distribution times and locations. Dates and times of distributions may change without notice.

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

St. Johns Valley of Faith
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
500 Campus Dr. Arvin, CA. 93203

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Buttonwillow Park 
5 p.m. 7 p.m. 
556 Milo Ave. Buttonwillow, CA. 93206

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Isaiah’s Sober Living
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
1904 Clarendon St. Bakersfield, CA. 93307

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Lake Isabella
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
3268 Suhre St. Lake Isabella, CA. 93240 

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Wasco Parks & Rec
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
1202 Poplar Ave. Wasco, CA 93306

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
World of Pentecost
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
3025 Fairfax Rd. Bakersfield, CA. 93306

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Iglesia De Bakersfield
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
5614 Woodmere Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93313

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Valley Faith Fellowship
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
15570 County line Rd. Delano, CA 93215

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Mercy Memorial Learning Center 
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
1627 Virginia Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93307

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Iglesia De Monte Sion 
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
7617 Kearney Ave. Lamont, CA 93241

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
Oildale SDA Church 
5 p.m. -7 p.m. 
612 Sharon Place Bakersfield, CA 93308

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
World of Pentecost
5 p.m. -7 p.m. 
3025 Fairfax Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93306

For more information contact CAPK Food Bank Agency Relations Technician Yazid Alawgarey at 661-398-4520.


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