Kern County food bank resources
The Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) Food Bank is a Partner Distribution Organization within the Feeding America network. The CAPK Food Bank provides food assistance to low-income people through its network of 155 distribution sites. These sites are located throughout the county.
The CAPK Food Bank offers the following food programs:
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) distributes government-purchased food at 42 sites throughout Kern County.
- The Pantry Program distributes non-government food at 113 sites. This food is donated through food drives, by local businesses, and the community.
- The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides government-purchased food at 35 sites to seniors ages 60 years and up.
- The Snack Attack Program offers healthy snacks to children during after-school programs.
- The Backpack Buddies Program distributes food backpacks to children in rural and low-income schools.
- The Free Farmers Market provides free, fresh produce to the public. It also offers healthy eating education.
To find out about program and service sites and other details, go to capk.org. You can also learn more by calling 211 or 661-398-4520.