BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Tri Counties Bank announced a donation of $25,000 to the Community Action Partnership of Kern on Friday.

Bank staff said the investment will support CAPK’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, also known as VITA, which provides year-round, no-cost tax preparation for low to moderate income families.

In February, Bank of America also donated $25,000 to help CAPK fight food insecurity.

This year, CAP-K says it expects to assist more than 7,000 families in filing their taxes, resulting in millions of dollars in refunds funneling back into Kern County.