BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A donation of just six canned goods to CAPK’s Feed the Need initiative could get you free admission to the Kern County Fair on Monday.
According to organizers, as of Tuesday, the Kern County Fair has collected 21,736 pounds of food and these results are not final.
“About 14 percent of Kern County is food insecure, meaning they are having a hard time getting the next meal on the table,” said Savannah Maldonado, resource and outreach coordinator at CAPK.
Jeremy Tobias, CEO of CAPK, said the CAPK food bank serves over 40,000 people a month.
“Bring six cans of food, you help feed somebody that’s food insecure that’s hungry, and you get in the Fair for free,” Tobias said.
Tobias said the organization’s goal this year is to raise 25,000 pounds of food.
If you didn’t get a chance to donate Monday, CAPK is teaming up with the Valley Plaza Mall and Golden Empire Transit for a “Stuff the Bus” food drive on Oct. 15, according to organizers.