Free Thanksgiving meals and food giveaways

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — With Thanksgiving coming up later this week, several local organizations and businesses are getting ready to bring meals to the homeless and needy families.

Here’s some information on a few of the organizations and businesses who are holding meals or will be handing out food this week.

THANKSGIVING DAY
  • The Mission at Kern County will feed hundreds of people between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 26 at the Mission, located at 816 E. 21st St. Due to COVID-19, it will be held outdoors under a large tent. Call the Mission at 661-325-0863 for more information.
  • Blessing Corner Ministries is providing free meals from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 101 Union Ave. The event is a drive thru/walk up event. Attendees are required to wear masks. Blessing Corner is in need of around 30 volunteers to help deliver meals. Call the church at 661-861-0349 to ask about volunteering or for more information about the event.
  • CityServe is holding a Thanksgiving lunch for the homeless staying at the M Street Navigation Center at 11 a.m. State Senator Shannon Grove, Kern County Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop and Supervisor Mike Maggard will attend the event.
  • The Bakersfield Homeless Center will provide meals to individuals and families staying at the shelter. Those looking to donate can bring Thanksgiving foods to the center, located at 1600 E Truxtun Ave. For more information, call the center at 661-322-9199 or visit bakhc.org
  • The second-annual Delano Community Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tony’s Firehouse Grill, located at 502 County Line Road. The luncheon will be drive-thru or pickup only. Attendees are required to wear masks and social distance at the luncheon. For more information, call 661-586-2001 or 661-778-3265.
  • The Apostolic Light House Church in Oildale will be holding a Thanksgiving meal for the homeless and low-income families at noon at the church, located at 101 Minner Ave.

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