BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A program that gathers uneaten food and gives it to those in need is expanding.
Kern County Public Health’s Waste Hunger Not Food program is now offering on-call pickups. The program takes food from restaurants, schools and markets and distributes it to people in need. Now those who have a surplus of food can request a same-day pickup.
Pickups can be requested by calling or texting 661-479-6521 or emailing wastehunger@kerncounty. com. KCPH accepts perishable and non-perishable food that has been prepared and handled in accordance with state and local food handling guidelines.