BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County’s “Waste Hunger, Not Food” program has been awarded over $250,000 to help feed the county’s most in need.
“Waste Hunger, Not Food” was one of 36 projects around California to receive grant money from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
Those projects selected help prevent waste, reduce pollution and combat climate change by getting food to Californians who need it.
“Waste Hunger, Not Food” takes edible surplus food from restaurants, schools and markets that would otherwise be wasted and distributed to those in need.
In all, programs across the state received $11 million in funding.