1 in 9 Americans experience food insecurity each year, according to estimates. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Feeding America anticipates an additional 17 million Americans are at risk of becoming food insecure during the course of 2020. To help, Kern Oil & Refining Co. was proud to partner with the Lamont Chamber of Commerce to support Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank’s August food drive.
To protect the health and safety of volunteers and recipients, the food drive was transitioned to a no-contact drive-thru event. Face coverings, social distancing and other COVID-19 safety guidelines were practiced throughout the duration of the event.
“Many Kern County families were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Leo Bautista, Human Resource Manager. “Kern Oil & Refining Co. is proud to support the Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank in ensuring our neighbors experiencing financial hardships continue to have access to nutritional meals.”
Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank was established in 1983 to distribute food and other resources to help alleviate hunger, provide food, and meet the nutritional needs of these economically disadvantaged in Kern County.