BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Community Action Partnership of Kern has announced that it has received a $ 130,000 grant from Health Net to purchase a new refrigerated food distribution truck for the CAPK food bank.
CAPK said the donation would bolster CAPK Food Bank’s current fleet, help the organization expand its network of distribution nodes and deliver food directly to the neighborhoods of hungry and hungry Kern County residents. food insecurity.
“This truck will help CAPK Food Bank and over 150 other community partners deliver fresh produce, dairy and meat to over 250,000 food insecure people in all corners of Kern County,” said CEO Jeremy Tobias. “Health Net’s grant to CAPK is a powerful county-wide gift that will help the communities we serve recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “
Health Net said the donation is part of its efforts to help California’s most vulnerable residents.
“Our goal is to work hand in hand with our community partners like CAPK to ensure that we serve those who depend most on the health care safety net,” said President and CEO Brian Ternan. “Together, we will continue to create and develop new models – including healthy nutrition campaigns, food pharmacy pilot projects and food XR programs – all designed to improve the nutrition and health of those most at risk. . ”