Rotary Club of the Kern River Valley

ROTARY HANDS OUT FOOD SATURDAY

 
EMERGENCY DROUGHT FOOD DISTRIBUTION SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
The Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) Food Bank will continue distributing emergency pre-packaged food boxes to families affected by the drought this month. CAPK will be distributing 30 pound boxes filled with food to families in need with the help of local partners, like the Rotary Club of Kern River Valley. Rotary KRV volunteers will sign people in and with CAPK staff, hand out the boxes behind the KRV Senior Center from 9am to 11am, Saturday, December 19 on a first come-first served basis. The number of boxes will vary by the household size. To speed things up, we’ll start signing people in at 8:30am.
 
 
EMERGENCY DROUGHT FOOD DISTRIBUTION SATURDAY
The Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) Food Bank will continue distributing emergency pre-packaged food boxes to families affected by the drought this month. CAPK will be distributing 30 pound boxes filled with food to families in need with the help of local partners, like the Rotary Club of Kern River Valley.
 
The number of boxes will vary by the household size.
To speed things up, we’ll start signing people in at 8:30am.
Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to approve $687 million in emergency drought relief including $25 million for food assistance in the Central Valley. Officials say people will be asked to self-certify that they live in a household where drought conditions have caused their underemployment or unemployment.
 
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Those affected by the drought that fit income guidelines.
“We are all affected by the drought: look at the Lake; the empty stores; Cal Water’s rate increases; the higher price of produce; unemployment, crime” says Richard Rowe, president of the Rotary Club of Kern River Valley, “We will get 600 boxes to give out Saturday. If we don’t go after our share, the unclaimed boxes go back to be given away elsewhere. This will be the last distribution like this in 2015.”
“If anyplace has been affected by the drought, it is the Kern Valley!” says author Kathleen Creighton Fuchs, one of the KRV Rotary Club’s members.
 
There are INCOME guidelines; when you sign in; you are saying you fit those guidelines by the honor system (no income verification needed). For more information, see FACEBOOK.com/RotaryKRVFood.
The next CAPK food distribution is the regular, once a month, USDA Commodities Distribution 10am to Noon, Monday, December 21 in Lake Isabella, Mtn. Mesa & Wofford Heights.