Lost Hills Community Receives Free Water & Food Donations
LOST HILLS, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), Kern County Department of Human Services, and the Lost Hills Union School District, provided water and food donations to hundreds of families from throughout the community who were in-need of essential supplies.
“Our community is stronger when we come together, especially during Covid19,” said Assemblymember Salas. “I am pleased we were able to partner with Kern County & the Lost Hills School District to provide essential food and water for residents in need.”
Volunteers from throughout the Lost Hills community assisted in creating a safe drive-through donation line for attendees to ensure that families were able to receive food and water while practicing safe physical distancing. Drivers and passengers were asked to stay in their vehicles while volunteers wearing gloves and face masks loaded water and food donations into their trunks.
“This partnership with Assemblymember Rudy Salas is an important example of how our communities will overcome the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jeremy Tobias, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Action Partnership of Kern. “Our CAPK Food Bank staff are working to meet the dramatic needs for food and supplies they see every day in small, rural Kern County communities like Lost Hills. We are better able to serve families when leaders like Assemblymember Salas stand beside us.”
In total, over 200 families attended the donation event with 5,200 bottles of water being distributed and hundreds of bags of essential food supplies.
Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Avenal, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.