Kern County and CAPK launch Senior Food Delivery program
July 18, 2020
Kern County seniors face an elevated risk from the COVID-19 virus, especially during the recent surge of cases. That is why Kern County and the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) are teaming up to launch the Food2Door program.
Kern County and the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) Food Bank are focused on making sure individuals facing high risks from COVID-19 can get critical food supplies delivered directly to their door. Signing up for Food2Door will help these seniors minimize trips to grocery stores and other public places in search of a meal, helping them to protect their health.
“Community Action Partnership of Kern has always been passionate about increasing our capacity to deliver food to those facing crisis,” said CAPK Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Tobias. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic began we have doubled food distribution through our network of partner sites to around 2.5 million pounds a month. Now, through this collaboration with Kern County, we can deliver food directly to at-risk seniors in their homes.”
Food2Door will serve seniors 65 and over. Each participant will get a 70 pound food box each month – dropped off at their home by Food2Door drivers. Enrolling in the program is easy. Seniors can call CAPK’s 2-1-1 Resource and Referral line to confirm their eligibility for the program and sign up.
The Food2Door program is funded by the federal government through the CARES Act and is a partnership between Kern County and CAPK.