There is a Real Need for Food Assistance Right Here in Kern County
If a household or person needs to make choices between certain needs, such as medical bills, rent, etcetera, and buying nutritionally fulfilling foods, then they are food insecure.
Food Insecure People in Kern County
Food Insecurity Rate in Kern County
Above SNAP, Other Nutrition Programs threshold of 200% poverty
Below SNAP, Other Nutrition Programs threshold 200% poverty
Stay Focused understands the crisis that food insecurity brings. The forced choice between food and shelter should not be a reality for the 125,870 people in Kern County. It is our obligation as an organization to mitigate these impacts and bring quality of life back. At Stay Focused, we hold food drives multiple times throughout the week, distributing foods of all nutritional groups to families in need. Just during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have donated over 1.45 million meals.