A distribution program that will use healthy food that would otherwise be thrown out could be in place by November. Public Health Services Director Matt Constantine told Supervisors today the Waste Hunger Not Food effort got boost this Spring from a $191-thousand Cal Recycle grant that was used to buy three, refrigerated vehicles, and they then asked local businesses, restaurants and schools, “would you participate, would you help make a us make a difference, and they all jumped on.” Nearly 24-hundred pounds of food was donated in just the first week of practice runs, with most of if from Bakersfield City Schools.

Suzanne Grant


This is Vokky, one of the workers who was recruited from the Bakersfield Homeless Center and trained as a delivery driver for the Waste Hunger Not Food Program.