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Wednesday, Sep 18 2013 12:38 PM

'First Look': Two ways to help Community Action Partnership food bank

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    Pam Bernhart and Jeremy Tobias from Community Action Partnership of Kern talk about events to benefit the food bank on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Keeping the Community Action Partnership of Kern food bank stocked is an ongoing need. And the problem persists, despite Kern County's standing as a top agricultural producer in the country.

CAPK Executive Director Jeremy Tobias said Wednesday on "First Look with Scott Cox" people can attend two big upcoming events to help those in need.

The fourth annual Fill the Bowl fundraiser Oct. 5 at the Padre Hotel will help purchase an eco-friendly delivery truck, Tobias said.

CAPK asked a variety of people in the community to paint colorful bowls that will be auctioned at the fundraiser -- hopefully a good bid, Tobias said. Bowls sell for as low as $40 or as high as $320.

"We want the bids to be high so that we can purchase more food for the food bank," Tobias said.

Pam Bernhart with CAPK said there is something for everybody, not just decorated bowls. High-end watches and a trip to the Daytona Indy 500 race will be auctioned.

CAPK's easiest, yet most anticipated, food drive is the Sept. 24 Feed the Need canned food drive at the Kern County Fair. Take four cans of food and you'll get into the fair for free.

Get more information at capk.org.

 

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