By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau
Press Release Provided by Kern County Farm Bureau
Kern County Farm Bureau (KCFB) represents Kern County’s agriculture interest through public relations, education and public policy advocacy in order to promote the economic viability of agriculture balanced with appropriate management of natural resources.
For the past 9 years, Kern County Farm Bureau has celebrated our bountiful harvest with our annual Bounty of Kern County dinner. Annually, we come together to unify our farming and ranching communities and illustrate the importance of agriculture in our county. As with the challenges that have come this year, an in-person dinner was not possible.
Kern County Farm Bureau wanted to continue to promote our community, great vendors, agriculture businesses and support services. Bounty on the Go was created this year, to showcase our agriculture industry as well as give back to the community that has endured during these challenging times.
We were proud to partner with NV Catering and Cornerstone Bakery to provide a meal that showcased the top crops grown in our county through a take out, drive thru dinner. We appreciate the agriculture businesses who stepped up to sponsor our drive thru dinner, so we could have the opportunity to give back to our community.
It was because of the incredible sponsors and dinner purchases that we were able to donate 150 meals to The Bakersfield Burrito Project as well as 160 pounds of potatoes for future meals. The Bakersfield Burrito Project cooks and distributes burritos every Sunday to the homeless of Bakersfield. We were proud to be able to partner with an organization that truly believes in giving back to the community and serving those in need.
Our agriculture industry proves time and time again, they are always willing to support our community and give in times of need. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to not only serve a splendid meal to our agriculture industry and community and also able to donate additional meals to those in need.
We want to thank the Gardiner Family for their willingness to host our Bounty of Kern County and hope to be able to hold our in-person event with their generosity in 2021.