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No-cost food programs offer nutrition services to youth facing food insecurity during the summer months


During the academic year, schools consistently provide teens with accessible meals. However, many teens are left wondering where they will get their next meal during summer if they are not attending summer school.

Kern County local businesses, churches, schools, and non-profits are working to ensure that youths stay fed.

Teens and parents of young children are encouraged to check out the resources available to help.

Some of the locations that offer food to youths at no cost include:

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools can help connect students and their families with programs that can help. Learn more on the KCSOS website.

Anyone struggling with food insecurity can call 2-1-1 or check online for assistance.

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