Food Recovery

Food recovery services can be found at many different locations. Hours of operation are subject to change; call to confirm dates & times.

Food Banks:

Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank

Provides food and other resources to meet the needs of economically disadvantaged Kern County residents. Programs include the Emergency Food Assistance Program, Senior Food Program, and Snack Attack (an after-school program). I.D. required. 

Phone NumberAddress [Warehouse]Collection Service AreaHours of Operation
661-398-45201807 Feliz Dr., BakersfieldKern CountyM-F 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Waste Hunger Not Food, Kern County

Led by Kern County Department of Public Health Services, Waste Hunger Not Food rescues surplus edible food from generators and distributes it to those in need, both reducing waste and helping address hunger.

Phone Number
Address [Warehouse]
Collection Service Area
Hours of Operation
661-321-30001800 Mt. Vernon Ave., Bakersfield
Kern CountyM-F 8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Coyote Cupboard, Cerro Coso Hunger Free Campus

Created to address food insecurity for students. Provides food & toiletries, resources, and support for Ridgecrest campus students in need.

Phone Number
Address [R/C Campus]
Collection Service Area
Hours of Operation
760-384-62703000 College Heights Blvd., RidgecrestRidgecrest and surrounding areas.Drive-Thru LRC from 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. See website for specific dates and instructions.

Food Assistance Programs:

Kern County Aging & Adult Services: Senior Nutrition

Provides food assistance to senior citizens aged 60 and over, in the form of cafeteria and home-delivered meals. Programs include Senior Nutrition, Meals on Wheels, and Supplemental Food Assistance. 661-868-1000.

Phone Number
Collection Service Area
Hours of Operation
760-375-5438Ridgecrest Senior Center
125 S. Warner, Ridgecrest
RidgecrestM-F 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Lunch M-F @ 12:00 P.M.

Food Pantries:

Salvation Army, Ridgecrest Corps

Provides shelter, financial assistance, disaster services, casework & addiction services, and a food pantry.

Phone Number
AddressCollection Service AreaHours of Operation
760-375-7219151 N. Downs St., Ridgecrest
M,T,Th,F 9:00- 11:00 A.M.
Drive Thru Fresh Rescue:
T, Th 12:30 P.M.

Desert Christian Center