Delano (Kern County) Area Resources

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Food Distribution Sites

  • Community Action Partnership of Kern is hosting emergency food distribution sites on a weekly basis across Kern County. Dial 2-1-1, and ask where the next distribution will be held.
  • BAKERSFIELD: Richard Prado Senior Center located at 2101 Ridge Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93305 for 60+ years. Program hours Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm Lunch served daily at noon.
  • BAKERSFIELD: Golden Empire Gleaners located at 1326 30th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 and 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closed the first Friday of every month
  • BAKERSFIELD: Catholic Charities: located at825Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. closed on the last Friday’s of the month
  • DELANO: March 23 Memorial Park Lexington St, Delano, CA 93215 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. AND Casa de Hernandez 200 S Albany St, Delano, CA 93215 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Compassion Christian Church 1030 4th St, Bakersfield, CA 93304. Meals will be served Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
  • St Vincent de Paul Church 300 Baker St, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Meals will be served Monday- Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.
  • The Mission Homeless Shelter 816 E. 21 St, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Meals served daily at 6:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.
  • Bakersfield Family Church 105 Wilson Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Meals served every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


For women in active breast cancer treatment:

  • Links for Life provides a $100 quarterly grocery card. The treatment center will complete the application for the program. They will fill out the application and fax it to the Links for Life office, 661-322-5655. Click here to view the link.


Meals for children:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Kern County is offering free meals for children.
  • David Head Center, 10300 San Diego Street, Lamont, Ca. 93241, Supper Meal Service – 2 p.m., Snack Meal Service – 4 p.m.
  • Arvin Children’s Center, 800 Walnut Drive, Arvin, Ca. 93203, Supper Meal Service – 2 p.m., Snack Meal Service – 4:30 p.m.
  • Lamont Club, 8301 Segrue Road, Lamont, Ca 93241, Breakfast Meal Service – 10 a.m., Supper Meal Service – 3 p.m.
  • Armstrong Youth Center, 801 Niles Street, Bakersfield, Ca 93305, Breakfast Meal Service – 10 a.m., Supper Meal Service 3 p.m.
  • Stockdale Club, 5207 Young Street, Bakersfield, Ca 93311, Breakfast Meal Service – 10 a.m., Supper Meal Service – 3 p.m.
  • Burger King is offering 2 free kids meals for every 1 adult meal purchased. They can be ordered online or on their app.

School Districts Meal Services: Kern County KCSOS and local school districts will be providing meals during the week of Spring Break. Meals will be provided Monday April 6th - Thursday April 9th. There will be no meal services on Good Friday nor on Monday, April 13th.  

  • Kern High School District will serve grab and go meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday to Friday at the following schools:

    • Arvin High, Bakersfield High, Centennial High, East Bakersfield High, Foothill High, Frontier High, Golden Valley High, Highland High, Independence High, Kern Valley High, Liberty High, Mira Monte High, North High, Ridgeview High, Shafter High, South High, West High, Stockdale High, East Belle Terrace, Nueva, Vista, Vista West
  • Bakersfield City School District will serve grab and go meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday to Friday at most of their school sites. Students will be provided with a sack lunch for the day and a breakfast for the following day. If your child’s school is not listed below their pick-up location will be at the school they attend.

    BCSD has made the decision to continue to prepare and provide meals during the week of Spring Break. Meals will be provided Monday April 6th - Thursday April 9th. There will be no meal services on Good Friday nor on Monday, April 13th.
    • If your child attends Chipman, the pick-up location is at Eissler.
    • If your child attends Chavez, the pick-up location is at Fletcher.
    • If your child attends Downtown, the pick-up location is at Franklin.
    • If your child attends Compton, your pick-up location is at Harding.
    • If your child attends McKinnley, the pick-up location is at Emerson.
    • If your child attends Munsey, the pick-up location is at Curran.
    • If your child attends Noble, the pick-up location is at Washington.
    • If your child attends Sierra, the pick-up location is at Garza.
    • If your child attends Rafer or SEAL Center, the pick-up location is at Emerson.
  • Greenfield Union School District’s Nutrition Services Department will be providing meals at schools and the following bus routes. This will provide an opportunity for more families with children from ages 2 years to18 years of age to pick up meals for children in their family, at no cost. Please check the website for all locations at If you have questions please call 661-837-6020. Meals will be served between 11am and 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Children must be present to receive meals.
    • Locations: N/E Panama Rd & Fritz St, S/W DiGiorgio & Alderwood St, S/W S Union & Curnow / S Union Ave @ Pinky's, 12077 S Union Ave / Neighborhood Watch Sign, Stop at houses before corral, N/E S Union Ave & Mugsy Ave, S/E Union and Barton (Hello Market) / East side of Union, S/E E Hosking Ave & Smarty Jones Way, Smoke Tree Mobile Estates, N/W Madison St & E Berkshire Rd, @ Verizon / N/E Fortune St & Panama Ln, S/W S H St & Seal Point St, S/W Taft Hwy & LaJolla / Southland RV & Mini Storage, South side residents only. / S/W Taft Hwy & Ramos.
  • Panama Buena Vista School District is offering school lunches from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
    • Berkshire Elementary, 3900 Berkshire Rd., 93313
    • Castle Elementary, 6901 Edmont Dr., 93313
    • Miller Elementary, 7345 Mountain Ridge Dr., 93313
    • Sandrini Elementary, 4100 Alum Ave., 93309
    • Seibert Elementary, 2800 Agate St., 93304
    • Stine Elementary, 4300 Wilson. Rd., 93309
    • Stonecreek Jr. High 8000 Akers R., 93313
    • Tevis Jr. High, 3109 Pin Oak Park Blvd., 93311
    • Warren Jr. High, 4615 Mountain Vista Dr., 93311
    • Whitley Elementary, 2923 McKee Rd., 93313
  • Arvin
    • Arvin Union School District, Grab-and-go meals 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Lamont
    • Vineland Elementary School District, grab-and-go meals 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday for children under 18 at schools and at the bus stops.
    • Lamont School District, Grab-and-go meals 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday for children under 18.
  • Shafter
    Meals for children 18 and under:
    • Golden Oak Elementary, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Redwood Elementary, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Sequoia Elementary, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Colony bus stop, on the dirt lot on the no-name street between Rodriguez St. and Martinez St., 12 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Smith Corner, in front of the Church of God on the corner of Richland Ave., and Shafter Ave., 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Wasco
    • Wasco Union High School and Wasco Independence High School are providing free breakfast/lunch to all children under 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Palm Avenue Middle School, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday
  • Lost Hills: Meals available in all school sites and Wonderful Community Park
  • Dolores Huerta Foundation has compiled a list of meal programs for the following school districts in Kern, Fresno, Tulare, and Antelope Valley. Find it here.


Resources for Children

  • Kern High School District students in need of a Chromebook should call their school site to schedule a time to pick up one. Click here for the school directory.
  • Dolores Huerta Foundation has developed a list of available resources for children. Click here.


Meals/Resources for College Students

  • Bakersfield College has developed a drive-thru system so that students do not need to exit their vehicles to pick up their food items.
  • Cal State Bakersfield has a food pantry open from Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm.- 6 p.m.
  • U-HAUL is offering free storage to college students
  • Undocumented Student resource for COVID-19 and for Undocumented Communities
  • The Campaign for College Opportunity has provided resources and next steps for supporting college students the opportunity and success through the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to view.


Childcare Resources

  • CAPK Migrant Childcare Alternative Payment program remains operational. Clients who use this program to find childcare across California are encouraged to call if they have any questions or concerns regarding the program.


Resources for Homelessness

  • Public Health announced that there are 15 trailers heading to Kern County to assist with homeless individuals who are showing symptoms of COVID-19. These trailers will be set up at the fairgrounds located at 1142 S P St, Bakersfield, CA 93307.


Health Care Services

If you are symptomatic, call and speak to a nurse to check if that clinic can test you. COVID-19 Hotline 1-844-542-8840

  • Clinica Sierra Vista will be providingtesting sites in Arvin walk-in Clinic and 34th st +/- East Bakersfield. “We do not want patients to be coming just to get tested though. If having symptoms the best thing is to stay home and call if they have questions or before coming to the clinic stites.”
    • Clinica Sierra Vista has set up a hotline for the public to call before they show up for testing, (833) 534 -0073, lines are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Clinica Sierra Vista Health Insurance Program is completing health insurance enrollments over the phone, any consumer looking for assistance to get health insurance, please have them call: (661) 328-4245
  • Adventist Health is providing COVID-19 testing outside in a tent.
  • Urgent Care on 212 Coffee Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 is providing COVID-19 testing.
  • Kern Family Health Care remains open by phone assistance (lobby is closed). If you have questions or concerns, please call 661-632-1590 or 1-800-391-2000 . What Kern Family Health Care is doing to help you and your family stay safe and get the care you need click here.
  • Bakersfield College’s Student Health and Wellness Center will be conducting a walk-up flu clinic for any student and/or staff member who has not previously received a flu vaccine.
  • National Health Law Program Click here.
  • Health Consumer Centers Click here.
  • Dignity Health Mercy & Memorial Hospital English: Click here to view.
  • California Department of Public Health coordinates the internal communication activities. To learn moreclick here.
  • Virtual Care Anywhere through Dignity Health is offeringfree virtual urgent care visits with a coupon code: COVID19 for patients experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. It allows for timely care delivery without putting other patients or our clinicians at risk of contracting the virus. To access a free virtual urgent care visit, click here. Download the Virtual Care Anywhere app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or call 855-356-8053.
  • Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospital is still accepting clients for in person assistance with Medi-Cal and Covered California applications
    • renewal application assistance.
    • providing education and post enrollment support over the phone to ensure individuals understand their coverage
    • help them overcome any barriers when accessing health care.
    • However, due to restrictions set in place by the hospitals, we must adhere to the following rules:
    • By appointment only. Walk-ins will not be allowed by security
    • Call (661) 632-5976 or (661) 632-5004 to schedule an appointment—do not leave a message. Call back if there is no answer.
    • Clients will be screened and will NOT be allowed entry if they have any of the following: fever, shortness of breath, coughing, sore throat.
    • Only adults will be admitted into hospital facilities (we request that only the primary household applicant come in)
    • Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Medi-Cal Renewals must bring their renewal packet—clients need to request from DHS and have in their possession prior to scheduling an appointment for assistance.
    • Clients must bring the following documents for each of the persons on the application:
      • Citizenship Certificate/Green Card/Work Authorization Card
      • CA Driver’s License/ID
      • Proof of Income (taxes, recent pay stubs, w-2’s, etc)
      • Kern County residency (utility bill, driver license)
      • Social Security Number and Date of Birth
      • BIC/Medi-Cal Cards
      • Medi-Cal Case Number
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is providing financial assistance for patients impacted by  COVID-19. The LLS Financial Aid Program will provide $250 to eligible blood cancer patients experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic. Click here.
  • Enfermedad del Coronavirus: Nuevo coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
  • COVID-19: The facts from The California Endowment.


Statewide and National Resources Involving MediCal

  • Department of Health Care Services Click here
  • In light of COVID-19, Covered California is expanding its Special Enrollment Period for 2020. Effective immediately, any eligible consumer can enroll in health coverage without experiencing a qualifying life event or other special circumstance. This new policy will be in effect until June 30, 2020.
  • Department of Managed Health Care coverage option you can explore and can apply for health insurance and will be in effect until June 30, 2020. Click here to view coverage options.


Behavioral and Mental Health


Resources for Undocumented Individuals and Allies

  • Immigrants Rising has compiled an amazing list of resources for our undocumented communities. Click here to check it out.
  • California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance has also released a list of resources for undocumented youth. Click here to access it.
  • UFW Foundation is providing over the phone immigration consultations and DACA pre-screenings call them at (661) 324-3500 or visit
  • Legal Aid at Work: Undocumented Worker’s Employment Rights
  • California Department of Public Health Immigrant Communities GuidanceClick here  
  • National Immigration Law Center Update on Access to Health Care for Immigrants and Their Families Click here to view update and eligibility
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will continue to provide emergency services and can be requested here    
  • Valley Watch Rapid Response Network ​(​Fresno, Kern, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties), hotline number: (559) 206-0151
    • If you have an ICE check in, see an ICE raid, militarized policing, racial attacks, threats to religious minorities, or anything that threatens families, please call.
  • CRLAF and the Sacramento FUEL Network for Immigrants have prepared an informational flyer to support immigrant communities in the Central Valley as families navigate the immense uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Topics covered include legal, healthcare, employment, housing, food assistance, census, and other areas of concern, specifically as they relate to immigrants or immigration status. Click here to go to their flyer.
  • CRLAF flyers on migrant-immigrant Farmworker communities click here.
  • Visión y Compromiso has created a resource web page in Spanish Check it out here.

Webinars and Resources for Advocates

Free Legal Services

  • California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. Legal services via phone only. Call Delano 661-725-4350 or Arvin 661-854-3839. Website here.
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. located 615 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93304.  (661) 325-5943
  • Central Valley Immigration Integration Collaborative Free citizenship services. To book your appointment call 661-458-8168.


  • PG&Ehas announced that it will NOT disconnect services for non-payment.
  • SoCalGas has suspended service disconnections until further notice. This means no customer will have their natural gas turned off due to non-payment.
    • For small business owners they are waiving late payment fees.

Employment and Small Businesses

  • Labor and Workforce Development Agency released a list of resources for employers and workers.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering loans for small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Click here.
  • Employment Development Department: If you are economically impacted visit
  • Legal Aid at Work Click here
  • CA employment Attorneys (CELA) Click here

Free or Low-cost Internet Access

  • SPECTRUM is offering students free internet, call 1-844-488-8395
  • SPECTRUM is offering low-cost internet services to qualifying households.Click here.
  • The Federal Communications Commissions has opened its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them through Keep Americans Connected. Click here to view internet companies in your location.
  • KCSOS announced that they are setting up internet hotspots across the county
  • Residents throughout Kern County who do not have access to the internet and need it can go to a local library branch and access free wi-fi access from the parking lot. If there is not a library in the community, Alsop said residents can likely get wi-fi access near any county building.


Other Kern County Resources

Community Action Partnership of Kern:

  • If you need assistance for other urgent needs please Dial 2-1-1.
  • VITA: CAPK’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will continue to operate to provide clients during tax seasons. VITA will be accepting “drop-off” paperwork at 300 19th St., Bakersfield, Ca 93301

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