Our mission is to help alleviate hunger and provide food for needy persons of all ages in Kern County. We accomplish this by collecting and distributing food and agricultural products that might otherwise go to waste. Through the help of our referring agencies, we are able to distribute food to needy children, senior citizens, families in crisis, and people who are ill, disabled, homeless or unemployed, and others determined by the Board of Directors to be eligible.
We accomplish this through the following programs:
Affiliated Agencies – Serves over 100 churches, missions and shelters
After School – Serves 30 after school and summer programs providing snacks for participating students
Food for Thought – Serves families of school children at over 115 participating schools
Harvest Time Agencies – Serves over 70 government agencies and non-profit organizations that identify those in need of emergency food. We also include an opportunity to “Volunteer for Food”
Senior Sack – Serves low-income seniors at 24 sites that include churches and community senior centers
The Golden Empire Gleaners is a private, food bank that is run by only two full-time employees and hundreds of volunteers. We are a 501(c)(3)non profit organization that is debt-free and receives no government assistance. The work of the Gleaners is supported by generous local businesses, organizations and individuals who share our goal of eliminating hunger in our community.
Golden Empire Gleaners Match Announcement
A $2,500 match challenge is available from Kern Community Foundation for all online gifts made through Golden Empire Gleaners' Nonprofit Search profile by December 31, 2011. Make an online gift to support the Golden Empire Gleaners by clicking on the "MATCH CHALLENGE" button below.
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Golden Empire Gleaners is well known to our donors and constituents as a trustworthy nonprofit doing important work. We are proud to be among the nonprofits recognized the Kern Community Foundation with a "Reviewed" status in their new Nonprofit Search site.