Referral Information

The Golden Empire Gleaners works with hundreds of agencies and organizations to provide food to families and individuals in need. Most of our clients are by referral from our partnering agencies.


Referring Agencies:

  • Kern County: Contact your case worker if your receive any service from the county such as Cash Aid, CalFresh, Mental Health, etc.  All Other Kern County Areas: (800) 273-2275

  • Schools: Contact your child's school office. Bakersfield City School District and most of Kern County High Schools make referrals.

  • Churches: If you are a member of a congregation, ask if your church is a partnering organization. The Golden Empire Gleaners partners with many local churches.

Volunteer Opportunity:

Arrive at 7:30 a.m. any day Monday-Friday (Closed the 1st Friday of every month) and plan to stay until 2 p.m. Closed toes shoes and modest dress appropriate for working in the warehouse are required. We provide a mid morning snack at break as well as lunch. A food basket is available at the end of the volunteer day. Those interested in a food  basket, please make sure to fill out a pink order sheet during the morning check-in. Volunteers are eligible for a food box once per week.

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