Holiday drives begin to address child food insecurity

December 3, 2019 /

Senator Melissa Hurtado and Kern County Supervisor David Couch are holding holiday drives this month to address child food insecurity in the southern Central Valley.

The Central Valley’s child food insecurity rate currently sits at almost 25 percent in Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties, according to a news release.

For Hurtado’s “Holiday Baby Formula and Infant Nutrition Drive,” donors can drop off food items at the district office, located at 1201 California Ave., Suite A. Hurtado is accepting donations through Dec. 11.

Couch is accepting donations for his “Warm Clothes Drive” starting now all the way through Dec. 20. Residents can donate gently used and new items of blankets, coats, gloves, hats, scarfs and socks. These items can be dropped off at Couch’s Bakersfield office, located at 1115 Truxtun Ave., or his Delano office, 455 Lexington St.