The Kern County Aging and Adult Services is assisting seniors 65 years or older who have no other means of safely getting groceries by offering delivery to their residence using the senior’s own funds, says a news release.
Orders placed will be limited to 15 nonperishable items.
Orders can be placed by calling 661-868-1000.
The Bakersfield Association of Realtors, Christian Real Estate Fellowship
and Christmas for Seniors is reaching out to the community to help needy,
low-income seniors who are to “shelter in place” and can not get out to purchase food.
The organizations are accepting donations of non-perishable food, water, paper goods, toiletries, cleaning supplies and gift cards. Donations can be dropped off at CityServe Kern County, 1431 L St. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and noon.
Volunteers are also needed to help assembly the packages. Visit cityservebakersfield.com to sign up as a volunteer to package donations and/or deliver to needy seniors.
The Aging and Adult Services is encouraging neighbor check-ins for seniors and immunocompromised adults in accordance with the Office of the Governor, to ensure vulnerable populations are safe and healthy.
The governor’s office makes the following recommendations when doing check ins:
- Be sure to limit direct contact to call or text where possible or have conversation through the door or safe distance of at least 6 feet.
- Don’t be afraid to ask how you can help them with getting groceries, medication and other necessities or be afraid to ask for help.
- Utilize state and local services.
- Many stores are offering special times for seniors to perform shopping and/or delivery programs.