CAPK and the Wonderful Company partner together for new food bank center

September 29, 2023 /

On October 5, the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) and the Wonderful Company will have their grand opening for the Wonderful Community Food Center from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 520 S. Washington Street.

 “I find it inspirational as I watch the CAPK Food Bank transform into the Wonderful Community Food Center, a symbol of hope and compassion for our community,” said Jeremy Tobias, CEO of CAPK.

According to a press release, the transformation of the CAPK Food Bank was due to donations from the Wonderful Company and other donors. Through the partnership, they plan to be a beacon of hope amid food insecurity. 

“This milestone would not have been possible without the unwavering support of The Wonderful Company and our esteemed partners,” said Tobias. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to them for sharing our vision of a stronger, more resilient community. The Wonderful Community Food Center will empower us to reach even greater heights in our mission to combat hunger and make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.”

The work for the center started in 2021 because of an urgent need to serve the community, and according to the release, that is a dream come true. Through the partnership, they plan to be a beacon of hope amid food insecurity. 

“At the heart of this partnership with CAPK is a commitment to combatting hunger and food insecurity in the communities in which we operate,” said Andy Anzaldo, chief operating officer of corporate social responsibility at The Wonderful Company. “We are proud to partner with CAPK in launching the Wonderful Community Food Center, that will serve as a safe space for families enduring hardships while providing equitable access to essential resources that impacts the health and well-being of all.”


JaNell Gore

Ja'Nell Gore is a student at Cal State Bakersfield. In addition to writing for Kern Sol News she is a poet who loves any chance she has to perform and be with her community.