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Kern Food Policy Council

Three years in the making, the Kern County Food System Assessment presents quantitative data that document the relationships and trends affecting the health of our local food system. Our thanks to Kern Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente, The Wonderful Company, and The California Endowment for financially supporting the many stages of this process.

What is a Food System?

A food system describes the entire set of processes involved in the production and consumption of food. Included within this definition are many activities and products that the consuming public may never see, including the manufacture and application of farm inputs, the distribution, processing and packaging of food products, and the eventual management of wastes generated along the way. Here in Kern County, this system is a major economic driver, with one in three people possessing food system-related jobs.

Kern Food Policy Council

Representing stakeholders across the food system, the KFPC is dedicated to fostering new connections, priorities and partnerships that will result in a healthy, economically robust food system.

KFPC Stakeholders

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Advancing God’s Kingdom
Bakersfield City School District
California Association of Food Banks
California State University Bakersfield
Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment
City of Bakersfield
City of Shafter
Community Action Partnership of Kern
Dolores Huerta Foundation
EcoCentric Farms
Golden Empire Gleaners
Golden Empire Transit
Grimmway Academy

Hen’s Roost/Apple Core Project
Kaiser Permanente
Kern County Department of Aging and Adult Services
Kern County Department of Human Services
Kern County Department of Public Health
Kern County Farm Bureau
Kern County Planning Department
Office of Assemblymember Rudy Salas
Office of Senator Andy Vidak
Rebuilding Together Kern
UC Cooperative Extension
United Way of Kern County
Volunteer Coalition of Wasco

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To learn more about our Kern Food Policy visit our page at: http://kernfoodpolicy.org/

For more information please contact:
Jill Egland
Jill.e@uwkern.org or 661.834.1790

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability

Homelessness and Hunger

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