For 17 years, the Bakersfield North Rotary has raised money for their Thanksgiving Basket project. Our efforts and generosity help to insure that families residing in Oildale area have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The Hope Center helps with referrals and advertisement, as well as with the check in procedures. Standard School District makes available the Standard Middle School gymnasium, for set up and distribution. If you haven't participated in the distribution, you should: it is impressive! Thanks to the help of many volunteers, hundreds of meals are packaged and distributed in a couple of hours. North High Interact students, Bakersfield North Rotary members, and The Bakersfield Police Department work side by side to make Thanksgiving a little happier for North of the River families.
Our generosity does not end here: meals are also donated to LiFT BAKERSFIELD, an affiliate of The Missionary Church International, which provides a warm meal each Tuesday evening for more than 200 homeless and disadvantaged families in Oildale.
Generosity is who we are!