ACP – NNM Health Fair Media Advisory – NNM
Apple Core Project to Celebrate National
Nutrition Month® with Health Fair at Grace Street Community Garden
CAPK, Kern Family Health Care, Clinica Sierra Vista, Kern Behavioral Health, Kern County Human Services and many more, will convene to support the East Bakersfield community
Bakersfield, Calif (March 8, 2023) – The Apple Core Project will host a community health fair at the Grace Street Community Garden in East Bakersfield to celebrate National Nutrition Month® on Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The multi-agency health fair supported through the generosity of Kaiser Permanente, hopes to provide the community with access to resources such as CalFresh, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and much more.
“We hope to reduce food insecurity by connecting the community to resources that encourage healthy behaviors, increase access to healthcare service resources and provide hands-on education about nutrition,” said The Apple Core Project Founder, Jaclyn Allen.
Despite being located in one of the world’s leading agricultural centers, Kern County has high rates of chronic health issues that stem from a lack of nutrition and food education. Agencies hope to meet some of the basic needs of the most health disadvantaged in this community and provide them with resources to seek services to improve their health and well-being.
What: Food Demos by Locale Farm to Table and Better Bowls.
Sign up for services and learn about community resources.
Learn how to plant and maintain your own seasonal garden and much more!
When: Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to Noon, rain or shine
Where: Grace Street Community Garden
612 Grace St. Bakersfield, CA 93305
Who: The Apple Core Project, CAPK, Kern Family Health Care, Clinica Sierra Vista, Kern Behavioral Health Services, Kern County Human Services and many more.
Why: This health fair will provide education and access to information for the community in East Bakersfield to learn about healthy eating habits and how to prevent or manage health conditions. And, it will help address health disparities in the community by providing access to healthy nutritious food demonstrations and direct access to services.
If you are a member of the media please confirm your attendance, or for more information, please contact the Apple Core Project Secretary, Joel Paramo, by phone at 661-636-6902 or email at [email protected]
About The Apple Core Project:
The Apple Core Project Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2012. Their mission is to fight food insecurity locally by utilizing natural resources to create a positive footprint in our community. The volunteer-led organization provides hands-on education classes about nutrition at its Grace Street Garden and distributes food to the community with the help of partner organizations. Their goal is to feed, educate and connect people to make a more equitable community for all.
The Grace Street Garden is located in East Bakersfield next to transitional homes, operated by Bakersfield Recovery Services, for both men and women. The garden is strategically located to help improve the infrastructure and quality of life in those disadvantaged neighborhoods.