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Who We Are

The Applecore Project

Our Community

Apple Core Project and its volunteers are committed to improving the lives of the undeserved and those in need in Kern County.

Become A Volunteer

We’re always looking for liked minded people to join and make a difference.

Farmers Market

Each Sunday our farmers market is gleaned by CSUB for their Pop Up Pantry on Mondays. We have provided 6k lbs so far!

Jaclyn Allen

Apple Core Project Inc. originated and Incorporated in 2012 with the quick success of my second Farmers Market, hosted by Kaiser Permanente. Bakersfield resides in one of the largest agricultural capitols of the world. Somehow we continue to suffer through epidemics like hunger, obesity, inaccessibility to food, naming a few. I, was a newly single parent at the time of Markets inception, experiencing housing insecurity and limited funds for a robust grocery haul. During this predicament I began to comprehend the concept of ‘hunger’.

I became determined to fight hunger locally and create better policies for our community. Roughly 10 years ago, I collaborated with like minded organizations with similar goals. Our combined efforts created new practices and methods on how to create a sustainable food system, including improved access and availability. Over the years we have evolved into a fruitful organization. I am hopeful our community garden will continue to flourish and grow. United we have provided thousands of meals, groceries, backpacks, blankets, and hygiene over the years.

I’m inspired and grateful to connect with friends, colleagues and community members willing to harvest similar hopes, dreams and goals for a better tomorrow. Let’s create a better space for all, and to all a warm meal. – Jaclyn Allen (President)

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