The Applecore Project
Apple Core Project and its volunteers are committed to improving the lives of the underserved and those in need in Kern County.
We’re always looking for liked minded people to join and make a difference.
The 4th Wednesday of every month we partner with Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank and Bakersfield Recovery Services to help feed over 250 families.
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)