Kern County Food System

What is the goal?

To develop a coalition in Kern County that supports an equitable, healthy food system

Why is this important?

Kern County is consistently rated as having one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the nation

What is Valley Vision doing about it?

Drawing on our experience with the Sacramento Region Food System Collaborative, Valley Vision is providing technical assistance to Community Action Partnership of Kern in developing a food system coalition.


Work on Kern County Food System Advising began in 2012 and is currently slated to continue through 2014.

  • Kern Food Policy Council (KFPC)

  • Participation in the California Food Policy Council
  • Community Action Partnership of Kern
  • United Way of Kern

The California Endowment