Bakersfield College Pantry to Hold Renegade Farmers Market Offering Free Fruits & Vegetables on May 16, 2023
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
The Bakersfield College Renegade Nexus Pantry will hold its next Farmer's Market event to distribute free fruits and vegetables to students and the community on May 16, 2023.
The Renegade Nexus is a hub on campus where BC's students can connect with essential resources such as hygiene products, personal care projects, and clothing. In addition to distribution events, Bakersfield College has an on-campus pantry open to all enrolled BC students which will be open during the summer - Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Renegade Pantry began in 2009 when the BC Student Government Association responded to a growing need facing students: food insecurity. The initial Renegade Pantry program helped maintain the health and welfare of Bakersfield College students through organized support, community sponsorships, and donations of nonperishable food items.
In January of this year, the pantry partnered with the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) to expand our pantry services to include a monthly market. By partnering with CAPK, BC's Pantry is now able to provide free and nutritious fruits and vegetables to students, staff, faculty, and community members. Our next farmer's market is on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, beginning at 10:00 AM on the Bakersfield College main campus outside of the Grace Van Dyke Library. The community is invited to visit campus and join us.