Bakersfield College

Community Resources

Calfresh/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAPS)

The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.

  • Apply online by visiting
  • Apply in person at your local Human Services Office, especially if you need benefits right away.
  • Request a CalFresh Application by calling (661) 631-6000 by phone. 

Community Shelters

  • Bakersfield Homeless Shelter
    1600 E. Truxtun Ave
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661) 322-9521
  • The Mission at Kern County (Men Only)
    (661) 325-0863
  • Alliance Against Family Violence
    (Secure shelter for battered women and children)
    1921 19th St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 322-0931
    (800) 273-7713

Printable Information Packets

Kern Community College District