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The Bakersfield Burrito Project, a group of volunteers who prepare food for the homeless and needy, is up and running in a new home, the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Oswell Street in northeast Bakersfield. The volunteers cook the food at Wesley United, then deliver to locations throughout town populated by the needy. On Sunday, the group prepared 84 burritos, and the goal is to work up to about 200, Founder and CEO Belinda Lopez said. Here, the kitchen bustles Sunday afternoon as (from left) Jason Rickett, Lopez, Wesley United volunteer Jennifer Armantrout, Mia McClenny and Tom Richardson prepare the burritos.

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The Bakersfield Burrito Project, a group of volunteers who prepare food for the homeless and needy, is up and running in a new home, the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Oswell Street in northeast Bakersfield. The volunteers cook the food at Wesley United, then deliver to locations throughout town populated by the needy. On Sunday, the group prepared 84 burritos, and the goal is to work up to about 200, Founder and CEO Belinda Lopez said. Sunday's burritos were bean and rice, made soft and with low sodium to accommodate the health issues many homeless deal with.

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The Bakersfield Burrito Project, a group of volunteers who prepare food for the homeless and needy, is up and running in a new home, the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Oswell Street in northeast Bakersfield. The volunteers cook the food at Wesley United, then deliver to locations throughout town populated by the needy. On Sunday, the group prepared 84 burritos, and the goal is to work up to about 200, Founder and CEO Belinda Lopez said. Lopez, left, and vice president Mia McClenny arrive at a small homeless encampment near Golden State Avenue in central Bakersfield with the freshly-prepared burritos and a box of donated cupcakes.

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The Bakersfield Burrito Project, a group of volunteers who prepare food for the homeless and needy, is up and running in a new home, the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Oswell Street in northeast Bakersfield. The volunteers cook the food at Wesley United, then deliver to locations throughout town populated by the needy. On Sunday, the group prepared 84 burritos, and the goal is to work up to about 200, Founder and CEO Belinda Lopez said. For some, the food delivered by the Burrito Project may be the only sustenance they receive for the day, maybe longer.

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The Bakersfield Burrito Project, a group of volunteers who prepare food for the homeless and needy, is up and running in a new home, the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Oswell Street in northeast Bakersfield. The volunteers cook the food at Wesley United, then deliver to locations throughout town populated by the needy. On Sunday, the group prepared 84 burritos, and the goal is to work up to about 200, Founder and CEO Belinda Lopez said. At a homeless encampment in central Bakersfield, a woman named Lisa, who declined to provide her last name, digs in to one of the burritos delivered by Lopez and Mia McClenny.

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The Bakersfield Burrito Project, a group of volunteers who prepare food for the homeless and needy, is up and running in a new home, the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Oswell Street in northeast Bakersfield. The volunteers cook the food at Wesley United, then deliver to locations throughout town populated by the needy. On Sunday, the group prepared 84 burritos, and the goal is to work up to about 200, Founder and CEO Belinda Lopez said. Group vice president Mia McClenny playfully feigns delight after receiving a spatula and her assignment for the day — warming and flipping the tortillas. Jennifer Armantrout, with Wesley United Methodist Church, is behind her.

The Bakersfield Burrito Project, a group of volunteers who prepare food for the homeless and needy, is up and running in a new home, the kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church in northeast Bakersfield.

The volunteers cook the food at Wesley United, then deliver to locations throughout town populated by the needy.

On Sunday, the group prepared 84 burritos, and the goal is to work up to about 200, Founder and CEO Belinda Lopez said.

Photographer John Harte captured the group's efforts in photos.