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PHOTO GALLERY: The Mission at Kern County receives more than 3,000 lbs. of turkey meat in time for Thanksgiving

Two hundred turkeys were donated to people in need Monday, thanks to the combined efforts of the Kern County Probation Officers Association and local elected officials.

Bakersfield City Councilman Eric Arias joined Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez, Assemblyman Rudy Salas and representatives of the KCPOA at a morning event to present more than 3,000 pounds of meat to The Mission at Kern County.

“During these hard times and the unexpected COVID pandemic, the Kern County Probation Officers Association wanted to give back to the community and help feed those in need this Thanksgiving season,” KCPOA President Diana Nam said in a news release.

The association has for the past three years collected turkeys and money to help meet the needs of shelter residents.

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Updated: 11/24/2021. Source: Kern County Public Health Services Department

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