If students don’t have internet they can call 1-844-488-8398 during the school shutdown for free internet from Spectrum.
youtube- Quarantime online school M-F 8am-10am
Students up to the age of 18 can go to any school campus from 11am-1pm and receive breakfast and lunch to go Monday-Friday.
Gleaners Food Bank: 1326 30th St., Bakersfield, Ca 93301
Families or students (15 yrs. & older) may arrive at 7:30am and volunteer an hour of time and will receive a week’s worth of food.
Box/pantries are set up at each of the following locations where non-perishables can be donated and/or taken by those in need.
- First Congregational Church: 5 Real Rd., Bakersfield, Ca 93309
- Sleepy Baby Box Foundation: 3803 Union Ave., Bakersfield, Ca 93305
- Bakersfield Family Church: 105 Wilson Ave., Bakersfield, Ca 93308
- Calvary Full Gospel Church of Oildale: 222 Circle Dr., Bakersfield, Ca
- American Hotel: 910 Baker St., Bakersfield, Ca 93305
CSUB Food Pantry Center: 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, Ca 93311
Allowed 1 visit per week.
Monday - Thursday:10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm
St. Vincent de Paul Church: 300 Baker St., Bakersfield, Ca 93305. Meals will be served Monday through Friday at 9am & 12pm and Saturday at 9am
Bakersfield Family Church: 105 Wilson Ave., Bakersfield, Ca 93308
Meals served every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
The Mission Homeless Shelter: 816 E. 21st St., Bakersfield, Ca 93305
Meals served daily at 6:30am, 11am & 5pm
Compassion Christian Center: 1030 4th St., Bakersfield, Ca 93304
Meals will be served Wednesdays at 9:30am
Hope Center: 399-2119 3311 Manor St. Clothing — ten items bi-monthly per household member; food by referral. Mon.- Fri. 9am-2 pm. www.hopecenter.net
Love, INC. of Greater Bakersfield: 325-8838 P.O. Box 10082 Individuals may call directly or referring agency may fax a referral on behalf of the client. Appliance repair, home maintenance, auto mechanic, referrals to acquire furniture and appliances and food pantries. www.loveincbakersfield.org
Salvation Army: 836-8487 4417 Wilson Rd. www.salvationarmyusa.org
Valley Catholic Charities: 281-2130 825 N. Chester Ave. Referrals required for some services; limited food, hygiene kits and diapers available. http://www.ccdof.org/
Mental Health Support
NOYZE.org : Deep breathing exercises for stress
Nami.org : National Alliance on Mental Illness
Adolescenthealth.org : Resources for adolescent and parent for mental and physical health
Remind.com : Text 81010 and join using “familymind” or online using the same code.
Mindfulness account for students and staff that will have mindfulness videos, activities, and healthy habit tips every day of the shutdown.
Head Space- A free app for meditation and mindfulness
Calm- A free app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation
Stop, Breathe, & Think- A free app for mindfulness and compassion
Panic Relief- A free app to help calm fear or panic attacks as they are starting
10 techniques to calm your anxiety:
- Manage your media diet (don’t believe everything you read online)
- Read a book
- Stick to a routine
- Give Mindfulness a try
- Write it out/journaling
- Watch a funny video
- Talk to someone who gets it
- Turn off your phone
- Drink water and eat regularly
Breathing technique to help calm your anxiety, 4-7-8:
Before starting the breathing pattern, adopt a comfortable sitting position and place the tip of the tongue on the tissue right behind the top front teeth.
To use the 4-7-8 technique, focus on the following breathing pattern:
- empty the lungs of air
- breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds
- hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds
- exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a “whoosh” sound, for 8 seconds
Repeat the cycle up to 4 times