Bakersfield, CA, to Montebello, CA
By Sydney Loeper July 28, 2020
Bright and early on July 24th, The FarmLink Project helped deliver 40,000 pounds of juice and carrots from Bolthouse Farms in Bakersfield, California to Heart of Compassion, in Montebello, California.
Bolthouse Farms started back in 1915 when the Bolthouse family grew carrots in Michigan. This family business quickly grew to be the leading carrot supplier in the Midwest by 1950, and now, over a hundred years later, Bolthouse Farms continues to carrot farm on the west coast. This family-operated farm believes in, “making better choices for the planet,” and they achieve their mission by using compost to replenish the soil of lost nutrients.
Since June, The FarmLink Project has been working with the amazing staff of Heart of Compassion (HOC) outside Los Angeles. Founder, Pastor Eric Tietze, started HOC by preparing meals for community members. What started with a few families, grew to provide to 45 families each week before the pandemic, to now feeding over 600 families a week! Read more about Heart of Compassion here.
While this is the first delivery between Bolthouse Farms and Heart of Compassion, the FarmLink Team looks forward to working with both of these amazing organizations again in the future.