Welcome to the Bakersfield Burrito Project’s place on the Internet.
The Bakersfield Burrito Project is a nonprofit that feeds the hungry and homeless every Sunday a burrito made from fresh ingredients, and we try to add snacks a bottle of water to what we distribute. Wesley United Methodist Church generously allows us to use the kitchen in their community center, where we create the burritos from fresh ingredients. Dedicated volunteers roll, and package about 250 burritos in approximately half an hour. Then the volunteers pack the burritos into insulated containers to keep the burritos piping hot until we deliver them into the community.
We have other groups, like Food Not Bombs and Dalians Helping Homeless Dalians, pick up a number of the burritos and deliver them into their communities. The remaining burritos we take to Millcreek Church and distribute food to 30-50 people in the church parking lot. Afterwards, we deliver burritos and snacks to other areas within Downtown Bakersfield where we know there are pockets of homelessness and hunger.
More than anything, we have fun doing what we do! Every Sunday, there are lots of laughs, and joking around. The light attitude comes from knowing we are doing something good for the community without attaching strings to the things we give. We don’t ask our recipients to pray, to sing, or do any other song or dance. We expect nothing in return for the food we distribute. Even though we have many churches helping us, we are a secular group welcoming anyone to join us.
Feel free to contact us!
Office: 930 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 110, Bakersfield, CA 93301
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