September 19, 2013

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Greetings from the Bakersfield Burrito Project

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Welcome to the Bakersfield Burrito Project’s place on the Internet!

Every Sunday, come rain or shine, we meet at Wesley United Methodist Church to assemble and distribute burritos and other donated goods to people in need. On every single major holiday, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have special handouts of burritos, as well as clothes, toys and anything else donated to help make the holidays a little bit better. Plus, every single Burrito Project anniversary, we try to roll Bakersfield’s Biggest Burrito, and have beaten our record every single time!

Bakersfield Burrito Project doing what we do!
Bakersfield Burrito Project doing what we do!

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 hand out.

Keep scrolling down the page! There’s lots going on at Bakersfield Burrito Project there’s always something new.

Feel free to contact us!

Office: 930 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 110, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Contact us before you stop by – we’re in and out of the office all day, every day!)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BakoBurrito
Email: bakoburritoproject(atsign)gmail.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BakoBurrito





April 20, 2014

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Bakersfield Burrito Project Celebrates Easter

by JRickett
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The Bakersfield Burrito Project celebrates Easter the only way we know how: by feeding the homeless and hungry our yummy burritos, as well a full bag of sweets and brightly colored eggs. Thanks to our regular volunteers, our Centennial High School students working on their civics classes, and to Wesley United Methodist Church for providing the place for us to do our prep work!

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Happy Easter everyone!




April 19, 2014

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Bakersfield Burrito Project Yard Sale is Coming Soon!

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The 3rd Annual Bakersfield Burrito Project Yard Sale is coming our way. Look for it May 3rd.

In the meantime, we are accepting all sorts of donations in order to make our Yard Sale a success. Time to go through your homes and do some spring cleaning, and hand all those gently used items our direction so a Yard Sale participant would be happy to give a couple of bucks for it. We accept (almost) anything!

If you have stuff to donate, please contact one of our Board Members through our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BakoBurrito. Or if you like to arrange a time and place to drop donations off, make the same contact through our Facebook page.

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April 12, 2014

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Bakersfield Burrito Project cleans downtown Bakersfield

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Bakersfield Burrito Project helps Parks and Recreation clean trash in downtown Bakersfield. Now 18th Street (part of the neighborhood we deliver burritos) is a little cleaner!

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There was even a duck on the route getting some bread from a neighbor.

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January 19, 2014

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Even doggies can be homeless!

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Meet Sasha.

Even our homeless friends can be dogs! Giving the gift of dog food helps these friends out.

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January 19, 2014

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Bakersfield Burrito Project working another Sunday

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Here’s everyone busy making another batch of burritos for Bakersfield’s hungry and homeless. Extra food from Wesley United Methodist Church’s baked potato lunch went toward today’s feed as well. Thanks everyone!

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Another Bakersfield Burrito Project Sunday!




December 23, 2013

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What Kind of Donations Does BBP Need?

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We are asked this question a lot, and the list seems to get lost on the web site, so we’ll keep adding it as often as necessary!

 

Donations

Food

Tortillas – burrito sized
Dry beans – any, preferably pinto beans
Dry rice – any, preferably white rice
Bottled water
Cheese
Canned goods with pop top lids – nothing that requires a can opener
Prepackaged snack foods for lunch sacks – chips, peanuts, crackers, cookies
Dog food for our homeless doggies

Materials

Aluminum foil – individual, pop-up sheets 10″ x 12″
Brown paper lunch bags
Plastic sandwich baggies
Plastic or rubber food prep gloves

Other Items

Hygiene supplies: soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, feminine supplies, all travel sized (Hotel bathroom hand-outs are perfect!)
Insulated containers to put hot burritos into for delivery. Styrofoam cozies, Igloo containers, insulated bags, anything that will keep a burrito hot for the two hours we have to deliver them.
Save your old clothes, shoes, coats, all sizes and fashions for all people and ages. We regularly have clothing drives for our bigger events.

Donations

Money donations. Large donations, like grants from major corporations, are welcome. We are a corporation that sells nothing, so our costs to operate often come from volunteer and board member pockets. Please help with the funding. Checks or money orders can be sent to 930 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 110, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Or you can visit our donation page and put a donation on your credit card; PayPal will supply you with the receipts for your tax-deductible donations.

We are a non-profit organization, operating under 501(3)(c) status, so any donations you make are tax deductible. We are happy to provide receipts, w9 forms and tax ID numbers for those who require it.




December 4, 2013

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Bakersfield Burrito Project received it’s 501(c)(3) status today!

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Yes, burrito fans, it’s official.

Not only is the Bakersfield Burrito Project a corporation, in existence in perpetuity in the State of California, today we have received our notification that we are now registered as a 501(c)(3) status.

That’s right, burrito fans, we are now a non-profit.

The letter from the IRS giving us our non-profit status
The letter from the IRS giving us our non-profit status

This is good news all the way around. First of all, this means any donation we receive from generous people can be used as a tax write-off. We can also receive large monetary donations from corporations, as well as grants. With this status, this also means we can purchase food from food banks for much lower prices than grocery stores.

Every one here at the Bakersfield Burrito Project is elated with the news! Please spread the word, and lets get this non-profit working for the homeless and hungry in Bakersfield.




December 4, 2013

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Bakersfield Burrito Project volunteer Paul Linfesty made a video of all the Thanksgiving BBP news coverage

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Big thanks to Paul Linfesty for the good work on this video. So much better than shaky cell phone in front of the DVR in previous attempts! Thanks so much, Paul!




November 30, 2013

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Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Burrito Bash covered by 29 News

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So awesome to see Dylan Bryant, one of our Centennial High student volunteers, make the news as spokesman for Bakersfield Burrito Project. Good job, Dylan!




November 30, 2013

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Thanksgiving Breakfast Burrito Bash as covered by 23 News

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