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





September 14, 2014

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Centennial High School Students Reporting for Burrito Duty!

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It’s that time of year again! Centennial High School students need to put in hours of community service, and the Bakersfield Burrito Project is always grateful for the help. Welcome to Sarah and Sydney for their cheese grating, mix scooping and burrito rolling skills. Sydney rolled burritos like a pro by the end of the afternoon.

Plus, all the beautiful rice and beans and cheese made for some awesome burritos. And there’s Susan and Mia working that grill getting tortillas warmed up for rolling. Ms. Wanda and her kids were there to make sure everything went smoothly.

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It’s another Bakersfield Burrito Project Sunday. Join us for some fun (the Centennial High girls will tell you how much fun grating cheese is), with the bonus of knowing you’re helping the hungry and homeless of Bakersfield.




September 11, 2014

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The Girl Scouts Came to Help this Sunday

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We love it when Girl Scout Troops come to help assemble burritos for our hungry and homeless friends. It’s always fun teaching folks how to roll a burrito, and getting perfect results! And we’ll add the Troop number once we get our paperwork in order.

Thsnks, ladies! We look forward to everyone coming out again for more burrito fun.

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And that's how a perfect burrito is rolled!

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Ms. Mia flips tortillas on the grill like a pro!



September 11, 2014

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And Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Radio Advertising Doesn’t Work

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If anyone hasn’t heard our Savage Radio spots, that’s probably because you listen to the wrong kind of radio. Our newest volunteer, who preferrs to remain anonymous, heard about us through KSVG radio. AND it was the newest ad, the catchy (and, perhaps slightly annoying) “Best Burrito” spot. Yay to KSVG radio and the new volunteers you’re bringing to us! Thanks!

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August 5, 2014

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La Bonita provides all the tortillas for Bakersfield Burrito Project

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We like to thank La Bonita, a local Bakersfield company providing Latino food to our community for over fifty years, provides all our tortillas for our burritos.

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Thank you, La Bonita!

(Get some of their masa for your tamales! Yum!)




July 27, 2014

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Another Bakersfield Burrito Project Sunday

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We got this under control! Thanks to Susan Chan for prepping and being the left arm of the tortilla warming. She got this.

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We wish we could take pictures of the people who were fed today. It’s the end of the month, so resources are scarce for the homeless and hungry. Jason received more hugs from grateful folks happy to receive a bottle of water,  some juice (Thanks, Diane!) and a hot meal.

Dorothy, at the Morocco, went door to door making sure her neighbors were fed. “Hey, baby, the burrito lady is here.” “Thanks, Mama, thanks for knocking on my door. I haven’t eaten in a day.” Now we have a new friend making sure her neighbors get a hot meal. Thank you, Dorothy.




July 26, 2014

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Bakersfield Burrito Project Coverage by Paul Linfesty

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Bakersfield Burrito Project  Celebrates 5 Years




July 15, 2014

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Our Five Year Anniversary Thank You Speech

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And here is our Five Year Anniversary thank you speech. And we won’t have music to play us off stage, so bear with us while we mention everyone who made our event happen.

It has been a busy day recovering from our busy day!

The Bakersfield Burrito Project would like to share it’s deepest thanks to the community. Their support has shown what we do every Sunday is appreciated.

We especially like to thank Mayor Harvey Hall taking the extra effort to arrive at our celebration, Leticia Perez, Karen Goh, Jean Fuller, Willie Rivera, and Andy Vidak.

Our sponsors: La Bonita Tortillas, Walker Lewis Rents, Panera Bread, Costco, and Frito Lay.

Then we have the board members Belinda Lopez Rickett, our founder, Mia McClenny for being there all the five years, Jason Rickett for doing much of the paper pushing and digital magic, Tammy Niemann for doing grunt work that ran our donation drawings, Pastor Karen Stoffers-Pugh for making the connection between BBP and Wesley United Methodist Church, Wanda Richards, a new board member who was still up to her elbows in beans, rice and cheese making sure the big burrito went smoothly (you can see her in almost every picture and minute of news coverage) and Matthew Faulkner, who joined the board only recently but still managed to do more work making connections, shaking hands, running frantically to get last minute items, and hauling stuff.

And we have our awesome volunteers. Steve Sipe, who was jumping on problems when Belinda only had to look at something going awry, and he was on it. Kianna Harris, our youngest and most regular volunteer, who is there every Sunday and in the thick of the biggest burrito. Elaine Wilson donated cakes and stuck around until the last moment, even to help clean up. Ted Kent was in there setting up, rolling burrito and pulling down in the hottest of the day. The Rodriguez brothers, Francisco and Miguel, took hundreds of pictures and shot video. Paul Linfesty shot miles of video tape and got all the news coverage in one video. Diane Hamilton and Susan Chan ran the Wesley kitchen while all the board members and other volunteers were setting up the park. Kelly Pankey ran the volunteer table and took care of ruffians. Girl Scout Troop 376, led by Kristie Green and Brittany Amos, and the Bell Family was there to hand out hygiene kits they built. Delia and Oscar Rivera, along with their grandchildren, and Daniel Landeros and Lionel Jauregui floated the event and made sure they helped where they were needed.

We would also like to thank all the news stations for coming out and spreading the word about our Burrito Goodness! You guys do everything for our communities as well, and we appreciate what you do!

If we missed anyone in the mix, we’re so sorry, but know your help was appreciated in all of the Bakersfield Burrito Project’s hearts. We hope to see everyone again, perhaps on our regular Sundays, and perhaps for our next big event.

Much love from the Bakersfield Burrito Project!




July 15, 2014

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Five Year Anniversary News Coverage

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Lots of press from our Five Year Anniversary.

Live Coverage from 23 News:

The segments from the morning show on 23 News for Bakersfield Burrito Project:

 




July 6, 2014

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A new radio ad from Bakersfield Burrito Project

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Here’s another Bakersfield Burrito Project ad to fill your ears. Enjoy.

Click the PLAY button below, maybe click PAUSE to let it roll through the Internet, then hit PLAY to listen to the whole ad.

And if you haven’t heard the previous one circulating on Savage Radio, here’s that one. And, you can always listen to Savage Radio (the live stream on this link!) to hear it over the radio.

Click the PLAY button below, maybe click PAUSE to let it roll through the Internet, then hit PLAY to listen to the whole ad.




July 2, 2014

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Bakersfield Burrito Project Five Year Anniversary Press Release

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Here’s the Press Release we just sent to the local media. Feel free to copy this web page address and send it along to friends and family.

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