One of United Way of Kern County’s main pillars is Health. Our team has decided to take on this issue in Kern County by developing many programs directed towards the health of the Kern County community which helped our team develop our Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program. Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies is a distribution of food, books, and dental hygiene kits to low-income children and families. Currently, two of the largest issues in Kern County are literacy and hunger, and this event targets both. Children cannot focus on learning if they are hungry and access to books is crucial in creating routine reading for future success. We would like to thank some of our partners, Dignity Health, CAPK, and Capital Dental for supporting United Way of Kern County.