United Way

Thank you to all our volunteers, partners, donors, staff members, and board members who have pulled together to accomplish our goal of serving 60,000 meals in 30 days!

Please consider partnering with us on future projects. There are three ways to can contribute; Give, Volunteer, and advocate.



Special thanks to our Partners who have supported our efforts of serving 60,000 meals in 30 days!

At No Kid Hungry, that's our promise. If it sounds simple, that's because it is. That doesn’t mean ending childhood hunger is easy. We know what works, and we’ve made extraordinary progress for kids and families. But the job isn’t done, and won’t be done until we’ve met that promise and every single child in America has the food they need to grow up healthy and strong.

  As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, our Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining our cleaning and safety standards. We will actively monitor and evolve our solutions to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of our guests and associates.

  RWE Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy companies in the world. Producing more than 4 GW of clean, reliable, renewable power from facilities across the United States, RWE is working to bring more projects online from coast to coast. RWE is committed to being a good neighbor and supporting the communities which host our projects and in which our employees and their families live and work, from development through the operational life of the project.
The Blessing Corner provides opportunities, to enrich indigent lives through provisions of basic human services; via a network of our resources to offer HOPE.
KERO-TV serves audiences and businesses by distributing information through television, social media and digital media brands. We serve people on every screen they own. Audiences use the various KERO-TV brands as tools to share their opinions, socialize with KERO-TV and stay informed on topics that matter to them.

As we continue the mission to reach people during this time. We have launched our HelpKern.org campaign to partner with individuals and organizations who are willing to make a difference in our community.

You have the Power to Help Others.  There are three ways you can help.

  • Give:

    You can donate to help us continue our mission and goal of feeding 60,000
    people in 30 days. You can donate by clicking the Donate Button. Donate

  • Volunteer:

    You can volunteer during the meal distribution days. Prepping the meals, serving, setting up
    and directing traffic – if interested, please contact Rachel Hoetker at Rachel.H@uwkern.org or 661.834.1820

  • Advocate:

    become an ambassador of United Way and share with others our mission
    and vision while encouraging ways to be active in our organization and our community

We look forward to working together to continue to help Kern stay strong during this time.

United, we will get through this!


 tienes el poder de ayudar a otros. Hay tres formas en que las personas pueden ayudar a ser parte de este proyecto:
• Dar: Tú puedes hacer una donación para ayudarnos a continuar con nuestra meta de alimentar a 60,000 personas en 30 días. Puedes donar en línea en HelpKern.org.
• Voluntario: puedes ser voluntario durante los días de distribución de comidas. Preparando las comidas o dirigiendo el tráfico, si estás interesado, comuníquese con Rachel Hoetker por email: Rachel.H@uwkern.org o al 661.834.1820
• Abogar: conviértete en embajador de United Way y comparte con otros nuestra misión
y visión al mismo tiempo que fomentas formas de estar activos en nuestra organización y nuestra comunidad.
Esperamos trabajar juntos para continuar ayudando a Kern a mantenerse fuerte durante este tiempo.

¡Unidos, superaremos esto!




Like many nonprofit organizations (and other businesses), United Way of Kern County is taking a hit during this pandemic. If you are able to donate at this time, your money can help us assist the most vulnerable members of our communities.   You can also donate to our Covid-19 Relief Fund; gifts directed there will go straight to local families and individuals facing financial hardship directly because of the pandemic.



Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability


We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.