Senator Hurtado Presents Giant Ceremonial Check in Hanford to Kings Community Action Organization

HANFORD, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) presented a ceremonial check to Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO) celebrating $1 million the Senator secured in the state budget to aid the organization’s food bank and housing assistance programs.

“Kings Community Action Organization does important work supporting underserved families and children during difficult times across Kings County. I am proud to have secured funding in the state budget to aid the families they support, and look forward to the work this funding will help make possible in our community,” said Senator Melissa Hurtado.

“We appreciate the effort and support of Senator Melissa Hurtado in helping secure $1 million for the KCAO Food Bank and Service Center,” said Jeff Garner, Executive Director for Kings Community Action Organization. “This innovative approach to addressing food and housing insecurity will have a lasting impact on our communities. The creation of new Food Bank and Service Center aligns with our mission of developing self-sufficiency in individuals, families, and communities. Senator Hurtado has helped us take a giant step forward in bringing this project to completion.”

Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO) is the federally designated anti-poverty agency for Kings County. KCAO is a private, non-profit organization, established in 1965 pursuant to the Economic Opportunities Act of 1964. The organization has service sites located in Armona, Avenal, Corcoran, Hanford, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lemoore, and Stratford.