Fighting Hunger & Feeding Souls

355 Family Food Boxes Delivered Last Month
Next Distribution: Saturday, April 28th, 9am

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Saturday, April 21st, 5:30pm

7301 Cottonwood Road, 93307
I Was Shocked And Heartbroken

When I Found Out Bakersfield Ranked #1 In The Country For Food Hardship.

So I Decided To Do Something About It...

Changing The World

Sometimes Starts Right In Your Own Backyard

Bret Sill

Bret Sill

Founder, Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry

I was born and raised in Bakersfield. And I'm incredibly blessed to have an amazing family and life here. That's why I was crushed to find out our great city ranked #1 for food hardship in the nation! That means we have more families struggling to put food on the table than anywhere else. That's when I made up my mind to change it. I wanted to find a way to supply local families in need with the type of nutritious food I'd want on my own dinner table. So I created Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry.

We are a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to feeding hungry children and families here in our very own community. These families range anywhere from fathers and mothers struggling to find work, working households fighting to make ends meet…to the disabled and the elderly. Best of all, we are not a government-controlled agency. So we have the freedom to do what needs to be done. We even have the freedom to pray.

Top 10 Food Hardship Areas in America

We're Not Just Fighting The Problem With Food

But FRESH Food!
Fresh Food

Food banks serve a great purpose. However, the food is usually NOT fresh. Morning Star delivers the highest quality fresh food products available... all at amazing savings. We offer an affordable solution that provides high-quality fresh meats, fruits and vegetables packaged in one convenient box. In fact, if you purchased these same quality fresh foods at your local supermarket, you'd easily pay as much as 15-35% more on your grocery bill. We're able to offer such great value by purchasing directly from local growers, shippers and packers who've partnered with us to fulfill our mission of helping children and families in need.

Can A Simple Box Of Food Really Change Lives?


We're much more than just another food outreach. Our program is about feeding the body AND the soul because food is temporary...but salvation is eternal. That's why our monthly food distributions also include tools that help teach parents and their children the principles of love and hope found in Jesus.

Our mission at Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry is to feed families through the love and hope found in Jesus by fighting hunger and feeding souls. Fresh food opens their door. Love and hope opens their heart...

Help Us Reach Our Big Bold Audacious Goal:

Feed 1,000 Local Families In Need Each Month.

Our ultimate vision is to give every needy family in Bakersfield the opportunity to receive high-quality nutritious meals. With the help of businesses in our community and compassionate people like you, we are moving closer each day towards our immediate goal - Feed 1,000 families in need every month!

It Doesn't Take A Lot Of Money To Change Someone's Life.

You Can Do It Right Now

For Less Than A Daily Cup of Gourmet Coffee.

It's true. For just a little over a dollar a day, you can make a life-changing difference in the lives of others.

Let's face it. We all spend way more than this each day on things we know deep down we don't really need. So why not put it towards something that really matters? Something that makes a meaningful impact in our community. Something that may even lead to salvation for someone who doesn't know Jesus yet.

With your help, we CAN make a difference. There are thousands of children, families and struggling adults in our community who will have their lives changed by Morning Star and your generous donation. We've all been through times where just a few extra dollars, a kind word and a supportive helping hand makes all the difference. Who knows? The person you help might even be your neighbor.

Even if you've never set foot in a church before, you likely heard the Bible story of the 'Good Samaritan'. (You haven't? Then here it is for you in the gray box.)

Jesus tell us to, "Love your neighbor as yourself". He demonstrates that love with the story of a man who was robbed, left for dead, and then purposely overlooked by those who should've known better to help but chose to pass by him instead.

However, the most unlikely person to help did exactly that. And not only did he help, but he selflessly went above and beyond. Jesus finishes the story by commanding, "Go and do the same."

So please consider giving a gift to Morning Star... a ministry that is "Fighting Hunger and Feeding souls" throughout the year!

Luke 10:30-35

English Standard Version

Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.'

Help Us Replace Hunger And Despair With

Love And Hope!
"God Is Moving In This Ministry And I Love It"
- Nick McGill

Ordinary people like you, willing to serve with their hands, in prayer, or through financial support, make this possible. Our mission at Morning Star, "Fighting Hunger & Feeding Souls", is changing lives - in the families we serve AND those who serve them.

Join Our Cause. Here's How:

Prayer Partners

We wholeheartedly believe in the power of prayer. Billy Graham once said, "To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees." So please join our fight with this simple, yet powerful act.

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Distribution Partners

This is a great way to see Morning Star at work firsthand. Scores of us gather one Saturday each month to carefully pack the boxes and prepare them for distribution.

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Delivery Partners

Thanks to Family Sponsorships we continue to grow and so does our need for Distribution Partners. Just a couple of hours once-per-month is all that is required of your time. These 'Team Members' load up a few boxes and deliver them to the homes of the needy. Our distribution partners have amazing stories to share. So many blessings for all from just this simple box and that first knock on the door.

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Church Partners

This is a fantastic way to get your church or small group involved within the community Fighting Hunger and Feeding Souls. In fact, we'd love to partner with the churches of Bakersfield. We have a mission field right outside our doors in dire need of seeing the church body in action.

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Business Partners

There are some great local businesses in Bakersfield and many of them have a great sense of community. You don't need to be a religious person or organization to become involved. Believers and non-believers share at least one thing in common - this is OUR community. Together we can become part of the solution. And since we are a local non-profit, all donations are tax deductible.

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