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We feed families - Not landfills 

Who we are

Who we are


Laborers of the Harvest (LOTH) has consistently served our community by providing food, kindness, and a smile to everyone who walks in our doors since it was started in the 1980s. We currently distribute fresh food to approximately 8,000-11,000 individuals each month throughout Kern County.

Laborers of the Harvest is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation that was started by Bill Smith and Bob Brown.  It was handed over to Mike and Becky Long who nurtured and loved the operation for many years. After carrying the torch for over 30 years, Mike and Becky handed the organization off to new leadership in 2019 so that the mission could continue.​

Laborers of the Harvest was created as a way to make a difference in Taft… and the community is a better place because of decades of dedicated leadership and generous volunteers and donors.  Through a team of volunteers' faithful dedication, LOTH has become an essential source of food for people in need.

What we do

What we do


Laborers of the Harvest specializes in the new law SB1383.  Every day we pick up food from grocery stores throughout Kern County that can no longer be sold but is still delicious and nutritious. We sort it, store it, and redistribute it twice a week during Open Harvest.

We strictly follow all food safety regulations and have passed all county safety evaluations. This is a labor-intensive and costly process, but it is the most efficient way to get healthy food on the tables of local families that need it most.

Your financial contributions are greatly appreciated

Food Distribution and Pick-Up times

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Now in Taft, Frazier Park and Arvin!

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Laborers of the Harvest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  We welcome financial contributions and will always put your donation to good use.  To make a financial contribution either donate here or send a check to


201 1/2 Harrison Street

Taft, CA  93268

HOME: Donation Box


If you would like to volunteer, we can always use a helping hand with gleaning, organizing, distribution, or maintenance, please contact us.

Shari Rightmer, Executive Director

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