Maps & Info

GIS Mapping includes:

Outlined food security resources

  • Bartfield, J. & Dunifon, R. (2006). State-level predictors of food insecurity among households with children. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 25, (4), 921-942.
  • Bellows, A. & Hamm, M. (2003). International effects on and inspiration for community food security policies and practices in the USA. Critical Public Health, 13 (2), 107-123.
  • Bhandari, S., Campbell, J.A., Walker, R.J., Thorgerson, A., Dawson, A. Z. & Egede, L. (2023). Dose response relationship between food insecurity and quality of life in United States adults: 2016– 2017. Health and Quality of Life, 21, 1-7.
  • Hake, M., Englehard, E., & Dewey A. (2023). Map the meal gap: A report on county and congressional district food insecurity and county food cost in the United States 2021. Feeding America. https://Map%20the%20Meal%20Gap%202023.pdf

  • Murthy, V. K. (2016). Food insecurity: A public health issue. Public Health Reports, 131 (5), 655-657. Our Story. (n.d.). Golden Empire Gleaners. Retrieved August 3, 2023, from  

  • Wunderlich, G.S., & Norwood, J. L. (Eds.). (2006). Food insecurity and hunger in the United States: An assessment of the measure. The National Academies Press.

Food Markets

Map Sources

Food sales permits from Kern County Department of Public Health

Free Food Distribution Sites

Community Action Partnership of Kern County

Jurisdiction Boundaries

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Tiger Line Shapefiles (


California Department of Education (