Inspiring Teen Creates Candle Business to Give Back to FARSB Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

Inspiring teen, Ava Van Grouw, took her candle making business by storm during the Covid-19 pandemic and decided to donate the proceeds to FARSB. We teamed up with ABC7 to share her feel good story! Our food bank is incredibly thankful for hunger heroes like Ava, who support our work in the Inland Empire.  

Watch the video HERE.

ABC7 to Host 10th Annual Feed SoCal Food Drive!

ABC7 is teaming up once again with SoCal regional food banks to celebrate the 10th Annual Feed SoCal Food Drive! From June 18th - June 25th, community members are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items at your local Subaru retailers or purchase a $5 food bag from your local Albertsons and Vons! If you can't donate in person, you can also support this campaign directly by texting FEEDSC to 41444.

Learn more HERE. 

The FOX 11 Better Together Food Drive is Back!

FOX 11 Los Angeles has partnered with FARSB once again to help raise money to support local hunger relief efforts! Check out FARSB during Good Day LA from 7 AM - 10 AM LIVE on Friday, May 21, 2021, to see what we've been up to during the past year or directly support this campaign effort by clicking HERE or texting FOX11 to 41444!

IBIY Donates $10,000 to FARSB as Part of I Believe In You Challenge

Thank you IBIY for supporting Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino's hunger-relief efforts! With this support, FARSB will be able to provide up to 70,000 meals to neighbors facing food insecurity in the Inland Empire. This generous donation was presented due to their I Believe in You Challenge, a challenge that encourages community members to give to various organizations dedicated to fighting hunger!

Watch the video HERE.

FARSB CEO Stephanie Otero featured on Women We Love Podcast with Ellen K

As a women in leadership, Stephanie Otero shares her impactful journey experiencing hunger at a young age and how her organization strives to feed others in need. Stephanie discusses ways community members can get involved and how to support the cause. 

Listen to the podcast HERE.

New Podcast Episode on The Bazz Show Features FARSB CEO, Stephanie Otero

As a non-profit leader, Stephanie Otero talks about food waste, hunger and how technology and volunteers have helped tackle the food crisis during the pandemic.


Listen to the podcast HERE!

Free OC Fair Admission with Feed SoCal Donation

Looking for a way to get free tickets to the Fair? Look no further! The OC Fair is welcoming back FUN this summer! Mark your calendar for the FEED SoCal food drive on June 18th and June 25th at your local Albertsons, Vons or Pavilions. Community members who donate to the campaign will receive a free 4 pack of OC Fair tickets! All donations at locations in the Inland Empire will go directly to FARSB.

Learn more HERE.

FOX 11 Teams Up with FARSB for Better Together Campaign

FOX 11 Los Angeles is back at FARSB to help support our hunger relief efforts! The Better Together campaign is to help raise money so our organization can reach more people in need. Community members can support the campaign by texting FOX11 to 41444 or clicking HERE to donate! 


Watch the video HERE.

Stater Bros. Markets and First Fruits Marketing Donate 19,600 Pounds of Apples to FARSB

Thank you Stater Bros. Charities and First Fruits Marketing for providing 19,600 pounds of fresh apples to FARSB! This mighty donation is part of their Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program and ensures that our food bank is well-stocked with fresh produce for our neighbors in need. We are so grateful for this annual partnership that supports our hunger-relief efforts!

Chick-Fil-A Grants $50,000 to FARSB in Support of Child Hunger Programs

Thank you to Chick-Fil-A for supporting FARSB's work in developing, launching, expanding and sustaining child hunger programs with a generous $50,000 grant! This gift will help to provide up to 350,000 meals to children and families facing food insecurity in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Allegion Donates $5000 to FARSB 

Thank you  to Allegion for contributing to our hunger-relief efforts with a generous gift of $5,000. With your support, FARSB will be able to provide up to 35,000 meals to those experiencing hunger in the Inland Empire. 

Read the blog post HERE. 

Food Bank News Features FARSB to Highlight Local Hunger Initiatives

Food Bank News ​interviewed our FARSB CEO Stephanie Otero to spread awareness to our HERO program and Where's FARSB? campaign. Stephanie deep dives into how FARSB got inspired to go the extra mile while traveling through 104 cities in the IE in order to serve more neighbors in need! 

Read the article HERE. 

FARSB Earns 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency

Our organization earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of transparency achievable through Guide Star, meaning everyone can see our strategy, metrics and achievements! FARSB is proud to be transparent about how donations are used.


Check out our updated nonprofit profile HERE.

Barons Market Backyard Beer Pairing Gives Back to FARSB

From May 10 - May 31, you can enjoy a featured beer pairing at participating Barons Market locations. Customers are encouraged to sign a pledge card so proceeds will benefit Inland Empire communities! 

Find where you can enjoy Barons Backyard Beer Pairing HERE.

AT&T and Feeding America Partner Against Hunger Through Internet Services Campaign  

Now through June 1, when you sign up for qualifying internet with AT&T Fiber, you're eligible for a $100 AT&T Visa Reward Card. You're invited to donate all or a portion of this reward amount to Feeding America - a nationwide national network of food banks, including FARSB. 

Learn more HERE!

AT&T Donates Pandemic Relief Supplies to FARSB

AT&T has helped support our frontline team at FARSB! This in-kind donation helps support our COVID-19 Response efforts to ensure the community is receiving their food safely. AT&T has generously provided pandemic relief supplies including vinyl gloves, sanitizer and disinfectants. We are so grateful for their support of our efforts!

How Has FARSB Helped You?

Alex Lucero, REAL Journey Academies Employee

The 1800 food boxes and additional items that REAL Journey Academies received from FARSB could not have come at a better time. It means the world to our San Bernardino and Moreno Valley families, over 95% qualify for the free meal program, and many who struggle to provide regular meals. 

Sandra Sanders

Food Recipient

I am homebound with multiple sclerosis and cannot leave my house due to this autoimmune disease and seizures. FARSB has made a huge impact on my life. I emailed them to receive food and the very next day, food was delivered. I am completely grateful for all the volunteers, donors, and others who make this such a wonderful experience. 



I almost cried when I saw the food... it was almost like Christmas. My kids ran down the stairs and noticed the box. I let them open it and they wondered "Who brought us this food?" I told them "A FARSB field volunteer, someone you will put in your prayers today."

Anne D.

Food Recipient

Feeding America has been such a Blessing to my family. To those that need guidance in these areas in their life, I recommend contacting Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino.


Food Recipient

I emailed last night about needing food for my family & I am so thankful you reached out and gave us food! You have no idea how much we needed this and how blessed we are for your help!  You guys are amazing!

Why Do You Give?

Mary M.

Community Donor

I donate in the honor of the I.E.  where I've lived for 29 years and my children and grandchildren live now.

Stephanie Otero


I believe in giving back and I choose FARSB because there are people in our community who need us & I know with confidence that 98% of my donation goes back into the community.

I drove past our local mall, I saw cars lined up on the freeway, down the street, and through the mall, even more so than during the holiday seasons, but this time it wasn't for Christmas shopping. Cars were lined up looking for food to support their families in this crisis. I was so proud to see the FARSB trucks and all the volunteers helping our communities.

We don't have much to give, but we know how lucky we are to have enough.

Kurt Schwabe

Field Volunteer

When I think of what FARSB is doing, I recall a saying I heard years ago that went something like, "One definition of the greatness of society is how it takes care of its vulnerable." FARSB's efforts is certainly doing its part in helping to care for the vulnerable in our society and improving the lives of many.

Salina T.


Victor Behnke

Board Member 

Hunger Relief Partners

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