SCAN Health Plan Aids Seniors In Need with Healthy at Home CalFresh Grant
FARSB was the recipient of a generous $10,000 grant from SCAN Health Plan. This grant was gifted to further aid the food bank's senior population amid COVID-19 stay-at-home order!
WALMART & SAM'S CLUB'S CAMPAIGN RAISES $125,914 FOR FARSB
In its seventh year, Walmart & Sam's Club's "Fight Hunger. Spark. Change." campaign raised $125,914 and will go toward FARSB's emergency response efforts which has provided over 10 million meals to neighbors in need since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS FOUNDATION DONATES $40,000 TO FARSB
With the support of Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and their generous gift, FARSB will be able to provide up to 320,000 meals to children, seniors, and veterans experiencing hunger in the Inland Empire.
ALBERTSONS COMPANIES FOUNDATION GRANTS $200,000 TO FARSB
Thank you to The Albertsons Companies Foundation for contributing to our work with a $200,000 Nourishing Neighbors grant! This mighty gift made food-security possible for so many Inland Empire families through the COVID-19 pandemic.
FOOD INSECURE? HERE'S HELP
"Hunger continues to be a spectre that haunts families," Julie Cosgrove wrote in an article for USED Media. Philanthropy Director, Carolyn Solar, discusses the need for food in the Inland Empire and how FARSB is continuing to help, while encouraging neighbors to get involved.
Read the article HERE.
FARSB DISCUSSES BEING ON THE FRONT LINES DURING PANDEMIC
"We've helped 41,000 individuals, which is insane!" Carolyn Solar, FARSB Philanthropy Director, said on the Unity is Community Podcast with Matt Sulli.
Listen to the podcast HERE.
PANDEMIC-EBT GIVES FOOD BENEFITS TO FAMILIES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
If your child gets free or reduced lunch, you qualify for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California receive food when schools are closed due to COVID-19. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card for food and groceries. Families with children who already get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May!
Learn more HERE.
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.
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 and it motivated my whole family to come and see what was given to us. 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."
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.
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?
I donate in the honor of the I.E. where I've lived for 29 years and my children and grandchildren live now.
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.
We don't have much to give, but we know how lucky we are to have enough.
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.
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.