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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. 

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 benefit Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino. FARSB is thankful for Barons Market in helping our organization fulfill our mission in alleviating hunger in the Inland Empire. 

Learn more about Baron's Backyard Beer Pairing HERE. 

Walmart and Sam's Club Launches 8th Annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign

From now through May 4th, community members are encouraged to purchase participating Walmart or Sam's Club items in-store or online to secure meals for local Feeding America food banks. Inland Empire residents can also donate to their local food bank, FARSB, at check-out or online!

Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Donate Today!

THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY FUNDRAISER BENEFITS FARSB

From March 29th - 31st, 2021, The Old Spaghetti Factory will donate 10% of online and delivery orders to FARSB when you use the code FEEDING.

Learn more here.

FARSB LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN AIMED TO FEED EVERY INLAND EMPIRE CITY WITHIN SERVICE AREA

This year-long campaign will provide food to families across 104 cities throughout the Riverside and San Bernardino county service area during 2021. The regional food bank will work to establish new partnerships in service cities, bring awareness to food programs, and create new volunteer opportunities in both city and desert regions of the Inland Empire. Read more about the Where's FARSB? campaign.

WALMART & SAM'S CLUB'S CAMPAIGN RAISES $125,914 FOR FARSB

In its seventh year, Walmart and 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.

SUBARU DONATES $44,810 TO FARSB TO HELP SERVE FAMILIES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Subaru's donation will help make food security a reality for hundreds of Inland Empire community members experiencing hunger. With the need for food assistance increasing exponentially, FARSB is thankful to have Subaru's support in feeding our neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Morongo Band of Mission Indians Donates $5,000 to FARSB to Help Families In Banning, Beaumont, Yucaipa, and More
Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated $5,000 to FARSB through the Community Outreach Grant. This grant was awarded in an effort to assist food-insecure neighbors in Cabazon, Banning, Beaumont, Yucaipa, and surrounding efforts through no-cost nutritious food programs.
AT & T Gives Back to Fight Hunger

From now until June 21st, when you sign up for AT&T Internet, you’ll have the option to donate all or part of your $100 in rewards to Feeding America. Donations will help local organizations, like FARSB, in communities most impacted by the pandemic.

LEARN MORE HERE.

FARSB Feeds 80,000 Individuals with Help from Bank of America Charitable Foundation Core Support Grant

Providing long-term solutions for vulnerable populations to move out of poverty is critical to strengthen our community. Thanks to support from Bank of America, we’re addressing hunger needs in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and providing up to 80,000 individuals with accessible and affordable food resources.

ABC7 Highlights FARSB For A Day Of Hope

Stephanie Otero chats about how FARSB is stepping up to the plate during unprecedented times amid the coronavirus. 

WATCH HERE

FARSB Receives $100,000 from S Mark Taber Foundation

This grant will support programs such as those targeted to feed children in the Inland Empire, like FARSB’s Kids Markets and School Pantries. 

Enterprise Holdings Foundation Donates $2,500 to Support Hunger Relief Efforts

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has donated $2,500 to FARSB in support of Caliber Collision’s Annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which, through its integrated network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

READ MORE HERE
Molina Healthcare $15,000 to Support Hunger Relief Efforts

Molina Healthcare not only volunteers at the FARSB food bank, their $15,000 donation helps us provide countless meals to hungry families in the Inland Empire.

 
READ MORE HERE
Juice it Up! to Host In-Store "Feed It Up" Campaign from April - December 31, 2019 

This spring, help "End Hunger Now" at your local Juice It Up! location. Participate by donating 5 food items for a $2 coupon, or making a cash donation at the register.

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. FARSB is grateful for this annual partnership that aids our hunger relief efforts in the Inland Empire.

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

Thank you to Chick-Fil-A for supporting our hunger relief efforts at FARSB with a generous $50,000 grant! This impactful gift will help to develop, launch, expand and sustain our child hunger programs. In addition, this grant will assist us in providing 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

FARSB'S FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL EVENT, CURBING HUNGER, TO AIR ON FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021 AT 12PM

Curbing Hunger will air during the lunch hour and will provide a broad overview of our work and the key partnerships that elevated our hunger-relief efforts during the pandemic. Learn more about Curbing Hunger here!

FARSB PARTNERS WITH NBC LA, RALPHS, AND FOOD 4 LESS TO FIGHT HUNGER

We’re excited to join @NBCLA, Ralphs & Food 4 Less to help provide Help 4 the Hungry, donate now through 12/24 in stores or by texting H4H to 41444! www.nbcla.com/helpthehungry  

FARSB RECEIVES FOOD DONATION THROUGH GOYA GIVES: WORKING FOR OUR COUNTRY CAMPAIGN 

Goya donated 18 pallets of canned chickpeas, beans, rice and pasta to FARSB in an effort to help feed the thousands of people experiencing food insecurity in both Riverside and San Bernardino County.

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.

P-EBT Benefits Help Families in California Receive Food  During School Closures Amid COVID-19 

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!
FARSB Receives 195,000 Oatmeal Servings from Happy Day Brands

During these unprecedented times, this donation will help feed and support those most directly impacted by the coronavirus.

LEARN MORE HERE

Walmart Partners with Feeding America to Spark Change

For the seventh year, Walmart is joining forces with their customers and suppliers to unlock meals for local food banks. From now until May 11, you can help fight hunger by donating funds or purchasing participating retail items.

Fight hunger and spark change HERE.

FARSB CEO discusses Inland Empire hunger with FOX Sports

During the second half of the podcast, Stephanie Otero, talks of what FARSB is doing to help those in need during the pandemic. 

Listen HERE

Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions collecting cash donations through September 30, 2019

As part of their Hunger Is campaign, nearly 38 Inland Empire locations will be collecting funds for Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino at Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions locations in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Find a location HERE

FASRB Receives $12,000 Donation From the Darden Foundation

FARSB announced today a $12,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to assist in their efforts of providing help to people facing hunger. The generous unrestricted grant will allow FARSB to allocate funds in areas the community needs most, such as at summer feeding sites, Kids Markets, and to the over 300 local charities that rely on the FARSB distribution center for food.

READ MORE HERE
Boxlunch Donates 1,000 Reusable Bags to Local Kids Market

Boxlunch has provided millions of meals to food banks across the nation. In an effort to aid further in an area that our food bank and local schools needed assistance in, BoxLunch donated 1,000 reusable bags to a high-need Kids Market in San Bernardino, CA! 

READ MORE HERE

FARSB Hosts Drive-Thru Food Distribution Pop Up at the FARSB Distribution Center

Join Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 1 PM - 3 PM for a drive-thru food distribution at the FARSB Distribution Center at 2950 Jefferson St. Riverside, CA 92504. Pre-registration is required!

Pre-register HERE.

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

In this episode of Women We Love, our CEO Stephanie Otero discusses women leadership, how FARSB strives to feed others in need and how community members can support the cause.

Listen to the podcast 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!

FARSB CEO FEATURED ON SOCAL VOICES PODCAST WITH ANGELA ROSS 

In this episode of SoCal Voices, Feeding America Riverside| San Bernardino CEO, Stephanie Otero, discusses how her organization helps feed people in need and what we can all do to help alleviate hunger. Listen to the podcast episode here!

SCAN HEALTH PLAN AIDS SENIORS IN NEED WITH HEALTH 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!

ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS FOUNDATION DONATES $40,000 TO FARSB TO HELP FEED NEIGHBORS IN NEED

With the support of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and their generous gift, FARSB will be able to provide up to 320,000 meals to those seeking food assistance within the Inland Empire. Gifts of this magnitude help FARSB and its local nonprofit partners, continue to feed the thousands of children, seniors, and veterans experiencing hunger.

FOOD INSECURE? HERE'S HELP.

In the midst of the pandemic, "hunger continues to be a spectre that haunts families," Julie Cosgrove wrote in a USED Media article concerning the high need in the Inland Empire. Philanthropy Director, Carolyn Solar, speaks on how FARSB is working to help feed neighbors and how community members can contribute to the cause.

Read the article HERE.

FARSB Discusses Being on the Front Lines During Pandemic

"We've helped 41,00 individuals, which is insane! Been serving by the thousands every single week, when before (the pandemic) it was 10-15 people (per week)." Carolyn Solar, Philanthropy Director, said while on the Unity is Community Podcast with Matt Sulli.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. 

Circle K has Pledged to Donate 25 Million Meals to Feeding America®

For every fuel purchase at a Circle K convenience store between now and June 30, 2020, Circle K will donate one meal ($0.10) to the Feeding America network foodbanks. 

Learn more HERE.

Red Nose Day Fights to End Child Poverty while Supporting Feeding America Programs 

Red Nose Day is back for it's sixth year in America, encouraging everyone to come together to end child poverty, one nose at a time. money raised supports projects that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated, including programs at Feeding America and member food banks, like FARSB, across the county. 

 Learn more HERE

Better Together: FOX11 teams up with FARSB

In a series focused on working together through the pandemic, Fox 11 highlighted our efforts to better promote raising funds for those in need.

WATCH HERE

NORMS Donates $4,000 to FARSB ​

NORMS Restaurant of Riverside donated $4,000 to FARSB as part of there #MakeCaringtheNorm campaign that took place this past September during Hunger Action Month.  FARSB is extremely thankful for their continued support.

Aldi Foundation Funds 10K in Equipment for 8 FARSB Partner Charities

FARSB announced the equipment recipients, funded by Aldi, with a presentation ceremony open to community members at their warehouse on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Partners received commercial refrigerators, commercial freezers, commercial pallet jacks, infrared thermometers and/or thermal blankets.

Enterprise Donates to Their Local Food Bank

Enterprise donated a generous amount to FARSB to further alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire.

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Food Bank Hosts the First Annual Turkey-to-Go, thanks to Walmart!

 

Through the efforts of the community, Walmart donated 2,000 turkeys just in time for the holidays.

 

Read more HERE

 

Day of Giving with FARSB, San Manuel, Mary's Mercy Center & LA Kings
 

BIG thank you to San Manuel Tribe of Mission Indians, the Los Angeles Kings, and Mary's Mercy Center for a wonderful day of giving. We held an on-site food distribution, kids played hockey for the first time, and hot meals were distributed. 

 

Click here to read more!
Amazon Celebrates 5 years in the Inland Empire!
 

With a donation to local organizations, including FARSB!

 

Thank you Amazon for bringing a smile to our communities. 

 

Read more
 
All State Invests in the Inland Empire

Through the generous support of local All State agencies, FARSB was awarded a $5,000 grant to continue hunger-relief programs and initiatives. 

 

Thank you Allstate!

Stater Bros. Donates 32,000 lbs. of Nutritious Food! 7/2017

 

As part of their Harvesting Hope In Our Community campaign, Stater Brothers donated over 32,000 pounds of food.

 
READ MORE HERE
FARSB Opens Districtwide Pantry for Perris Schools 

Funded by the Pechanga Development Corporation's Foundation, FARSB is able to provide healthy, shelf stable foods for free for all 9 schools in the Perris Elementary School District!

 

READ MORE HERE
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NEW Kids Market Opens at Parkridge Elementary School in Norco, CA

On March 27, 2019, we opened up our first Kids Market in the city of Norco, CA. We are pleased to now offer Parkridge Elementary School a free farmers market experience every month to the students and their families.

 

READ MORE HERE
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NEW Kids Market Opens at E. Neal Elementary School in San Bernardino, CA

On March 22, 2019, we opened up our newest Kids Market at E. Neal Elementary School in San Bernardino, CA. Now the children of E. Neal Elementary will take home up to 15 pounds of both fresh and non-perishable goods every month. 

READ MORE HERE
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New Program, New Hope

 

20,000 pounds of food will be making its way to the critical need area of the High Desert via FARSB's HUB initiative.

 

 

READ MORE HERE
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It's Hunger Action Month (HAM)

 

Hunger Action Month is a 30-day opportunity to help fight hunger. You can donate fund and time, or wear your favorite orange shirt. 

 

READ MORE about HAM HERE
A Great Read About a Local Need
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Give Where You Live

NBC4 promotes the importance of the Give Where You Live FARSB campaign.

 
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FARSB is Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

See how we do this and more to feed over 400,000 community members monthly. 

First FARSB Gleaning Event a Success!

The pictures to the right cannot capture the fun we had collecting local citrus for our community. It was a wonderful partnership with California Citrus State Historic Park, and one we hope to have again.

 

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Riverside Living Magazine
Charity Spotlight

In case you missed it, catch up on FARSB's feature in Riverside Living Magazine by clicking below. It is a quick and interesting read full of insights into food insecurity and the food banks mission to help others. 

 

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Give Thanks by Giving

"The heart-breaking fact and harsh reality is that for the remaining one in seven adults and one of four children, Thanksgiving is just another day. For them the only thing in abundance is doubt.."

 

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Latina of Influence Nominee

FARSB's very own Stephanie Otero has been nominated for a community award. Her biography is inspiring and reminds us we all have a story to tell.

Read her story

FARSB Partners With ABC7 For Largest Food Drive in Southern California
FARSB Has a New Leader and a New Perspective​​

The region's major supplier of food for nonprofit organizations gets a new leader.

 
READ MORE HERE