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FARSB CEO FEATURED ON SOCAL VOICES PODCAST WTIH 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!
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. This ambitious goal will be achieved as the regional food bank works 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.
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 #helpthehungry
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Discusses Being on the Front Lines During
"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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ABC 7 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.
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.
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.
FARSB receives $100,000 from S. Mark Taper 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.
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!
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.
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.
FARSB 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.
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.
READ MORE HERE
Molina Healthcare Donates 15,000 to Support Hunger Relief
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
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!
Enterprise Donates to their Local Food Bank
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation's Fill Your Tank Program supports Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino's efforts to fight hunger
READ MORE HERE
Juice It Up! to Host In-Store "Feed It Up" Campaign from April 1- 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.
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.
Day of Giving with FARSB, San Manuel, Mary's Mercy Center & LA Kings
A 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
READ MORE HERE
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.
Riverside Living Magazine
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.
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.."
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.
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.