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FARSB receives 13,000 avocados this Hunger Action Month!

Kroger Co. (Ralphs and Food 4 Less) has partnered with Avocados from Peru to donate 13,000 nutritious and fresh avocados to FARSB during Hunger Action Month. This donation will be distributed this September to families struggling to provide a well-balanced meal to children. We thank them for their continued support in alleviating hunger in the Inland Empire. Click here to read more!

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FARSB Welcomes New CEO

Following an extensive search, FARSB welcomes Carolyn Solar as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Solar, a Riverside resident, has served on the FARSB team since 2017 and is only the second female CEO to hold this title in the food bank's 42-year history. Her primary focus will include assessing operational, programmatic, and financial addition to developing strategic and impactful regional partnerships.


FARSB Receives 2022 Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency

FARSB received the highest level of recognition awarded based on the organization’s presentation of financial reports, internal operations, and outlined goals. As a credited source of nonprofit data and information, Guidestar bridges the gap between nonprofit evaluation and insight for potential donors. The Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency showcases FARSB as upholding the highest level of accountability and recognition based on its’ meaningful progress and goals.

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Ameriprise Financial Grants FARSB $10,000 to Support Hunger Relief Efforts

Because of hunger-relief partners like Ameriprise Financial, FARSB is able to continue storing and distributing food to those who need it most within our community. We thank Ameriprise Financial for their continued generosity and support!  

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FARSB CEO Stephanie Otero Selected for Leadership Riverside Class of 2022

Our FARSB CEO, Stephanie Otero, was selected for the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce Leadership Riverside Class of 2022! The class advocates for the betterment of Riverside, including sustaining our economic vitality, fostering community, and improving local services. Congratulations, Stephanie!

Learn more about Leadership Riverside HERE.

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FARSB Partners with JJO Radio and The Greg Mack Show to Host 4-Day Food Drive

FARSB has partnered with JJO Radio and The Greg Mack show to host a 4-day food drive from August 6-9th at the Valley Springs Parkway Walmart in Riverside! The FARSB team will be on-site all 4-days from 8 AM - 8 PM collecting donations. Additionally, visitors can donate school supplies for Riverside Unified School District or donate blood to LifeStream. Look for the green FARSB booth to drop off donations to your local food bank.



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Join FARSB at the Million Meals Gala: Casino Royale this November!

Join Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino at The Million Meals Gala: Casino Royale on Saturday, November 6 at 6 pm at their distribution center located in the heart of Riverside. The charity event is aimed to fight hunger in the Inland Empire with providing one million meals to children and families this holiday season. This year, the evening will include a seated dinner and celebration, casino tables, open bar, live music, live and silent auctions, award recognitions, and more! 

Early bird tickets are now on sale! 

Purchase the tickets HERE.

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Wells Fargo Continues to Give Beyond the Holidays

This year we’ve had to meet the steep increase of people seeking food assistance. The support from Wells Fargo has allowed us to help provide meals in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties since the holiday season. Thank you Wells Fargo for providing 245,000 meals. #WFGivesThanks


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 Partners with FARSB for Better Together Campaign

Thank you FOX 11 Los Angeles for once again partnering with FARSB for the Better Together Food Drive Campaign! This campaigns goal is to help support hunger relief organizations serving various communities and to help raise money so our food bank can reach more people in need. Community members can support the campaign by texting FOX11 to 41444.

Watch the segment HERE.

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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. 

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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!



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.



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.

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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'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.


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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.

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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. 


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.

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.

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.

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FARSB Collaborates with Divert Inc. to Raise Awareness about Food waste and Food Insecurity

Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) teamed up with Divert, Inc. to further address the national hunger and food insecurity crisis. FARSB CEO Carolyn Solar thanks Divert for their continued support in alleviating hunger all throughout the Inland Empire. Click here to read more!

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FARSB Donates $2K Worth of Holiday Turkey Meals to Arlington Temporary Assistance Thanks to Riverside Rotary Club

In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Riverside, the Arlington Temporary Assistance (ATA) received Thanksgiving Dinner boxes for forty families in need through FARSB's $2,000 donation. Several Riverside Rotary clubs work together to provide ATA with significant equipment to deliver and store food and materials. 


Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino CEO Stephanie Otero Announces Resignation

After 6 years of feeding the hungry, Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) CEO, Stephanie Otero has announced her resignation. FARSB’s Board of Directors has developed a selection committee and will invite applicants to apply early February. Interested applicants will need to send a resume and a short cover letter outlining their interest to Joanna Solorio, Human Resources Director, at for consideration.


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Disney Grants FARSB with Fresh Produce

One of our goals in ensuring that we are leading the fight against hunger in the Inland Empire is to make certain that the quality of the food going into the community is full of nutrients. Partners like Disney make this work more possible than ever. Thank you, Disney, for supporting our efforts with a grant to secure fruits and vegetables for families with food-insecure children! 


Enterprise Holdings Foundation Donates $2000 to FARSB

Thank you Enterprise Holdings Foundation for donating $2000 in support of FARSB! This impactful gift will help support and provide 14,000 meals to food insecure neighbors in the Inland Empire.

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Rock out with FARSB at Rockin Summer Concerts at The Shops at Dos Lagos

Enjoy live music while donating food at The Shops at Dos Lagos Rockin Summer Concerts every Saturday from 7-9 PM in August! Look for the green FARSB booth to drop off canned goods and monetary donations! All gifts support local hunger relief efforts.

Saturday, August 7th: 90's Tribute

Saturday, August 14th: 00's Tribute

Saturday, August 21st: 70's Tribute

Saturday, August 28th: 80's Tribute


Learn more about the food drive HERE.


Chick Fil A Grants $25,000 to FARSB in Support of Child Hunger Programs

Thank you to Chick-Fil-A for advocating for FARSB with a generous $25,000 grant! This significant grant was gifted to further aid hunger relief efforts for children in the Inland Empire. With the need for food assistance increasing this summer, FARSB is thankful to have Chick-Fil-A's support in making food security a reality for community members in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 


Feeding America Grant Assists FARSB in Growing Senior Focused Programs

FARSB was awarded a $50,000 Feeding America Multi-Donor Senior Hunger Grant through 2021. This grant supports efforts to grow senior-focused programs, including the HERO delivery program, CalFresh application assistance, FoodRX clinic pantries, and more! Thank you to the many donors who have made this effort possible!


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. 

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FARSB Earns Highest Level of Transparency Through Guide Star

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 our donations are used.

Check out our updated Nonprofit Profile HERE. 

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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.

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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

Join us as we share a 20-minute lunch up


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!



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!  

GOYA Gives Feeding America Riverside-San

Thank you Goya for donating 18 pallets of canned chickpeas, beans, rice and pasta to FARSB! This impactful donation helps to feed thousands of people facing food insecurity in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 

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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.