FARSB CEO collaborated with Divert Inc to support Biden-Harris Administraton
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) teamed up with Divert, Inc. to release statement supporting the Biden-Harris Administration's Initiative to take action on the Hunger Crisis and Food Insecurity. FARSB CEO Carolyn Solar thanks Divert for their continued support in alleviating hunger all throughout the Inland Empire. Click here to read more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Watch FARSB on the National Gameshow, America Says!
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) - competed on the Gameshow Networks’ season five of America Says! FARSB competed as the FoodBankers against the Salsa Students on America Says! Episode 5014. The FoodBankers included Jocelyn Meza, Marketing Coordinator; Chris Valdez, Volunteer Services Supervisor; Evelen Ramirez, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator; and Jacqueline Arias, Programs Director. Our FARSB team concluded the show with $1000 in winnings - helping to secure 7,000 meals. Watch America Says! HERE.
FARSB Adds 175,000 Additional Meals Thanks to Bank of America COVID-19 Employee Booster Initiative
Earlier this year Bank of America announced it would make a $100 donation to local hunger relief organizations for each employee in Riverside and San Bernardino who received a COVID-19 booster shot by the end of January. Bank of America donated a total of $25,000 (worth 175,000 meals) to help FARSB further address food insecurity in the region.
FARSB Mobile Pantries Receives $10K Grant from Nestle USA
You could say this is one sweet grant! Thanks to Nestle USA, FARSB was awarded the Mobile Pantry Grant! This generous $10,000 grant will support costs associated with the Mobile Pantry Program. We recognize Nestle USA as a hunger-relief partner in our mission to feed, nourish, empower and unite our Inland Empire community.
Stonefire Grill Gives Back to FARSB During Hunger Action Month
Stonefire Grill is taking action during Hunger Action Month! From September 1 - September 30, customers are encouraged to purchase a Carrot Cake at any Stonefire Grill locations and proceeds will benefit Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino! FARSB is thankful for Stonefire Grill in helping our organization fulfill our mission in alleviating hunger in the Inland Empire.
Find a Stonefire Grill location HERE.
FARSB Receives $500 Grant from Walmart Giving
Thank you to Walmart Giving for supporting our hunger relief efforts at FARSB with a mighty $500 grant! The grant will help to develop, launch, expand and sustain our feeding programs for community members in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Join FARSB for Can Tree Wonderland at Christmas on Euclid in Ontario this December!
Join FARSB at Christmas on Euclid on December 11th for Can Tree Wonderland! Sponsors and participants for Can Tree Wonderland will provide food (or funds to acquire food) to build a team-spirited tree made of canned good to be displayed during the day at the event. All cans donated through Can-Tree Wonderland will help to support IE hunger relief programs through FARSB.
Registration is required to participate.
Register for Can Tree Wonderland HERE.
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Releases 2021-2024 Strategic Plan
FARSB has published its 2021 - 2024 Strategic Plan outlining the food banks operational, budgeting and organizational goals to further combat ending hunger in the Inland Empire. This plan sets the course for FARSB's future and lays out four overarching goals and specific objectives that will be worked on to accomplish in the next four years.
Read the full strategic plan HERE.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 performance.in 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.
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!
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.
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.
6250 Valley Springs Pkwy.
Riverside, CA 92507
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.
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.
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.
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.