From Humble Beginnings...
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino ("FARSB") began in April 1980 as Survive Food Bank distributing about 10,000 pounds of food per month and partnering with about 20 local nonprofit agencies. Today, FARSB distributes over 2 million pounds of food per month and partners with over 250 local nonprofit agencies.
FARSB is one of 200 food banks affiliated with Feeding America, the National Food Bank Network. FARSB serves the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, aka the Inland Empire. There are over 800,000 people who live below the poverty line in the Inland Empire and over 400,000 people who are food insecure. Our food bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Inland Empire, with over 100,000 people who rely on us each month.
It's a big job that we can't do it without YOU!
Our mission is to alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire. We envision a community where everyone has access to an adequate and nutritious food supply.
Our Community: The Inland Empire
We feed the Inland Empire, also known as the I.E. The I.E. is located east of Los Angeles and is home to major cities including:
...just to name a few.
Facts & Figures
Compared to the U.S., a higher share of the IE's poverty stricken are of Hispanic origin & reside in households with heads who are non-citizens.
Compared to the U.S., a higher share of the IE’s poverty stricken reside in households that are: (a) jobless, and with heads who are, (b) single mothers, and (c) lack a high school degree.
Poverty in the I.E. is higher than it is in the U.S. and in California.