Finding Strength in Partnerships...
We extend our reach and impact through strategic partnerships. Our Community Partner Program collaborates with over 250 local organizations, including pantries and churches, to ensure food reaches neighbors in need. Through our Retail Rescue Program, we rescue surplus food from local retailers, minimizing waste and maximizing resources. Additionally, we participate in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), a federal initiative that provides essential food commodities to those facing hunger. Through these powerful partnerships, we work collectively to nourish our community and combat food insecurity effectively.
Community Partner Program
Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Together We Feed
Our Community Partner Program is the heartbeat of our mission, uniting us with over 250 dedicated local nonprofit organizations. Together, we form a formidable alliance against hunger, reaching the farthest corners of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Through this partnership, we guarantee that food safety and compliance standards are upheld, prioritizing the well-being of those we serve. We go beyond the pantry shelves, offering invaluable training opportunities, limited deliveries, and both cash and in-kind grants. With our partnerships, we can expand local hunger relief initiatives and ultimately feed more people. Within this program, we hope to:
Foster community relationships
Maintain resource efficiency
"Our partnership has equipped our team with valuable [USDA] training and resources, to better serve our community"
The Emergency Food Assistance Program
Providing Hope, Strengthening Resilience
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a powerful collaboration between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. farmers, growers, producers, and our organization. Through this initiative, the USDA acquires nutritious foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and essential staples, from local producers to aid individuals and families facing hardship. In partnership with organizations throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties, we act as a vital link, connecting food-insecure neighbors with accessible nutrition, ensuring that hunger is alleviated for all. TEFAP aims to:
Increase food accessibility
Support local producers
Stimulate local economies
Reduce food waste
Encourage community collaboration
Retail Rescue Program
Feeding the Community, Saving the Planet
Our Retail Rescue Program demonstrates our commitment to environmental sustainability and community well-being. With our goal to feed more people and fewer landfills, we work with local donors and retail partners to help provide some of our partner organizations with the food they need. In 2022 alone, we successfully rescued over 12.1 million pounds of food from ending up in landfills. Retail Rescue entails direct food pick-ups from neighborhood grocery stores and helping community partners secure more food faster for their clients at no cost. This exclusive program also helps grocery retailers benefit from reduced disposal costs and donation tax advantages while supporting local hunger-fighting programs. Retail Rescue strives to:
Reduce food waste
Increase food access
Promote environmental sustainability
Bridge community and corporate partnerships
Broaden scale across the Inland Empire
"We can now feed more people."
Carlos, Community Partner, Salvation Army - Hemet
"The current situation with the economy, a lot of people who did not need assistance before are finding themselves needing to be dependent on different food pantries and programs, and so the need has increased triple in the two years that I have been here in this location. We really appreciate the partnership with you guys (FARSB) and what you do to be able to assist us in helping the community. A lot of what we do can’t be done without the help of other people."
Gary, Retail Rescue Partner, KidCare International
"The box truck was donated to us from Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino has helped us a lot with our success. In our 2022 RAM, we are able to pick up meat. We are able to get more meat now. Because they donated to us and usually within five minutes, it has to be in a freezer. Now we can get it half an hour away and get it in the freezer."