Friday, March 10, 2023
As the winter weather continues to hit the southern region of California, residents have been trapped by the snow and are in need of groceries and other resources. Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties, including San Bernardino. According to the Office of the Governor:
“Cal OES is coordinating with local officials to open two shelters for residents in San Bernardino County and is coordinating with law enforcement to escort power companies, food and water deliveries, and service providers for vulnerable populations.”
On Friday, March 3, Stacey Duncan with Cal OES coordinated a pickup of emergency meal boxes for those stranded in the snow in San Bernardino. These boxes were provided by Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB).
One resident, Wendy Johnson, described the storm “as a reminder to us the urgency of being together in our hearts, minds, and souls [and] opening our eyes to [the] value of community even in the midst of the worst of circumstances.”
To date, FARSB has distributed 60 pallets of emergency food boxes, each pallet containing 75 boxes, to the mountain communities with the help of San Bernardino County personnel.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to aiding those stranded in the snow! As of March 9, 2023, 98% of snow has been removed from the roads thanks to County crews working around the clock.
For more information, please contact the San Bernardino County Storm Response Hotline at 909-387-3911, and if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency call or text 9-1-1.