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FARSB's Final Million Meals Gala: A Night to Remember

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Photo Credit: Michael J. Elderman

For the 11th and final time, FARSB hosted their Million Meals Gala, aiming to raise enough funds to provide the Inland Empire with one million meals. The proceeds from this event will enable us to continue serving our community and providing food for those in need.

As FARSB shifts its focus to other fundraising events in the coming years, this marks the last gala for the food bank. Moving forward, they will concentrate on other events throughout the year.

Keynote Speaker: Kathryn Strickland – FANO

We were honored to have Kathryn Strickland, a cherished member of Feeding America National, as our keynote speaker for the evening. Kathryn, who oversees learning, member grants, and network fundraising services, works with sister food banks, like us, nationwide to expand their capacity to best serve their communities and individuals facing hunger. Her moving speech highlighted the nutritional choices and sacrifices made by those with limited resources. Thank you, Kathryn, for being a hunger hero with FARSB!

Photo Credit: Nadiah Mohammed

Kathryn Strickland from Feeding America National Organization giving Ketnote Speech at Million Meals Gala event.
Kathryn Strickland giving the Keynote speech at FARSB's Gala.

Gratitude to Our Sponsors and Vendors!

This event wouldn't have been possible without our incredible sponsors and vendors. Their generous donations of time and money are the backbone of such events.

Photo Credit: FARSB

US Autoforce Corporate Group at FARSB's Million Meals Gala posing for photo.
U.S. AutoForce attending FARSB's Gala.

Whether they sponsored the event, participated in the live or silent auction, or encouraged their staff to attend and donate, these major supporters are the lifeline of these events.

A special thanks to our vendors for their hard work and dedication in making the night extraordinary: APC Entertainment, Auctioneer Chuck Dukas, Harrison Jazz Band, Maddilicious Catering, Michael J. Elderman Photography, Minuteman Press, Party Plus Rentals, PBG Entertainment, RWB Party Props, and more!


Thanks to the great turnout, we can now fund more meals for those in need within our community. Food is essential, and with more partners and donors, we can better alleviate food insecurity in the Inland Empire.

We'd also like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who attended our Million Meals Gala: A Roaring '20s Affair!

For more information on upcoming events, please contact Angela at



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