COMMUNITY PARTNER PROGRAM
Our Community Partners are instrumental in our mission to end hunger in the Inland Empire.
Promoting sustainability and capacity building, FARSB partners with hundreds of partner charities to provide hunger - relief services and emergency food assistance to neighbors in need throughout the Inland Empire.
Through these partnerships, food reaches those who need it most through programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, senior meal sites, emergency shelters, day care centers, youth programs, mobile pantries, rehabilitation centers, and residential programs.
CALFRESH OUTREACH PROGRAM
Formerly known as food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka CalFresh in California, is a critical tool for reducing hunger while providing nutritional assistance.
The CalFresh program enables qualified, low-income households to receive assistance that would provide access to more nutritious food.
The FARSB team assists with enrollment, distributes information regarding eligibility requirements, and dispels the myths and stigma surrounding the program. Our goal is to help move clients towards self-sufficiency and provide the support they need throughout the complex application process.
KIDS MARKET (KM) PROGRAM
The Kids Market Program provides nutritious, healthy food to low-income students and their families one school day each month in a farmer's market style.
FARSB works closely with the Riverside Unified School District the San Bernardino School District, California Baptist University, and other community partners and volunteers with our KMP program. Currently, FARSB serves numerous elementary schools throughout the school year in both Riverside and San Bernardino County.
To learn more about how to volunteer or to provide nutrition education for our Kids Produce Market, please Contact Us.
USDA TEMPORARY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP)
The Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), provides United States Department of Agriculture, "USDA", commodities to network charity partner sites in Riverside County for distribution to eligible individuals and households.
To be eligible for USDA commodities, a recipient or household must reside in the geographical area being served and meet established income guidelines. Under no circumstances should a recipient be required to make any type of payment in money, materials, or services of any kind in connection with the receipt of USDA commodities.
MOBILE PANTRY PROGRAM
The Mobile Pantry Program serves clients directly in areas where food is needed most.
The mobile pantry program began in effort to provide supplemental food assistance in the areas where limited partner support is present. The need is greatest in the rural communities throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Our mobile pantry truck delivers nutritious perishable and non-perishable food and nonfood items to targeted and under-served communities.
SCHOOL PANTRY PROGRAM
The School Pantry Program serves schools with free and reduced meal rates of up to 90%.
FARSB works closely with local school districts to ensure that the schools with the highest need have access to food. The school pantry program complements the breakfast and lunch programs at school to ensure that kids and their families have access to food after the school day has ended.
Homebound Emergency Response Outreach (HERO) Program
FARSB works with HERO volunteers to help deliver food to our most vulnerable neighbors. The HERO program began as an effort to assist seniors and home-bound residents in need of food during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, FARSB has continued to help deliver fresh and non-perishable food to thousands of people in the Inland Empire community.