2018 Inland Empire Hunger Hero Awards Voting is Open
Riverside, CA – Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB), has opened up the official online voting poll for their annual Hunger Hero Awards, which will be presented on November 17th, 2018, at their annual Million Meals Gala. Members of the community are encouraged to vote online through October 17 for their favorite nominees in one of three different categories at https://www.feedingamericaie.org/gala.
Those nominated as Partner Agency of The Year include Unity Of The Faith Christian Outreach Ministries, Inc. in Moreno Valley, T.O.U.C.H Ministries in Ontario, and High Desert Second Chance in Hesperia. Nominees for Media Partner of The Year include KTLA-TV and KSGN-FM. Key Champion nominees include California Citrus State Historic Park and the National Charity League, Riverside Chapter.
“All of our nominees are Hunger Heroes for their commitment and dedication to helping us end Hunger in the Inland Empire. This past year, they have made an impact in building a better community and we are grateful for them,” said FARSB CEO, Stephanie Otero.
An additional President’s Choice award, chosen by Otero, will also be awarded to an individual in our community whose inspirational service to FARSB best represents our commitment to ending food insecurity in the Inland Empire.
The awards will be presented at the FARSB annual Million Meals Gala on Saturday, November 17th, at the La Villa Bella San Antonio in Upland, CA. Tickets for the event are available online now.
To learn more about FARSB and other ways you can get involved and support the Inland Empire community, please visit www.FeedingIE.org.
About Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino began in 1980 as Survive Food Bank in response to the increasing concern about the dual problems of hunger and food waste in the Inland Empire. Today, FARSB is the primary source of food for over 400 nonprofit organizations, distributing over 2.5 million pounds of food monthly to emergency food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, high-need elementary schools, halfway houses, senior centers, residential treatment centers, shelters for the abused, after school programs and group homes. More than 425,000 men, women and children each month rely on the food bank’s distribution center to make ends meet.