Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Receives $12,000 Donation From The Darden Foundation
Riverside, CA – Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) announced today a $12,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to aid in their efforts to provide assistance to people facing hunger. The generous unrestricted grant will allow FARSB to allocate funds to those most challenged with food scarcity, such as low-income school children and homeless families in need of access to nutrient rich foods throughout the Inland Empire.
“One in nine people struggle with hunger in the Inland Empire including one in four children,” said Philanthropy Director, Lori Butler. “Hunger does not discriminate and there are many children, families and seniors who turn to our food bank for help. The Darden Foundation’s donation will go a long way for the people in our community.”
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FARSB works every day to provide healthy food to the people of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. With a population of 800,000 neighbors in a state of food insecurity, FARSB has made it their mission to alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire. With the support and help of the community, the food bank is able to make food accessible through hunger-relief programs like Kids Produce Markets, school pantries and their partnership with over 470 local nonprofit organizations.
The Darden Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across the United States. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through a partnership with Feeding America and their network of 200 food banks across the nation. FARSB is grateful for the advocacy demonstrated by the local Olive Garden Italian Kitchen and Yard House restaurants who made this grant possible.
Feeding America has worked alongside The Darden Foundation for six years in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to their ongoing support, the Feeding America network has been able to help provide even more nutritious meals to families in need.
To learn more about Feeding America or to find your local food bank, visit www.feedingamerica.org.
About Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino:
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Counties 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, Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino is the primary source of food for over 475 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. www.feedingie.org
About Darden Restaurants and The Darden Foundation
Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s. Our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ 180,000 team members in more than 1,700 restaurants. Together, we create memorable experiences for 380 million guests each year in communities across North America. The Darden Foundation works to bring to life our spirit of service through its philanthropic support of charitable organizations across the country. Since 1995, The Darden Foundation has awarded more than $90 million in grants to non-profit organizations such as Feeding America, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and American Red Cross. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.