Feeding America 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 assist in their efforts of providing help to people facing hunger. The generous unrestricted grant will allow FARSB to allocate funds in areas the community needs most, such as at summer feeding sites, Kids Markets, and to the over 300 local charities that rely on the FARSB distribution center for food.
“One in eight people struggle with hunger in the Inland Empire, including over 200,000 children,” said Stephanie Otero, FARSB CEO. “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.”
FARSB works every day to provide healthy food for the people of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Promoting sustainability and capacity building, FARSB works diligently to ensure that every dollar donated can provide up to 9 meals to community members in need. This amounts to the distribution of over 22 million pounds of food each year.
The Darden Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across the United States. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through their partnership with Feeding America and their network of 200 food banks across the nation. Darden is the parent company to Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Eddie V’s, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, and Yard House, with 12 total locations in the Inland Empire.
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, which includes FARSB, has been able to help provide even more nutritious meals to families in need.