Weingart Foundation Donates $150,000 to Feeding America Riverside / San Bernardino
So Cal. Foundation to Join Feeding America Riverside / San Bernardino’s Efforts to Fight Hunger in the Inland Empire
Riverside, CA – Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) has received $150,000 from the Weingart Foundation of Los Angeles to address food insecurity in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The donation will be used for general operating support for the regional food bank to continue offering services and programs to over 100,000 people in need each month.
Those FARSB signature programs include Kids’ Market, School Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Hub Distribution, TEFAP, SNAP/Cal-Fresh Application Assistance and much more.
In presenting the donation, Patricia Watkins, Inland Empire Program Director for the Weingart Foundation explained, “The very mission of our foundation is to advance fairness, inclusion and opportunity for all Southern Californians, especially those in communities like the Inland Empire that are hit hardest with persistent poverty.”
Stephanie Otero, CEO of FARSB, said, “We are grateful to the Weingart Foundation and applaud their efforts to help us alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire. There are over 800,000 people in the IE at risk of food insecurity, and we couldn’t do what we do without the support of partners like, the Weingart Foundation.”
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 local nonprofit organizations, distributing over 2 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 100,000 men, women and children, rely on the food bank’s distribution center each month to make ends meet.