(Riverside, CA – November 16, 2022) – Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) received a $128,288 grant from Albertsons/Vons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbor Program. The grant was provided from funds donated by generous customers at checkout in September and will be used to ensure every child in the Inland Empire gets access to a healthy breakfast.
“We’re excited to partner with Albertsons/Vons to help our community’s children start their day with a nutritious breakfast so they can succeed in school,” said Carolyn Solar, CEO of FARSB. “Together with Albertsons/Vons, we’ll continue to tackle the ongoing food insecurity issues in our community.”
FARSB is the leading hunger relief and food rescue organization serving the Inland Empire region. Thanks, through a partnership with over 250 local nonprofits. The food bank operates multiple nutrition programs and works to create a hunger-free reality for children, seniors, veterans, and neighbors in need. All the donations made at these select stores helped reduce child hunger in our community.
“We’re pleased to partner with FARSB to address hunger issues in our community,” said Kevin Curry, Southern California Division President. “Nourishing Neighbors, together with partners like FARSB, are making our neighborhoods better for our most vulnerable community members.”
Nourishing Neighbors is a charitable program of Albertsons/Vons Foundation. The program aims to eradicate childhood hunger in America by keeping food banks stocked and supporting meal distribution programs at schools. In 2020, Nourishing Neighbors enabled 350 million meals, invested $10.4 million in schools to feed children, and provided $9 million towards empowering BIPOC communities through hunger programs.