(Riverside, Calif – June 8, 2023) – Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) received a $70,000 grant from the Albertsons and Vons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Program. The grant was provided by the Albertsons Vons Foundation and will be used to provide the summer meals project, which aims to provide breakfast items and other non-perishable food for children to eat when the school district is closed for summer vacation.
“We’re excited to partner with Albertsons and Vons to help our community’s children start their days with a nutritious breakfast,” said Carolyn Solar, CEO of FARSB. “Together with the Albertsons and Vons Foundation, 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 through 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.
“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, is making our neighborhoods better for our most vulnerable community members.”
Nourishing Neighbors is a charitable program of the Albertsons and Vons Foundation. The program aims to eradicate hunger in America by keeping food banks stocked and supporting meal distribution programs at schools. In 2022, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company contributed more than $200 million in food and financial support, including over $40 million through our Nourishing Neighbors Program to ensure those living in our communities and those impacted by disasters have enough to eat.