Family Service Association Receives $150,000 Donation from SoCalGas to Provide Nutritious Meals to Riverside County Seniors and Families in Need

The donation from SoCalGas’ Fueling Our Communities initiative will increase the number of individuals served by Family Service Association’s food security program

RIVERSIDE, CA-On Thursday, August 3rd, 2023, SoCalGas announced a $150,000 donation to Family Service Association (FSA), as part of the company’s $4 million dollar Fueling Our Communities initiative. To commemorate this investment, SoCalGas and FSA hosted a check presentation and volunteer opportunity.  After the ceremony, hot meals were distributed to seniors and representatives from SoCalGas assisted attendees with filling out applications for their California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program, which will help those individuals save on their annual utility bills.  

This investment will assist FSA to expand their reach and provide nourishing meals to an even greater number of seniors and families facing food insecurity.    

FSA provides daily congregate and home-delivered meals to older adults, at no-cost, throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to the children enrolled in its ten child development centers. This year, FSA will serve over 1 million meals in the Inland Empire. 

The attendees were:         Shannon Gonzalez, Family Service Association, Chief Operating Officer; Tom Donahue, Family Service Association, Chief Operating Officer; Lea Peterson, SoCalGas, Public Affairs Manager; Richard Roth, 31st District Senator; Sabrina Cervantes, 58th District Assemblymember; Karen Spiegel, Riverside County District 2 Supervisor.

Interviews in Spanish were available: Lea Petersen, SoCalGas, Public Affairs Manager

A  Ceremony was held at 11:00 a.m. at Eddie D. Smith Senior Center located at 5888 Mission Blvd.., Riverside, CA 92509 and volunteering opportunity was took place.  

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