Saturday , December 2 2023

Curbing Hunger Event Raises Awareness about Food Insecurity

Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) hosted their annual Curbing Hunger event last month. The lunch was held for community partners, volunteers, board members, and sponsored by Molina Healthcare, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Hodgdon Group, Cardenas Market Foundation, Wild Goose Coffee Roasters, and Norms Restaurant.

Carolyn Solar, FARSB CEO said, “These partners do fantastic work and serve in direct community-facing roles, often with minimal resources. When our inventory becomes limited, you can probably guess that our partners are impacted, too.”

It is estimated that 400,000 people, or 1 in 10 people, in the Inland Empire face food insecurities daily; half of those are children according to FARSB.

At the end of the ceremony, Angela Jugon, FARSB Development Director, thanked select high schools from Riverside Unified School District, including Arlington, Ramona, Riverside Poly, North, and Martin Luther King, for donating handmade ceramic bowls made by the art students to raise funds for the community, before the Development Team offered guests guided tours of the food bank.

For more information on upcoming fundraising events, please contact Angela at: [email protected]

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