Wednesday , July 24 2024
Food bank expands, opens new Hunger Resource Center
Courtesy Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB)

Food bank expands, opens new Hunger Resource Center

Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) proudly celebrated its recent expansion into their new FARSB Hunger Resource Center in Riverside. The grand ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on Thursday, June 6th, marked a significant milestone in FARSB’s ongoing mission to combat hunger and serve the community.

“Hunger is often called an ‘invisible crisis,’ yet it remains a critical issue nationwide, driven by complex social, economic, and geographical factors.” said Carolyn Fajardo, CEO at FARSB.

“Our new facility will be a cornerstone for efficient operations and a welcoming haven for those seeking help. This expansion will enable us to offer essential programs directly from our facility, significantly enhancing our presence and impact within the community,” said Fajardo.

Representatives from Mayor Lock Dawson and Senator Richard D. Roth’s office, the California State Assembly, the City of Riverside, and Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce were in attendance and presented Fajardo with Certificates of Recognition signaling the official opening.

The new office space will accommodate part of the administrative team and feature a small delivery warehouse for redistribution. Already, the facility has served as a SNAP (CalFresh) Resource Center and hosted SNAP training sessions.

The Learning Center within the facility has been utilized for FARSB’s child education program, team-building events, and the Inside La Sierra Riverside Chambers of Commerce meeting.

Later this year, The Fresh Start Pantry by Goodman will open, providing the community with a grocery store-like option for fresh food items. This initiative will allow individuals to personally select their items, prioritizing both choice and nutritional balance.

FARSB’s warehouse distribution and operations will continue at 2950-B Jefferson St., Riverside, CA 92504. The new resource center is located at 4035 Trail Creek Rd., Riverside, CA 92505.

To learn more about FARSB’s new Hunger Resource Center, please visit www.FeedingIE.org/contact

Check Also

Metrolink extends Student Adventure Pass through June 2025

Metrolink has extended its Student Adventure Pass program through June 30, 2025. The Student Adventure …