Second Harvest Food Bank serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties is a member of the Feeding America national network of food banks (formerly known as America’s Second Harvest). Feeding America is the largest anti-hunger network in the United States and the third largest non-profit in the nation when you include the more than 2 billion pounds of food its food bank members distribute. Altogether, Feeding America serves more than 25 million people in need.
As a member of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank is the only non-profit in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties that has continuous access to nationally donated food. We access food from national manufacturers such as Kraft, Del Monte, Kellogg’s, plus more than a thousand other corporations. The food we receive is free. We only have to transport this donated food to our facility in Riverside. The food is valued by an independent auditor at $1.60 per pound. Therefore, for every dollar donated to Second Harvest Food Bank we can distribute over $25.00 worth of food to our communities.
Second Harvest Food Bank, as one of Feeding America's older member food banks, began distributing food to people in need in April, 1980. Since then we continue to help those most in need by distributing our food and other grocery products to children, working families, the elderly, reservist families, disabled veterans, the recently unemployed and the homeless.
We are proud to say that since we began operations, Second Harvest Food Bank has provided more than three hundred and fifty million pounds of emergency food to hungry families in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Together, in unison with our donors and over 440 partner agencies, Second Harvest Food Bank is Creating a Hunger-Free Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. In order to accomplish our vision, we provide food for community food distributions, USDA Commodities distributions, and distributions to senior citizens. Our mission is to increase public awareness about the true level of hunger in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and to help end hunger by distributing donated food to qualified charities.
Second Harvest Food Bank has made huge strides in our mission, but we can't do it alone. Locally, there are more than 350,000 people experiencing poverty in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties County. Over 500,000 people living in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties County live in economically disadvantaged households, which means they don’t always have access to the food they require to live a healthy active lifestyle. Without your help, families must make decisions no one should ever have to make: pay the rent or feed the children; buy needed medication or eat; pay the utilities or buy groceries.
Please help us help them by making a financial contribution, volunteering your time, or sponsoring a virtual food drive.
Thank you for your assistance.
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