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Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Announces Public Voting For 2019 Inland Empire Hunger Hero Awards



Riverside, CA – September 16, 2019 – Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB), has opened up the official online voting poll for their annual Hunger Hero Awards, which will be presented on November 2nd, 2019, at the annual Million Meals Gala taking place at the Grier Pavilion at Riverside City Hall. Members of the community are encouraged to vote online through October 11 for their favorite nominees in one of four different categories at

Those nominated as Partner Charity of The Year include: Inland Valley Christian Fellowship, Lake Hills Christian Center, and Reaching the Unreachables. Nominees for Media Partner of The Year include: Spectrum News 1, Inland Empire News, and KVCR. Key Community Champion nominees include Big Bear Rotary, Eagle Scout Candidate Eric Roberts, and Volunteer Cheryl Tavaglione. Key Corporate Champion nominees include Hendrick Automotive, DHL Supply Chain, and Enterprise.

“Each nominee has truly made a significant impact in our community this year. We are grateful for each one of them and are excited to see how the community votes,” said FARSB CEO, Stephanie Otero.

An additional President’s Choice award, chosen by Otero, will also be awarded to an individual in our community whose inspirational service to FARSB best represents our commitment to ending food insecurity in the Inland Empire.

Awards will be presented at the FARSB Million Meals Gala on Saturday, November 2nd at the Grier Pavilion located at 3900 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501. Tickets for the event are available online now.

To learn more about FARSB and other ways you can get involved and support the Inland Empire community, please visit


About Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino

Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) is leading the fight against hunger in the Inland Empire by providing food access, emergency relief, education, and advocacy to families in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. FARSB opened in 1980 as Survive Food Bank in response to the increasing concern about the dual problems of hunger and food waste in the Inland Empire. Today, FARSB is the primary source of food for over 300 local nonprofit organizations, distributing over one million pounds of food monthly to emergency food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, high-need elementary schools, halfway houses, senior centers, residential treatment centers, shelters for the abused, after school programs and group homes. With the help of these charity partners, we make up the largest hunger relief organization in the Inland Empire, making food security a reality for over 1.2 million people every year.

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