In this episode, we speak with Stephanie Otero, CEO of Feeding America to discuss the challenging food crisis that took place during the Covid-19 pandemic. We also discuss new opportunities to tackle food waste and innovative approached to solving the hunger crisis.
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (“FARSB”) began in April 1980 as Survive Food Bank distributing about 10,000 pounds of food per month and partnering with about 20 local nonprofit agencies. Today, FARSB distributes over 2 million pounds of food per month and partners with over 250 local nonprofit agencies.
FARSB is one of 200 food banks affiliated with Feeding America, the National Food Bank Network. FARSB serves the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, aka the Inland Empire. There are over 800,000 people who live below the poverty line in the Inland Empire and over 400,000 people who are food insecure. Our food bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Inland Empire, with over 100,000 people who rely on us each month.