The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County Food Bank serves over 50,000 hungry persons each month. We do so with the help of over 156 affiliate agencies such as churches, schools, soup kitchens and senior centers. The food is provided through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food commodities, salvaged food from supermarkets, and by food drives sponsored by local businesses, schools, groups and clubs.
In the Spotlight:
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County has made a difference in the lives of 1400 children in San Bernardino County by generously donating $100,000 in support of the Kidz Fuel – Snack Pack Program. With their donation, the CAPSBC Food Bank was able to continue the program for 1095 students AND add an additional 300 students into the program. Eligible students are in grades K-12 and are enrolled in 43 different schools within the San Bernardino County school system.
The Kidz Fuel – Snack Pack program was launched in 2009 and has received tremendous praise from schools, students and parents. Children selected to participate in the Kidz Fuel-Snack Pack program are identified by local school districts and case management organizations as being most in need of receiving food. These children are often homeless or very low-income, many living in motels, garages or sub-standard and overcrowded housing situations where even basic needs such as electricity and water may not be available.
Every Friday, children enrolled in the program pick up a backpack from a trusted staff member to take home for the weekend. The backpacks look like any ordinary backpack, so as to protect the child’s privacy and self-esteem. Each backpack is filled with nutritious foods that are high in protein and vitamins. The child then returns the backpack the following Monday to be replenished again for the next Friday. These children rely on school meals as their major source of nutrition during the week, so on the weekends they rely on the Kidz Fuel-Snack Pack program.
Thank You San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for your generous support of children in our communities through the Kidz Fuel – Snack Pack program!
Food Drives and Events
Stater Bros. Charities donates $10,000 to
CAPSBC Food Bank for the Holidays
Stater Brothers Charities -San Bernardino, CA, December 9, 2011 - Stater Bros. Charities has donated $10,000 to the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) Food Bank as part of their 3rd Annual Harvesting Hope campaign presented by Coca-Cola. This program encourages customers to fill the canisters and barrels in Stater Bros. Supermarkets to help fill the food banks.
Each Stater Bros. Supermarket has placed a food barrel at the front of the store to collect non-perishable food items to give to those in need. Items is great demand include canned fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as oatmeal, crackers, cereal and pastas, canned meats, canned or dry beans and shelf-stable dairy products.
Stater Bros. Charities also collects donations specifically for hunger relief in the form of scannable donation cards customers can purchase or by dropping coin change into canisters at the registers.
Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Supermarkets noted, “Many of our hard working customers have exhausted their resources and are being forced to get extra help this holiday season. Stater Bros. is going to help in the best way we know how by keeping our prices low and helping our food banks get a big boost for the holiday season.”
“The CAPSBC Food Bank is so grateful for the on-going support of Stater Bros. Charities to our food network of nearly 200 sites throughout San Bernardino County. During these difficult times, the need for food has increased dramatically. With this donation, the CAPSBC Food Bank can continue to provide food to its many high impact charitable organizations, food banks & soup kitchens, community centers & shelters,” stated Patricia L. Nickols, Chief Executive Officer at CAPSBC.
Stater Bros. has been a generous benefactor to the CAPSBC Food Bank for over 20 years. Not just with monetary donations, but also with weekly food donations of items like bread, milk, yogurt, meat and more. They donate an average 119,000 pounds of food to the CAPSBC Food Bank each month.
Thanks to the following agencies for their holiday food drives and fundraisers for the CAPSBC Food Bank for the 2011 Holidays!
Kohl’s, Kohl’s Care’s Program
Glaxo Smith Kline
Color Me Mine, Redlands
Coco’s Pies with Purpose!
Golden State Overnight
Citizens Business Bank
California State University San Bernardino, Department of Nursing
Kaiser Permanente Hospitals