Feed SoCal: Help end hunger by donating today

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Friday, June 28, 2024
Stater Bros. Markets donates $10K to food bank as part of Feed SoCal
Stater Bros. Markets donated $10,000 to the nonprofit Food Share Ventura County as part of ABC7's Feed SoCal Food Drive on Friday in Simi Valley.

Each year ABC7 helps our regional food banks address the food insecurity crisis in our local communities by hosting the Feed SoCal Food Drive. Statistics show that 1 out of 7 individuals in Southern California will experience food insecurity. This year, due to the end of the CalFresh emergency allotments and the impact of inflation, the need for donations is even greater.

To tackle this issue, ABC7 is partnering again this year with Stater Bros. Markets and Subaru Retailers for the 13th Annual Feed SoCal Food Drive. The campaign will take place during the month of June and will support the following food banks in Southern California: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Food Share of Ventura County and Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino.

ABC7, Stater Bros. Markets, Subaru, and our regional food bank partners will be hosting 4 "Feed SoCal Friday's" events to collect much-needed food and cash donations. The collection sites will provide our viewers throughout the five counties an opportunity to donate non-perishable food items, purchase $5.00 donation cards, or donate loose change at any register at their local Stater Bros. Markets. Non-perishable food donations will also be accepted at the participating Subaru Retailers. The food and cash donations will be shared with our food bank partners for distribution or purchasing of food for food pantries and individuals in need in local communities.

6:00am - 12:00pm

Friday, June 7th - Orange County
Stater Bros. Markets - 15150 Kensington Park Drive, Tustin, CA 92782

Friday, June 14th - Los Angeles County
Stater Bros. Markets - 11810 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 90601

Friday, June 21st - Inland Empire
Stater Bros. Markets - 2995 Iowa Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

Friday, June 28th - Ventura County
Stater Bros. Markets - 660 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065
How You Can Help

1. - You can purchase $5.00 donation cards or donate loose change at any register at your local Stater Bros. Markets.

2. - Text to Give: Text "FEEDSOCAL" to 41444

3. - Go to your local Subaru Retailer and drop off non-perishable food items and leave them in the Feed SoCal collection box.

4. - Buy a T-shirt:
ABC7 has teamed up with local muralists to create exclusive Feed SoCal-themed t-shirts. ABC7 will donate 100% of its proceeds from Snow Commerce's sale of these t-shirts to support Southern California regional food banks. Check them out at abc7.com/shop.

Keep up with all things Feed SoCal by following us on social media:

@ABC7 Community on Facebook

@abc7community on Twitter

@abc7community on Instagram

Hashtag: #FeedSoCal

Feed SoCal Sponsors:

Stater Bros. Markets - At Stater Bros., Southern California has always been home. In 1936, our founders Cleo and Leo Stater opened the original Stater Bros. Market in Yucaipa, CA on the promise of providing good food at a fair price. But it was their commitment to service and care for their community that set them apart. Today, those values continue to guide everything we do. We commit to helping you stretch your dollar further, eat healthier, shop with comfort and ease, and delight your family. All while feeling like there is someone out there that cares, because we do. It's about doing the right thing for the right reason. That reason is you.


@StaterBrosMarkets on Facebook

@StaterBros on Instagram

@StaterBrosMkts on Twitter

staterbros on TikTok

@StaterBrosMarkets on YouTube

@StaterBrosMarkets on Linkedin

Hashtags: #StaterBros, #CommunityFirst

Stater Bros. Charities - Stater Bros. Charities, the nonprofit arm of Stater Bros. Markets, helps strengthen Southern California communities by stewarding donations from Stater Bros. shoppers, teammates, and vendor partners into local nonprofits, making a community-first difference. Our mission is to advance charitable efforts in our neighborhoods by investing in organizations and causes focused on hunger relief, children's well-being, education, health, veterans and active military, and pet well-being.


@StaterBrosCharities on Facebook

Hashtags: #Staterbroscharities

Subaru - subaru.com

Feed SoCal Food Bank Partners:

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank - The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been mobilizing resources to fight hunger in Los Angeles County since 1973. To support the Food Bank's vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County, food and grocery products are distributed through a network of 700 partner agencies and directly to those in need through Food Bank programs. The Food Bank has distributed more than 1.7 billion pounds of food, the equivalent of 1.35 billion meals, since 1973. The total value of food and grocery product distributed since the Food Bank's inception is $2.3 billion. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank tripled the number of people helped, and now reaches 900,000 people every month. The Food Bank is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit LAFoodBank.org and follow on social media:

@LAFoodBank on Facebook

@LAFoodBank on Twitter

@LAFoodBank on Instagram

Hashtags: #LAFoodBank #WeFeedLA

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County - Second Harvest Food Bank, our vision is an Orange County with food and nutritional security for all. In collaboration with our partners, we provide dignified, equitable and consistent access to nutritious food, creating a foundation for community health. Our partner network includes houses of worship, schools, after-school programs, colleges and universities, senior centers, shelters for the unhoused, soup kitchens and transitional housing facilities, with sites at 362 locations throughout the county. In fiscal year 2022-2023, we distributed 36.3 million pounds of food to an average of 393,000 neighbors in need each month. Approximately 50,000-60,000 pounds of produce is harvested each week at the 40-acre Harvest Solutions Farm in Irvine, a collaboration with Solutions for Urban Agriculture and the University of California South Coast Research & Extension Center begun in August 2021. Second Harvest is a member of the Feeding America network and was named one of Orange County's 2023 Top Workplaces by the Orange County Register.

For more information, visit visit: www.feedoc.org and follow us on social media:

@SHFBOC on Facebook

@SHFBOC on Twitter

@SHFBOC on Instagram

@SHFBOC on YouTube

Hashtags: #WeFeedOC, #WeFarmOC

Food Share Ventura County - Food Share, Ventura County's food bank, is the largest hunger-relief organization in the county serving 267,000 food-insecure people annually. Today, staff and volunteers distribute over 19 million pounds of food, or over 16 million meals, annually through its 160 pantry and program partners. Food Share is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, as well as the California Association of Food Banks. Food Share is dedicated to leading the fight against hunger in Ventura County, because no one should go hungry. For more information, please visit: www.foodshare.com and follow on social media:

@FoodShareofVenturaCounty on Facebook

@FoodShareVC on Twitter

@foodsharevc on Instagram

Hashtags: #WeFeedVC

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 to over 250 local nonprofit organizations, distributing over two 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, they make up the largest hunger-relief organization in the Inland Empire, making food security a reality for over 1.2 million people every year. Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino proudly holds the 2022 Guide Star Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of transparency achievable through Guide Star. For more information, visit FeedingIE.org and follow on social media:

@feedingamericaie on Facebook

@feedingie on Twitter

@feedingamericaie on Instagram

Hashtag: #WeFeedtheIE

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