Those funds include 23 new grants totaling $502,000 to organizations that are helping to provide food to children in California.
Catholic Charities San Bernardino and Riverside Counties is among the recipients of the 23 new grants.
Others in Riverside and San Bernardino counties are the Alvord Unified School District in Corona, Palo Verde Unified School District in Blythe, Temecula Valley Unified School District, San Bernardino City Unified School District and Morongo Unified School District.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, No Kid Hungry has focused our work on making sure kids across the state have the food they need both during this crisis and in its aftermath,” Kathy Saile, No Kid Hungry California director, said in a news release. “We’re pleased to support the dedicated teachers, staff and volunteers who are working in communities across the state to make sure children can continue to get nutritious meals while staying at home.”
To see a complete list of No Kid Hungry grant recipients in California, including others in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, go to nokidhungry.org/blog and click on “Here’s how you’re supporting hungry kids affected by the coronavirus by state.”
No Kid Hungry has also launched a texting hotline to let parents know about emergency meal distribution sites in their neighborhoods. Parents and caregivers can text the word “FOOD” (or “COMIDA”) to 877-877 to find the nearest sites, according to the news release.
No Kid Hungry is a campaign by Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Nationally, No Kid Hungry has worked with more than 1,000 partner organizations, providing more than $23 million, according to the news release.