The 2019 Million Meals Gala Hunger Hero Awards
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NomineeInland Vineyard Church
Our mission is to be, "UPWARD people as we exalt the King. INWARD people as we encourage and equip one another. OUTWARD people as we engage our city and extend God's Kingdom." We open our "Manna House" on campus two times a week with food and basic necessities for over 300 families in our surrounding neighborhood. We also have a free medical clinic on-site once a month. At Christmas time, we bless low-income families in our community with toys, stockings, and books for their children, along with a free Christmas breakfast that feeds over 500 guests.

Nominee: Reaching the Unreachables
Our mission is to stamp out hunger in our local community. We procure food and other household items and disperse the same to our residents or homeless in need. We have been in service for over five years and have utilized this time to become more efficient and accessible to people in our community. 

Nominee: Lake Hills Christian Center
Our mission at Lake Hills Christian Center (LHCC) is to be a beacon of light for those in our community. We do our best to take care of the people who come to us for help and as our motto says, have "A Love For All People". LHCC provides clothing, toys, and furniture to people in need, as well as counseling for those that are hurting. The largest outreach that we provide is our food bank. Every Friday we provide people with food to eat for a week, while keeping in mind a well-balanced diet. Without the services that FARSB provides, we would not be able to feed all of the hungry families that we do. 
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Key Partner Charity Award
Inland Vineyard Church
Reaching the Unreachables
Lake Hills Christian Church
Nominee: Inland Empire News
We are a relationship media: Our mission is unique but simple. Use technology to build and manage relationships and provide them the most useful and desired content about the Inland Empire. We publish content, partner to create content and educate on how stories can succeed in a digital world. We share many of FARSB's news stories to help spread the word about hunger in the I.E.

Nominee: KVCR
Our mission is to promote and cultivate discovery and engagement in the Arts, Media and the Sciences with educational, thought-provoking programs and objective journalism. Owned and operated by the San Bernardino Community College District, the Empire Network includes Empire KVCR News Radio, Empire KVCR PBS TV, and First Nations Experience Television (FNX) which focuses on world indigenous cultures and has been supported in large part by our founding partners, The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Nominee: Spectrum News 1
Spectrum News 1 is a 24/7 hyperlocal content network, focused on delivering news and information that addresses the deeper needs and interests of the diverse communities and neighborhoods throughout Southern California. Just a few weeks after Spectrum News 1 launched, and in the midst of the government shutdown, Spectrum News 1 highlighted FARSB's efforts to feed people during this sudden time of need, bringing media attention to the work the local food bank was doing to combat local food insecurity.
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Media Partner of the Year Award

Inland Empire News
Spectrum News
Nominee: Cheryl Tavaglione
I have lived in Riverside for over 50 years. I worked, then ran our family business until we sold it in 2005. Now I am retired and I love to travel. I am on the City's Commission on Aging and have been volunteering at FARSB for a year now. I like the organization's goal and that I am actually helping people in my community. I have been there when we have given away food, people are so grateful. We don't know their situation, but we can all use help sometimes. There is a real need in our area, I think it is something we take for granted. I am grateful for this opportunity to give back.

Nominee: Big Bear Rotary
Our mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Because of FARSB, we are able to provide a food pantry to our community. We also host a senior luncheon to provide free holiday dinners to 450 seniors in Big Bear, while also taking baskets of food and toys to children in need. We donate to the American Legion to support veteran projects, give scholarships to high school seniors, and host a program for middle and elementary school children to develop skills through service projects and leadership.

Nominee: Eric Roberts
In 2019, Eagle Scout Candidate, Eric Roberts, decided to partner with FARSB to fulfill his eagle scout project. This project entailed taking old pallets found at the FARSB distribution center and turning these into walls that would enclose the volunteer rest area. This area could now be rented out to groups looking to fulfill their corporate social responsibility while helping to raise funds to support hunger relief programs in the Inland Empire.
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Key Community Champion Award

Cheryl Tavaglione
Big Bear Rotary
Eric Roberts
Nominee: DHL Supply Chain
We strive to motivate our people to engage and participate in volunteering events in our community, hoping we make a difference in someone's life. By implementing a social responsibility plan, our goal is to strengthen our workplace as well as our business. We help fight hunger by volunteering on the weekends to separate expired food and participating at volunteer appreciation events and off-site food bank events as often as possible.

Nominee: Hendrick Automotive Group
Hendrick Automotive Group is the nation's largest privately-held automotive dealership group in the U.S. With nearly 10,000 dedicated employees, our company strives to give our customers a one-of-a-kind car purchasing experience. Our company operates almost 100 dealerships across 14 states. Our dealerships in Murrieta partner closely with FARSB during our bi-annual holiday meal drives. All of our dealerships company-wide come together to collect whole holiday meals for families in need leading up to the Easter and Thanksgiving holidays. 

Nominee: Enterprise
Enterprise has played an active role in ensuring the local community has food. From volunteering at the FARSB distribution center to raising funds through their annual Fill Your Tank campaign, the company and their foundation have donated over $60,000 to their local food bank just this year alone!

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Key Corporate Champion

DHL Supply Chain
Hendrick Automotive Group