New Monthly Food Distribution Coming to Westside

New Monthly Food Distribution Coming to Westside Community
Posted on 08/19/2022
Ken Martinez, SBCUSD Community Engagement Office, prepares signs for Saturday's food distribution at AVHS

Starting Saturday, August 20, San Bernardino’s westside community now has a free, monthly food distribution opportunity that runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Arroyo Valley High School. Saturday’s event is the first of three taking place through Monday at locations across the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) boundaries as part of partnerships with non-profit organizations.


For months, Chief Communications Officer Ginger Ontiveros worked hand in hand with representatives from the Pure Land Foundation to bring this much-needed distribution to a segment of the school district community not currently served by other food distributions.


“Food insecurity remains a significant challenge for our community and many of our students,” Ontiveros said. “We hope by partnering with Pure Land, our families and our students will have a new opportunity to receive healthy food once a month right in their neighborhood.” 

SBCUSD currently partners with Pure Land Foundation, Tzu Chi Foundation, and Loma Linda University CAPPS for regular food distributions at Pacific High School, Del Vallejo Leadership & STEAM Academy, and other locations. The Arroyo Valley High site adds both a new location and additional days to the District’s efforts to ensure our families have access to healthy food.


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