The Community Pantry employs a full time Executive Director and a part-time staff, utilizing the services of over 65 dedicated volunteers putting in over 1500 hours per month to handle thousands of pounds of food and process over 900 families each month. Our volunteers range between 12 years to over 70 years of age.
Donations made by Riverside County Supervisors
– District 3 and Soboba Foundation made this dream a reality.
We receive almost 800,000 lbs of food donations a year. We try to do our best to sort through all the food items, check the dates and throw away the bad and old food. There may be times when we miss an old date here and there. Remember the date on the can or box is not always the expired by date. Regarding the fresh produce and perishable items, we use to throw away the items that may have been questionable, because we did not want to give these food items to our clients. Because we serve very low-income families, we had various clients tell us to give out the food that may be questionable and let the clients decide when they get home if the food is suitable or edible for them. We have changed our policy because of these requests. Please remember you are the end user and you are responsible to inspect the food we provide, and you are to make sure if the food is suitable. We thank you for understanding and allowing us to serve you.
Sincerely the Staff and Volunteers
Happy New Year, Friends!
We wanted to give a year-end follow up of the blessings we have received during this Covid Pandemic. We have been blessed and are so grateful to our community. This time last year funds were so low that we didn’t know how much longer we could keep our doors open at the pantry. 2020 was rough, but it also brought many blessings. We do not know when this crisis will end so please continue to support us so we can continue our mission of Giving Hope Helping Families and Blessing Lives. Happy 2021!
Community Highlights are coming soon!
“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”