Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino is one of the 20 Feeding America food banks that received a $5,000 community grant in 2022 from the National Association of Theatre Owners California Nevada (NATO California Nevada).
The community grants were designated to support a variety of arts and social service organizations.
“Food insecurity is at the center of the many issues our Inland Empire region faces,” Carolyn Solar, chief executive officer of Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino, said in a news release.
“We are grateful to NATO California Nevada for being a supporter of our community. This support will ensure that fewer have to choose between feeding their family and paying essential bills,” Solar said.
Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino has more than 250 community partners that help distribute food in the Inland Empire. The grant from NATO California Nevada will provide up to 35,000 meals, according to the news release.
“Theater owners in California and Nevada are grateful that movie-goers are returning. Our theaters are still climbing out of a difficult situation created by the COVID pandemic, but recognize many community organizations are still in a difficult place,” Todd Vradenburg, president and chief executive officer of National Association of Theatre Owners California Nevada, said in the news release. “In order to preserve the magical cinematic experience now and for future generations, it matters that we support the people who live and work in our communities.”
NATO California Nevada’s charitable fund is committed to building healthier and stronger communities by providing guidance, member engagement, financial grants and resources to arts and social service organizations that enrich the lives of people living in California and Nevada, according to the news release.
The association’s Community Outreach Committee invites NATO California Nevada members to nominate nonprofit organizations for funding consideration on an annual basis.