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Committed to the Cause of Mitigating Food Insecurity

We do this work by Collaboration. We work together as partner feeding agencies, This collaboration allows us to approach food suppliers and funders with a regional approach to mitigating food insecurity. This allows us to provide more food resources to our food insecure neighbors and friends.

How We Do It: Meet the Team
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The 5 steps:

  1. Official 501c3 IRS tax exempt status letter
    -501c3 must be in good standing with IRS. Status will  be verified through IRS portal. 

  2. Liability of Insured organization at minimum coverage $1,000,000.
    -Liability insurance can be umbrella if said organization is religious organization, church. 

  3. Food handlers card for each individual handling and distributing food. 
    -Organizations with scheduled volunteers, or staff are required to show proof of food handlers card.
    -"Scheduled volunteers" are labeled as volunteers that are regularly scheduled daily, weekly to provide a service through volunteering with organization.

  4. Memorandum of Understanding packet signed and dated. 
    -Potential partners will receive packet after #1-3 have been established and recorded. 
    -M.O.U review of all rules and regulations covered in packet prior to signing on as a partner. 

  5. Community Action Partnership San Bernardino Salvage contract agreement.
    -As a satellite of CAPSBC each partner is required to complete a salvage agreement application prior to receiving any services. 

Once a potential partner agency has completed and met all requirement, they can begin setting up appointments weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly to pick up from the High Desert Second Chance Food Bank. 

During the 12 month period, partner agencies are required to attend quarterly Collaborative meetings where they will receive important and useful information on changes to the HDFC, collaborative statistics including YTD grant funding, updates on new rules on city and state regulations concerning food recovery, food distribution and community service provider updates, health department modifications for feeding agencies and any other important information that can benefit our partners individually and as a collaborative. 



Each General Collaborative Meeting offers training, legislative updates, and public policy briefings. These meetings are held the Second Wednesday of each month in February, June and October.

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Collaborative Food Providers:

Community Action Partnership San Bernardino

Food Forward

The Rock Church

Feeding America

High Desert Second Chance

Victor Valley Rescue Mission

Collaborative Partners:

Kaiser Permanente

St. Joseph Health St. Mary

Azusa Pacific University

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