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Every a child deserves a meal and a brighter future.
Your donation today can feed families struggling with hunger in our community. Help us ensure that our community has continued access to safe, nutritious food.
By giving today, you are not only helping Community Settlement Association (an affiliate of Riverside Community Health Foundation) give families access to healthy foods from the Food Pantry to put on the table, but also enriching Riverside's youngest residents educational experiences through the after-school programs.
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The pandemic has caused much more collateral damage than we could have ever anticipated. Many businesses began to downsize or even shutter causing leaving many friends, neighbors or family members either jobless or furloughed. Carlos Chavez, who is currently caring for his elderly mother, was one of the unfortunate Riverside residents who had his job furloughed.
Earlier this year, Carlos began accessing the Food Pantry at Community Settlement Association, an affiliate program of Riverside Community Health Foundation. The Food Pantry, which offers free groceries with “cooking” and “non-cooking” options to local residents, has - since the start of the pandemic - provided nearly four-thousand bags of food to feed our neighbors.
“It’s been immensely [helpful] for us,” said Carlos about the Food Pantry program, “because it covers [food for] both my mom and myself on a weekly basis.”
Despite the challenges the remain ahead, the essential services that Community Settlement Association continues to offer offers a sense stability and hope to a community where uncertainty can determine whether or not there is meal on the table.
Founded in 1911, Community Settlement Association has been focused on family wellness, education, civic engagement, cultural awareness, and strengthening the community in Riverside for more than 100 years! Community Settlement Association, an affiliate of Riverside Community Health Foundation, provides a variety of programs ranging from family guidance counseling, food assistance, alcohol abuse counseling, after school programs, bilingual social services and more.