Soboba families receive fresh produce from Farmers to Families Food Box program

Soboba Foundation president Dondi Silvas and sponsorship coordinator Andrew Vallejos staff the check-in table for produce box pickups Wednesday, June 10, at the Soboba Sports Complex. Valley News/Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians photo
Mike Hiles Special to Valley News The Soboba Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, was chosen as a distributor for the Farmers to Families Food Box program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture grant was awarded to the Riverside Food Hub who partnered with Riverside University Health System – Public Health to find suitable nonprofit distribution sites where boxes of fresh produce could be delivered and put to good use by grateful families. Each week in June, 320 boxes of fresh produce – with a total value of about $5,000 – are delivered to the Soboba Reservation where it is stored in a refrigerator truck that was already being utilized for the tribe’s pop-up market that was created amid the coronavirus pandemic. [caption id="attachment_29
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