Humanitarian & Health
A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle is committed to alleviating poverty and its root causes in the Washington, D.C. area through innovative on-the-ground programming.
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) was founded in 1965 as the Dependency Prevention Commission, one year after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act that included Community Action Agencies. Since its establishment, the organization has transitioned from the Dependency Prevention Commission to the County Community Services Department in 1975, and finally to CAPSBC in 2003. Despite these changes in name, CAPSBC has remained steadfast in its commitment to addressing and remediating the far-reaching effects of systemic poverty.
Today, the organization offers food bank, family development, and energy, education, and environment services (EEES) programs to the county's most marginalized communities, free of charge. These programs are deeply impactful; the food bank programs alone are comprised of 3,500 volunteers and distribute more than 15 million pounds of food each year. Through these food distribution services, as well as the family development and EEES programs, CAPSBC works to empower and support individuals, families, and communities most impacted by systemic poverty and its multitude of effects.
Project - Congregate Feeding Sites