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How it All  Started

The start of 2007 President and founders, Carlos and Gricelda Medina began a food ministry in the garage of their Fontana home. The purpose of the ministry was to offer free groceries every Wednesday night. 

The Pastors along with their children Carlos and Christopher began distributing 80 bags of food every Wednesday night.  

In 2012, as a result of many years of prayer, the family received a facility in Bloomington California, where today they are able to supply product to over 2 million individuals all over the Inland Empire, multiple areas in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.

The founders are always looking for new ways to reach families of all walks of life and welcome every individual and families with open arms. 

About: About Us
Saturday Distribution
Supporting the Community
Drive-thru Distribution
USDA Saturday
Thankful for all our helpers

Our Approach 

The International Distribution Center, Vida Life Ministries is a food source for many individuals and families in our community. As a local food bank, VLM gathers, prepares, and distributes food to support hunger relief.


Hunger insecurity has increased in the last few years due to the pandemic and inflation. Nevertheless, VLM has provided emergency food boxes that aid a household for at least one week.


The distribution center supports 48,000 families per month and 285 non-profits. Vida - Life values its community, and with the infinite act of giving VLM has prospered alongside the locals.

Meet the Team

Forward together

Maria Luisa

Maria Luisa

Store Manager


Oscar Haro

Development Manager

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