The Concerned Unitarian Universalists of Riverside (CUUR – pronounced ‘cure’) is a sub committee of the Social & Environmental Justice Committee. We are UUs who are concerned about the issues we see in our neighborhood, like food insecurity, homelessness and racial injustice and are committed to action in our community to address these issues. The Seven Principles of our faith inspire us to take action! Join us!

Monthly Meeting

We meet on the first Sunday of every month at Noon in the Social & Environmental Justice Room, upstairs in our Church Annex (3657 Lemon St – Next door to the main Church building on Lemon). For more info email the Chair of the Social & Environmental Justice Committee at


Check out our Instagram page to see what we are currently up to!

Current Projects

Riverside People’s Free Market

We are part of the Riverside People’s Free Market which is held on the second Saturday of the month at Fairmount Park in front of the tennis courts from 10am-2pm. We join other groups, like Punks in the Park, Communit(IE), San Jacinto-Hemet Mutual Aid, Riverside CAT 911, and Riverside Food Not Bombs to give out free food, hygiene, clothes & more! Contact for more info!

Riverside Food Not Bombs

We also work closely with Riverside Food Not Bombs in order to help meet immediate food insecurity needs in the Downtown Community. Vegitarian food donations are collected on the first Saturday of every month at our church and a distribution is held on the third Saturday of the month, see the graphics below for more info, or contact

On the First Saturday of every month, Riverside Food Not Bombs accepts donations for their community meals at our church
Riverside Food Not Bombs distributes meals on the 3rd Saturday of the month at our beloved, historic church!
Members of the Social & Environmental Justice Committee are encouraged to join the Riverside Food Not Bombs volunteer meeting

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Past Projects

The CommUUnity Pantry

We at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside are dedicated to meeting the needs of those in our local community who experience food insecurity. For over 10 years we have collected canned and dry goods and hygiene items for distribution locally and to other agencies. However, 2020 created an unprecedented level of need.

In November 2020, the City of Riverside approved a CARES Act grant to facilitate the startup costs of our newly inaugurated CommUUnity Pantry program.

Just before Thanksgiving we held our first CommUUnity Pantry event and served about 30 families. Through the month of December we will expand our outreach and continue weekly food distribution. In January the CommUUnity Pantry will begin further expansion of the outreach efforts and food distribution capacity.

We strive to help bridge the gap many will experience with the end of the current pandemic-connected aid in December, and we can use your help.

Give today to help the CommUUnity Pantry outreach to this underserved, downtown Riverside community. CLICK HERE for PAYPAL

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