School is out, but lunch is in!
From June 5th through August 4th, the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Summer Lunch program will fill the summer meal gap—providing healthy meals to anyone 18 and younger across Sonoma County. There will be multiple Summer Lunch sites throughout Santa Rosa, Cloverdale, Sonoma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Larkfield, Sebastopol, and Healdsburg.
View Summer Lunch Sites
For access to resources like food and diapers, please create a PROFILE by clicking on this LINK. You can also attend any distribution and a hunger relief worker will create a profile for you on the spot.
For further help finding resources please contact our Food Connections Resource Center at 707-523-7903. We also have emergency food at our location Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
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North Sonoma County
North Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.download
South Sonoma County
South Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.download
West Sonoma County
West Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.download
East Sonoma County
East Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.download
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Windsor Food Distributions
Windsor flyer of food distributions in the area.download
What is CalFresh?
CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program which helps individuals and families purchase healthy foods. CalFresh benefits are issued on an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card – like an ATM card. You can use your EBT card at most grocery stores, neighborhood stores, and farmer’s markets.
At our Food Connections office, we can help you apply for CalFresh. Find more information about CalFresh here.
We will need your identification, Social Security numbers, and income verification. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you now qualify for CalFresh! To apply now, click here.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank is also a diaper bank
If you are in need of diapers, the Redwood Empire Food Bank provides them free of charge at food distribution sites (create a profile) and at the Food Connections Resource Center.
How to qualify:
- Children are present at the time of registration
- Birth Certificate
- Medical Record Card
- WIC Card
- Note from Physician or clinical provide
You can receive diapers from 6 months of pregnancy to age 4.
P-EBT is a federal program that provides food benefits for families with young children (0-6 years) who also got CalFresh Food benefits between October 2020 and May 2021 or school age children who were eligible for free or reduced price school meals during the 2020-21 school year. P-EBT provides additional food benefits to make up for free or reduced-price meals usually served at child care or school that children may have missed because of the pandemic. If you have questions please contact us at 707-523-7903 or check out the link https://capandemic-ebt.org/
The Redwood Empire Food Bank has created this web page dedicated to providing health education resources and tools around food handling, preparation, and safety so that you know your food is safe for consumption.
Seniors & High Risk Population
Click this link for a Sonoma County listing for seniors and high risk population for more information about delivery services for hot meals and paid groceries.
Contact Council on Aging to pick up meals in Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Sonoma Valley or register for home delivered meals by calling 707-525-0143 x013.
For adult diapers and other items, visit Medical Equipment Recycling Program at 3000 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa at the storage container in the large parking lot. Hours of operation are Wednesdays 11 am - 12 pm.
Housing Assistance & Other Resources
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County has been partnering with low income families and individuals to help them achieve economic and social stability through some of their programs like Housing Assistance, Financial Assistance & Crisis Support, Health and Well-being, Community Engagement, Education and Community Resources here in Sonoma County. Call 707-544-6911 for more information.
COTS has rental assistance available for Petaluma residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information and call 707-340-5699
Coordinated Entry is a system to match someone unsheltered with available housing, shelter and services. Drop in hours available 8:00 -10:00 am at 600 Morgan St. Santa Rosa. For phone calls contact 866-542-5480 M-F from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm or email email@example.com
My Pet Child Directory
My Pet Child is an online directory where financially-struggling pet owners can quickly find non-profits and pet food pantries that may offer free pet food and supplies for dogs, cats, and other household animals. You can search your town or city address and find local organizations within your vicinity.
Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB)
The Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) is a state of California office that protects farmworkers when they come together to seek better conditions at work. Investigate and prosecute labor law violations such as firing workers or taking other action against them in retaliation for asserting their rights. Work to resolve workers’ claims by seeking rehire, lost wages and other remedies. Assist farmworkers by providing information about employment and labor rights and providing referrals when appropriate. Conduct training and outreach to the agricultural community. Are you a farmworker and need assistance? Give us a call at 707-527-3256 or visit us at alrb.ca.gov and like us on FB California Agricultural Labor Relations Board - Home | Facebook. We help all Farmworkers.