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PROGRAMS

Groceries to Go

Government commodities and fresh produce, bread, and shelf-stable groceries.

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Senior Basket

Once a month 35-40 lb. box of staple food items and fresh produce for low income seniors 60+.

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CalFresh Application Assistance

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program helping individuals and families purchase healthy foods.

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Hot Meals

Food Bank Partners serving prepared meals to eat right away.

Pantry

Food Bank Partners providing a variety of groceries.

Diapers

Available for families with children aged 4 and under. Proof of the child’s date of birth needed.


Regional Flyers:

Sonoma County

Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.

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North Sonoma County

North Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.

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South Sonoma County

South Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.

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West Sonoma County

West Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.

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East Sonoma County

East Sonoma County regional flyer of food distribution locations.

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Lake County

Lake County regional flyer of food distribution locations.

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Mendocino County

Mendocino County regional flyer of food distribution locations.

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Need help?

Need help navigating this page? Watch our Food Finder Tutorial (para español, clic aquí). If you need help finding resources, please contact our Food Connections Resource Center at 707-523-7903. We also have boxes of emergency food at our location Mon – Fri 8 AM – 4:30 PM (3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403).

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Resources

CalFresh

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, like the Food Connections Market, 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 and at their Food Connections Resource Center (located at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA).

How to qualify:

  • Children are present at the time of registration
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Record Card
  • WIC Card
  • Passport
  • Note from Physician or clinical provide

You can receive diapers from 6 months of pregnancy to age 4.

The W5 Project

The Redwood Empire Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization serving Northern California.

It is our goal to serve you, our participant, the best possible way we can. To do so, we must understand who you are. Thus, we have created the W5 project—which stands for “who, what, when, where, and why”.

Benefits of W5:

  • Save time! By creating a profile, you’ll be registered at all Redwood Empire Food Bank locations. No need to re-register every time.
  • Obtain exclusive information on Redwood Empire Food Bank distributions, including up-to-date schedules and change notifications that impact your site(s).
  • By sharing your information, the Redwood Empire Food Bank will have a better understanding of your unique needs.

To register, you can call 707-523-7903 or visit refb.org/w5.

Pandemic EBT

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/

Wildfire Assistance in Lake County

Anyone impacted by wildfires in Lake County can receive free referral support, group support, and one-on-one crisis intervention by reaching out to 707-360-0547 or LakeCountyWildfire@nationsfinest.org. Access more information here.

Peer workshop appointments are available.

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 ce@srcharities.org

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.

Economic Assistance County Office Update

The County of Sonoma Economic Assistance office is open for both Santa Rosa and Petaluma offices. They are open from 8 AM - 4 PM Monday through Friday. They are providing essential services, including emergency services for child welfare, adult protective services, IHSS, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and General Assistance over the phone. Please call 877-699-6868.

Disaster Relief for Immigrants

During the pandemic, Undocufund has continued to support undocumented families deal with the impact of the Kincade, Wallbridge and Glass fires, and has also given direct aid to those grappling with COVID sickness, quarantining, and those who have been unable to work due to the economic shutdowns. For some, this is one of their only sources of relief.

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.

Food Education

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.