Fresh fruits and vegetables, supplemented by healthy staple groceries.
Government commodities AND fresh produce, bread, and shelf-stable groceries from the REFB.
35-40 lb. box of staple food items and a variety of fresh produce for low income seniors 60+.
A program supporting people with diabetes (must enroll first, information below).
Food Bank Partners serving prepared meals to eat right away.
Food Bank Partners providing a variety of groceries.
Distribution available to those affected by the Coronavirus crisis.
Grab and go meals available to children between the ages of 0-18
Summer Lunch Program
From June 1st through August 7th, all children 0-18 years old are invited to enjoy free breakfast and lunch at locations throughout Sonoma County. To learn more about our Summer Lunch Program and how you can participate, please click the "About Summer Lunch" button below or call us at (707) 523-7903.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL DISTRIBUTIONS
While schools are closed, The Redwood Empire Food Bank is providing groceries for students and their families. Click Here for a current list of distributions. You can attend a distribution in your school district.
ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE COUNTY OFFICE UPDATE
The County of Sonoma Economic Assistance office is re-opening July 6th for both Santa Rosa and Petaluma offices. They will be open from 8 AM - 12 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.
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 may now qualify for CalFresh! To apply now, click here.
Fill out this form to apply for diapers and wipes from CPI.
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 or register for home delivered meals, please call (707) 525-0143 x013.
Get help buying food while schools are closed. Click this link for more information and to apply. Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick up meals from school. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. You can also visit the CDSS website for answers to other questions. If you need to contact CDSS in regards to your case submit an inquiry form here and a CDSS customer respresentative will contact you.
Disaster Relief for Immigrants
Call California Human Development 707-228-1338 to apply for a one time disaster relief assistance for those that are ineligible for other assistance.
Eligible individuals must be able to provide information that they (1) are an undocumented adult (person over the age of 18); (2) are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance, like the CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and, (3) have experienced a hardship as a result of COVID-19. Eligible individuals must provide information and documents to verify your identity, home or mailing address, and to show you have been impacted by COVID-19.