Thanks to the support from the HEDCO Foundation, the REFB will purchase a new 26’ refrigerated truck allowing us to continue providing a strong nutritional safety-net to anyone in need of food assistance through our service area.
(Grant period: December 21, 2016 – December 20, 2018)
Thanks to the support from Hunger Is, the REFB has increased the amount of nutritious breakfast appropriate foods we distribute through our Farm to Family School Pantry program. This grant helps ensure that low-income children receive a variety of high-quality breakfast foods, including fresh eggs and low-fat milk to grow healthy and strong.
(Grant period: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)
Thanks to the support from Morgan Stanley, the REFB will provide vitamin-rich, fresh fruits and vegetables and nutritious staple foods to vulnerable children through our School Pantry program in Sonoma County. This generous grant will allow us to sustain eight existing elementary school sites and open one new site at Roseland Elementary. Distributions occur weekly during the school year to help ensure that growing youth obtain proper nutrition, while supporting the health and well-being of the entire family.
(Grant period: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018)
New York Life
Thanks to the generosity of New York Life, the REFB is able to provide emergency relief to those affected by the October 2017 wildfires, and continues to provide nutritional support to low-income families and individuals with a need prior to the wildfires. New York Life’s contribution has provided fundamental aid to the REFB’s disaster relief program, Station 3990. This emergency program operates at multiple locations throughout Sonoma County, supplying food to anyone impacted by the wildfires. In addition to disaster relief, New York Life’s assistance similarly helps to sustain 12 hunger-relief programs offered by the REFB, allowing low-income families, seniors and individuals to acquire healthy food at multiple distribution locations.
(Grant period: January 13, 2018 – January 12, 2019)
Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation
Thanks to the generous support from the Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation, the REFB continues to administer four programs within our Every Child, Every Day initiative targeted at ending childhood hunger. Healthy food distributions are strategically located at schools, parks, afterschool programs, and underserved neighborhoods to fill the meal gaps that low-income children experience when school-based nutrition services are not available.
(Grant period: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)
Wells Fargo Foundation
Thanks to significant support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, the REFB continues to improve food security and nutrition for our low-income neighbors in need throughout our five-county service region. The ongoing commitment from Wells Fargo Foundation allows the REFB to operate 12 unique programs focusing on the dietary needs of children, seniors, families and individuals, providing a lifeline of nourishment and hope to those facing food insecurity.
(Grant period: October 4, 2017 – October 3, 2018).