Thanks to the generous support of the Bethlehem Foundation, the REFB continues to improve food security and nutrition for low-income seniors through three key programs: Diabetes Wellness Program, Kitchen Collective and Senior Basket. The dedicated commitment of the Bethlehem Foundation toward improving the lives of aging adults in Sonoma County allows the REFB to continue critical programs that ensure seniors in our community receive vital, nutritional support to maintain good health and independence. .
(Grant period: November 16, 2017 – November 15, 2018)
Thanks to the support of the Bothin Foundation, the REFB will purchase a new 26’ refrigerated truck allowing us to continue providing an essential nutritional safety net to anyone in need throughout our service area.
(Grant period: February 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018)
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund
Thanks to the ongoing support from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, the REFB provides a vital nutritional safety net to 82,000 of our low-income neighbors facing hunger in our community.
(Grant period: July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)
George H. Sandy Foundation
Thanks to support from the George H. Sandy Foundation, the REFB provides up to 25 pounds of vitamin-rich fresh produce, perishable and non-perishable proteins and healthy staple foods to over 800 low-income families, including approximately 1,800 children each week through our Farm to Family School Pantry program. Weekly distributions are located at eight high-need elementary schools in Sonoma County and one in Lake County.
(Grant period: December 15, 2016 – December 14, 2017)
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs
Thanks to the support of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs, the REFB will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins and wholesome staple foods rich in iron and vitamin C, along with nutrition education, to low-income families with children (0-6) through the Megan Furth Harvest Pantry. This program promotes family well-being while addressing hunger and the diet-related health conditions of obesity and anemia.
(Grant period: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018)
St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund – Emergency Food and Shelter Initiative
Thanks to the support of St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund – Emergency Food and Shelter Initiative, the REFB will provide approximately 25 pounds of nutritious, vitamin-rich, fresh produce and supplemental foods to anyone in need in our community through more than 30 Produce Pantry distributions.
(Grant period: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)