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 continued generosity from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, the REFB distributes 15.5 million pounds of healthy food, the equivalent of 13.1 million meals, to 82,000 or our neighbors at risk of facing hunger.
(Grant period: January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018)
George H. Sandy Foundation
Thanks to ongoing, dedicated support from the George H. Sandy Foundation, the REFB provides low-income families with children up to 30 pounds of vitamin-rich fresh produce, essential proteins and healthy staple foods during the school year through our School Pantry program. Taking place at nine high-need elementary schools in Sonoma County and one in Lake County, School Pantry provides emergency food assistance directly at school to at-risk children and their families every week.
(Grant period: December 12, 2017 – December 11, 2018)
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 25-30 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, 2018 – December 31, 2018)