Thanks to the support of the Bethlehem Foundation, the REFB will acquire and distribute fresh produce, staple foods, perishable and non-perishable protein, and prepare and distribute hand-crafted frozen entrées to low-income seniors in Sonoma County through four vital programs within our Senior Security Initiative.
(Grant period: May 3, 2016 – May 2, 2017)
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund
Thanks to the support of the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, the REFB continues to provide a nutritional safety-net to 82,000 low-income people in need of food assistance in Sonoma County.
(Grant period: July 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016)
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)
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 20-25 lbs. of healthy, nutrient-dense, fresh produce and supplemental food items to an estimated 9,700 individuals through our Farm Fresh Produce Pantry program. With 30 distributions located in 9 towns throughout Sonoma County, we provide our most vulnerable neighbors essential nutritional support.
(Grant period: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016)