When the MFHP was initiated in 2004, rates of childhood iron deficiency anemia in Sonoma County were some of the highest in the state. Since then, the program has specifically addressed family well-being and the diet-related health conditions of obesity and anemia. With increased access to vitamin-rich foods and health education, the REFB is removing barriers standing between families and nutrition to ensure children grow up strong.
The Megan Furth Harvest Pantry serves an average of 342 pre-school children a week in low-income neighborhoods throughout Sonoma County, supporting an average of 386 families in our community.
How You Can Help
Providing access to fresh, healthy foods with nutrition education helps cultivate a healthier community. With your generous support of the MFHP, we can expand access to nutritious food in Sonoma County, and ensure all of our neighbors have the opportunity to thrive.