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Groceries to Go

Government commodities AND fresh produce, bread, and shelf-stable groceries from the REFB.

Senior Basket

35-40 lb. box of staple food items and a variety of fresh produce.

Produce Pantry

Fresh fruits and vegetables, supplemented by healthy staple groceries.

Diabetic

A program supporting people diabetes (must enroll first, information below).

      Need help right now?

      If you need help finding resources, please contact our Food Connections Office at (707) 523-7903. We also have boxes of emergency food at our location (3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403).

      Our goal is to ensure that every senior in our community has enough healthy food to live a healthy, independent life.

      Seniors qualify for our Senior Basket program, which offers a 35-40 lb. box of staple food items and a variety of fresh produce once a month. We have 83 distribution sites throughout our service region. To sign up, contact Food Connections (at (707) 523-7903 | info@refb.org) to learn where you can pick up the monthly food box. You will be able to apply on site by providing your ID and self certifying your income. Please refer to our income guidelines.

      Distribution Sites in Your Neighborhood

      Through our Produce Pantry and Groceries to Go programs, we distribute fresh produce and groceries throughout the Redwood Empire. You do not need to do or bring anything to receive food.

      See our search tool for distribution sites in your neighborhood.

      Through our Produce Pantry and Groceries to Go programs, we distribute fresh produce and groceries throughout the Redwood Empire. You do not need to do or bring anything to receive food, but please bring bags.

      See our search tool for distribution sites in your neighborhood.

      We offer three programs for children specifically, which vary by time of year. Afterschool Café offers kids a nutritious snack or supper each day after the school day. School Pantry distributes fresh produce and nutritious groceries weekly at high-need schools.  These are provided for students at these specific schools.

      During the Summer, Summer Lunch offers children hot and healthy meals five days a week during the summer break. This is open to all children.

       

      Distribution Sites in Your Neighborhood

      Through our Produce Pantry and Groceries to Go programs, we distribute fresh produce and groceries throughout the Redwood Empire. You do not need to do or bring anything to receive food, but please bring bags.

       

      See our search tool for distribution sites in your neighborhood.

      CalFresh

      CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program which helps individuals and families purchase healthy foods. CalFresh benefits are issued on an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card – like an ATM card. You can use your EBT card at most grocery stores, like the Food Connections Market, neighborhood stores, and farmer’s markets. The Sonoma County CalFresh monthly benefit average is $200 a month.

      At our Food Connections office, we can help you apply for CalFresh. Find more information about CalFresh here.

      We will need your identification, Social Security numbers, and income verification. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)  you may now qualify for CalFresh!

      What You Need to Know

      Produce Pantry

      This is an REFB program, and you do not need to do or bring anything to receive food (though you do need bags).

      Groceries to Go

      To receive government commodities through Groceries to Go, you must self-verify your income to ensure it is within the income guidelines established by the State of California. This means that you will need to tell us that you fit into the income guidelines, but you do not need to show proof of income or identification. Please note, if you would like to pick up for someone else, the Alternate Pick Up Request Form is required (en Español).

      Senior Basket

      Seniors qualify for our Senior Basket program, which offers a 35-40 lb. box of staple food items and a variety of fresh produce once a month. We have 83 distribution sites throughout our service region. To sign up, contact Food Connections (at (707) 523-7903 | info@refb.org) to learn where you can pick up the monthly food box. You will be able to apply on site by providing your ID and self certifying your income. Please refer to our income guidelines.

      Diabetes Wellness

      Our Diabetes Wellness program supports low-income adults living with diabetes with healthy foods, nutrition education, and connections to community clinics. To enroll, you will need to fill out our Diabetes Wellness program enrollment form and your clinician will need to email it to us. After we receive your form our team will contact you in a couple weeks to find a site you can regular pick up the food box and groceries.

      CalFresh

      CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program which helps individuals and families purchase healthy foods. CalFresh benefits are issued on an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card – like an ATM card. You can use your EBT card at most grocery stores, like the Food Connections Market, neighborhood stores, and farmer’s markets. The Sonoma County CalFresh monthly benefit average is $200 a month.

      At our Food Connections office, we can help you apply for CalFresh. Find more information about CalFresh here.

      We will need your identification, Social Security numbers, and income verification. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)  you may now qualify for CalFresh!

      Visit us at the Redwood Empire Food Bank
      3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
      From Highway 101, take the Airport Blvd. exit.
      Desde la autopista 101, tome la salida Airport Blvd

      Monday-Friday | Lunes-Viernes
      9:00 am – 5:30 pm
      Or by Appointment | O por Cita
      (707) 523-7903 | info@refb.org

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