The REFB’s Kitchen Collective has not merely increased food access, but improved nutritional intake. Many low-income seniors struggling with food insecurity face decreased mobility and physical and mental disabilities, which can inhibit preparing home cooked meals. Low-income working families often have more than one low-wage job, leaving little time to prepare a nutritious meal. Poverty, time constraints, and fatigue create barriers to eating healthy. The Kitchen Collective program removes these barriers.
Currently, we cook, package, freeze and distribute 4,000 entrées per month to more than 600 low-income seniors and more than 250 low-income families.
How You Can Help
The distribution of hand-crafted entrées, created by blending simple, fresh donated ingredients, contributes to a thriving, food secure community. By donating to the Kitchen Collective program, you are supporting a vision of a healthier and more hopeful Sonoma County.