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Donate Food

With a donation of food, you are helping us keep our warehouse shelves stocked with non-perishable staple groceries for distribution through our programs and 170 partner organizations.

How to Donate Food

There are a couple of ways to get food to the Redwood Empire Food Bank:

  1. Bring food donations directly to the Redwood Empire Food Bank at 3990 Brickway Blvd. in Santa Rosa (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm), or
  2. Bring food donations to one of our many barrel sites. See below for locations.

Our Most Needed Items

Tuna and Canned Meat
Peanut Butter
Canned Soups, Stews, and Chili
Rice and Dry Beans
Cereal
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
High Protein Granola Bars
Trail Mix or Nuts

Guidelines
No glass
No perishable items
No open items
No homemade items
No items past their “Use before” date

Did you know we accept perishable items?

Do you have a fruit tree in your yard that produces too much fruit for you to consume yourself? How about tomatoes or zucchinis? You can donate your homegrown items to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and benefit your neighbors facing hunger. Produce can come in bags or boxes for ease of transport and must be delivered directly to 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA.

For questions, please email fooddonations@refb.org.

Find a Barrel

Food donations can be dropped off at the Redwood Empire Food Bank at 3990 Brickway Blvd., in Santa Rosa, or at one of the barrel locations listed below.

Oliver’s Market:
Oliver’s Market – Cotati
546 E Cotati Ave, Cotati, CA 94931

Oliver’s Market – Montecito
560 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Oliver’s Market – Stony Point
461 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Oliver’s Market – Windsor
9230 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492

Whole Foods Market:
Whole Foods Market – Yulupa
1181 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Whole Foods Market – Petaluma
621 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952

Whole Foods Market – Sebastopol
6910 McKinley St, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Whole Foods Market – Coddingtown
390 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Whole Foods Market – Sonoma
201 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Grocery Outlet:
Grocery Outlet – Santa Rosa:
1116 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

For more information, please contact Devin Murray at dmurray@refb.org.

Interested in Hosting a Barrel?

Come to our location at 3990 Brickway Blvd. to pick up a barrel or have one dropped off at your location of choice. When your barrel is nearly full, call us at (707) 523-7900 to schedule a pickup.  Anyone can host a barrel, from businesses to schools to apartment complexes.

Thinking about food all the time

“Do you know what it’s like to think about food all the time? Now imagine my babies. They shouldn’t have to feel that pain in their tummy because their mom doesn’t have a job. There is no reason for any child to suffer from hunger. You and your team are helping stop that. If I could hug you I would. You and your team are amazing. Thank you, you are helping out more than you know.”
 
—Parent at a school site in Santa Rosa, CA

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