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Redwood Empire Food Bank selected as Chick-fil-A ‘True Inspiration Awards’ finalist

Redwood Empire Food Bank has been named a regional finalist for the 2023 Chick-fil-A “True Inspiration Awards,” a competitive grant program that distributes $5 million to innovative nonprofit organizations across the country each year. Nominated by Chick-fil-A Rohnert Park, the Redwood Empire Food Bank was chosen as one of five finalists in the west region from over 2,400 applicants nationwide. Each of the finalists will now enter a public vote on the Chick-fil-A One app for the chance to win up to $200,000 in support.

Voting runs September 1-24, and you are able to vote once during the voting window.


1)      Download the Chick-fil-A One app
2)      Sign in or create an Account
3)      Select ‘Rewards’ at the bottom of the screen
4)      Select ‘News’ on the top left of the screen
5)      Click the 'Vote Now' button
6)      Select the ‘West’ region
7)      Cast your vote for the Redwood Empire Food Bank

Funding from a True Inspiration Awards grant would go to support the operation of the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s School Pantry program, which provides weekly provisions of nutritious food to thousands of families with children attending high-need schools in Sonoma County.

"I chose to nominate Redwood Empire Food Bank for this award because it's evident to me that they care," said Jas Bains, Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Rohnert Park. "I believe they align with all four of Chick-fil-A's Corporate Social Responsibility priorities and it excites me to think about a future where we can partner with them and together care.”

September is also Hunger Action Month, so in addition to voting you can take action by participating in a special Food Drive at Chick-fil-A Rohnert Park on Saturday, September 24th from 4-7pm. Bring two whole grain food items to donate and receive a FREE original Chick-fil-A sandwich.* Suggested items for donation include low sugar cereal, granola bars, oats and brown rice.

Please feel free to share with your family and friends. Every vote helps the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s chances of receiving the full $200,000 award and making a greater impact for those facing hunger in our community. Thank you for your support!

*Limit one free original Chick-fil-A sandwich per person. Redeemable at Chick-fil-A Rohnert Park only. Must be redeemed on 9/24/22 by Dine-in or Carry Out. Offer is not available through Mobile, Drive-Thru or Delivery.