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Food Connections Market

Food Connections Market is the first grocery store of its kind in the United States. Designed to offer a reliable and affordable source of groceries to our neighbors in need, the Food Connections Market stocks trusted brand name products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and an assortment of quality dairy products, all at competitive prices. Participants in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program and CalFresh are welcome to shop, as well as everyone participating in Medi-Cal and all Redwood Empire Food Bank food distribution programs.

Why Shop Food Connections Market?

  1. Food Connections Market shoppers are provided a robust selection of items, including meat, fresh produce, quality dairy products and shelf stable items.
  2. Food Connections Market customers receive information about Redwood Empire Food Bank programs and referrals to our partner organizations.
  3. Individuals can pick up their Senior Basket, Diabetes Wellness, Groceries to Go and non-cook boxes in the Food Connections Market.
  4. Kitchen Collective meals are offered FREE in the Food Connections Market (stalled due to COVID-19).

Food Connections Market Tour

Watch as Food Connections Market Manager, Roxanne, walks you through the market—showcasing our products. You’ll find trusted brand name products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and an assortment of quality dairy products, all at competitive prices.

When you visit the market, you may pick up 2 complimentary loaves of bread and 5 items from our yellow-highlighted section.

Contact Information and Hours

3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA
From Highway 101, take the Airport Blvd. exit.

Desde la autopista 101, tome la salida Airport Blvd. 

Food Connections Market:
Monday – Friday (Lunes – Viernes)
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday (Sábado) 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(707) 595-6500 | info@refb.org

Food Connections Resource Center:
Monday – Friday (Lunes – Viernes)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(707) 523-7903 | info@refb.org

Food Connections Resource Center

Next door to the Food Connections Market is our Food Connections Resource Center. Anyone in need of food can contact Food Connections to get help navigating the CalFresh application process, obtain free emergency food boxes, and receive information about vital Redwood Empire Food Bank hunger-relief programs and food distribution sites throughout Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties.

Product Selection

The Food Connections Market offers a variety of culturally relevant items, fresh and frozen meat, fresh herbs, sauerkraut and a bounty of seasonal produce. Customers can pick up donated bread and free produce items daily.

Partnerships

Partner organizations can also shop for their clients at the Food Connections Market. They can complete an application to allow for up to two shoppers to represent their organization.

Customers

An average of 30,000 customers access affordable groceries and food resources in our Food Connections Market. Of those, over 900 people rely on the Food Connections Market to pick up their monthly food box.

 


Local Partners

To find a food distribution site near you, please visit getfood.refb.org.

 

This food really stretches my dollar

“I’m so happy to know I can also pick up a box of food and some produce items in addition to my purchases at the Food Connections Market. My bills have been piling up and having access to this food really stretches my dollar.”

—Food Connections Market Customer, Santa Rosa, CA

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