When protein is one of the most expensive items on the plate, many low-income families, seniors, and individuals go without. To combat this issue, the Range to Table program was established in 2012 in collaboration with Frank Mongini, Cheryl LaFranchi, and Stephanie Larson. This program gives locally raised protein to those facing food insecurity. Through Range to Table, Sonoma County cattle ranchers supply a steady source of protein for our neighbors in need by donating locally raised beef to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
How It Works
Donors purchase the livestock and cover the costs of raising the animal as well as slaughter/harvest. In return, the Redwood Empire Food Bank covers cut & wrapping fees at Sonoma County Meat Co. The Redwood Empire Food Bank then distributes the packaged product to participants and partner organizations.
How To Become a Food Donor
Reduce food waste, save costs, generate corporate goodwill, and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors facing food insecurity. For more information about how to become a food donor, please call the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Food Sourcing Manager, Rachel Manning, at (707) 523-7900 ext. 112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank sincerely thanks all major food donors who share our commitment to ending hunger in our community.