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Bin full of donated food items

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 150 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.
Young boy doing a food drive and holding up a sticker that says "i helped end hunger and so can you"
Bin full of donated food items

Our Most Needed Items

  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Oats
  • Dry Beans
  • Low Sugar Cereal
Barrel 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 at our warehouse?

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

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:
  1. Oliver’s Market – Cotati
    546 E Cotati Ave, Cotati, CA 94931
  2. Oliver’s Market – Montecito
    560 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
  3. Oliver’s Market – Stony Point
    461 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  4. Oliver’s Market – Windsor
    9230 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492
Whole Foods Market:
  1. Whole Foods Market – Yulupa
    1181 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
  2. Whole Foods Market – Petaluma
    621 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952
  3. Whole Foods Market – Sebastopol
    6910 McKinley St, Sebastopol, CA 95472
  4. Whole Foods Market – Coddingtown
    390 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  5. Whole Foods Market – Sonoma
    201 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476
Grocery Outlet:
  1. Grocery Outlet – Santa Rosa:
    1116 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

For more information, please email

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

Mother and daughter, both food recipients, smiling