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REFB Free Summer Lunch for Children

From June 2 through August 8, the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) will be offering 30,000 low-income children a healthy lunch and fun summer activities at 48 “Hunger-Free Summer” sites throughout Sonoma County.

Now in its 11th year, the REFB’s ConAgra Foundation Hunger-Free Summer Program provides a nutritious meal to thousands of children who depend on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, and miss these meals during summer vacation.

When the program was launched in 2004, 20,000 children were eligible. This year the number has risen to 30,000 children. In spite of a better economy, more families at the lower end of the wage scale still struggle to feed their children and families, turning to the REFB for help. 

“There is an increased risk of hunger during summer months when school is out of session. Summer Lunch is the REFB’s direct response to ensure that local children have access to healthy meals. Obtaining a meal is easy. No paperwork or sign up is required, and the program serves any child 18 years of age and under,” explains Itzul Gutierrez, Programs Manager. 

Over a hundred volunteers are needed to help at the 42 lunch sites to serve meals and oversee fun educational activities.  Garden based nutrition activities introduce children to vegetable gardening and the benefits of eating healthy and fresh food. Recreational activities will be offered at some sites. 

To volunteer and learn more about Summer Lunch, contact Vanessa Wallace, REFB Community Programs Coordinator, at 523-7900, ext. 155 or email vwallace@refb.org. Volunteer signup deadline is June 7. 

To find a “Hunger-Free Summer” lunch site, call the 2-1-1 Sonoma County Resource Directory line, the REFB at 523-7900 or visit www.refb.org. Sites and times are subject to change. 

Sites and times are subject to change. To find a site, call 2-1-1, the Sonoma County Resource Directory line, or the Redwood Empire Food Bank, at 523-7900.

REFB Feeding Our Children in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa                                                         

Start      End       Days     Serving Time      Location  

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Apple Valley  2824-A Apple Valley Lane

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-1:00         Bayer Farm  1550 West Ave

9-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Boys & Girls Club of Santa Rosa   1011 Hahman Dr

10-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      8:30-9:00           Boys & Girls Club of Santa Rosa   1011 Hahman Dr

2-Jun     -Aug     M-F      12-12:30            Carrillo Place  200 Cranbrook Way

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00 - 1:00       Catholic Charities  465 A St

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Gray's Meadow  2354 Meadow Way

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-1:00         Knox Presbyterian Church 1650 West 3rd St

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Larkfield Oaks Apartments   524 Airport Blvd.

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Lavell Village 165 Lavell Village Circle

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Monte Vista  1421 Range Ave

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Olive Grove  1945 Zinfandel Ave

2-Jun     18-Jul    M-F      12:05 - 12:35      Sheppard Elementary B&G Club 1777 West Ave

3-Jun     18-Jul    M-F      8:15 - 8:45         Sheppard Elementary B&G Club 1777 West Ave

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:30         So. Park Youth Center 1336 Temple Ave

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Southwest Community Park  1698 Hearn Ave

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00 - 12:30      The Crossings 820 Jennings Ave

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      1:00-2:00           Valley Oak Recreation Center  2600 Northcoast St

7-Jul     25-Jul    M-F      12:30 - 1:00       Salvation Army Santa Rosa  93 Stony Circle

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      1:00-1:30           Leisure MHP 2185 Occidental Rd.

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Amarosa Village 1300 Pebble Creek Dr.

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      11:45-12:45        WingsMap  3644 Airway Dr

3-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      9:00-9:30           WingsMap  same as above

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Cypress 2239 Meda Ave

9-Jun     25-Jul    M-F      12:00-12:30        Taylor Mountain 1210 Bellevue Ave

 

Petaluma                                               

Start      End       Days     Serving Time      Location  

16-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Round Walk Village Boys & Girls Club of Petaluma 745 N. McDowell Blvd.

16-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      12:00 - 1:00       Boys & Girls Club of Petaluma Lucchesi Park    203 Maria Drive                  

17-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      9:00-9:45           Boys & Girls Club of Petaluma Lucchesi Park    203 Maria Drive

16-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Washington Creek  909 Martin Circle

16-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Downtown Apartments B&G Club 35 E. Washington St

16-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      1:00-1:30           Corona Ranch Apts.  B&G Club    990 Ely Rd

16-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Old Elm Village Boys & Girls Club Of Petaluma  2 Sandi Lane

9-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Logan Place   1200 Petaluma Blvd North

10-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      12:00 - 1:00       Miwok Elementary    1010 St. Francis Drive

 

Rohnert Park/Cotati                                            

Start      End       Days     Serving Time      Location 

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Alicia Park   300 Arlen Dr

2-Jun     1-Aug    M-F      12:15 - 1:00       Rohnert Park Boys & Girls Club   7450 Santa Barbara Dr

3-Jun     1-Aug    M-F      8:00 - 8:30         Rohnert Park Boys & Girls Club   7450 Santa Barbara Dr

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:30         Rancho Feliz   6607 Redwood Dr

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Tower Apartments  781 E Cotati Ave

 

Windsor                                    

Start      End       Days     Serving Time      Location  

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Winter Creek Village  421 Winter Creek Ln.

2-Jun     1-Aug    M-F      11:30 - 12:30      Windsor Boys and Girls Club   9640 Brooks Road S

3-Jun     1-Aug    M-F      7:45-8:15           Windsor Boys and Girls Club  9640 Brooks Road S

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Windsor Redwoods 100 Kendall Way

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Windsor Park Apartments  350 Duncan Drive

 

Sonoma                                    

Start      End       Days     Serving Time      Location

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:00-12:30        Springs Village Boys & Girls Club    200 Fuente Lane

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12:30-1:00         Firehouse Apartments  590 Second Street West

16-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      12:30 - 1:30       Valley of the Moon B&G Club      100 W. Verano Ave

17-Jun   8-Aug    M-F      8:00 - 8:30         Valley of the Moon B&G Club      100 W. Verano Ave

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      4:30-5:00           Sonoma Valley Teen Center 17440 Sonoma Highway

 

Guerneville                                

Start      End       Days     Serving Time      Location                                    

2-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      11:45-12:15        Fife Creek Commons 16376 Fifth St

 

Sebastopol                                

Start      End       Days     Serving Time      Location                                    

3-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      11:30-12:00        Castle Child Care 7611 Huntley St

 

Healdsburg                                            

Start      End       Days     Serving Time      Location                             

9-Jun     8-Aug    M-F      12-12:30            Harvest Grove Apartments  293 West Grant St

9-Jun     1-Aug    M-F      11:30 - 12:15      Boys & Girls Club of Healdsburg  555 Piper St

10-Jun   1-Aug    M-F      8:00 - 8:30         Boys & Girls Club of Healdsburg   555 Piper St

 

Cloverdale                                 

9-Jun     1-Aug    M-F      12:15-12:45        Cloverdale Boys & Girls Club  686 S. Cloverdale Blvd

10-Jun   1-Aug    M-F      8:00 - 8:30         Cloverdale Boys & Girls Club  686 S. Cloverdale Blvd

2-Jun     1-Aug    M-F      12:00 - 12:30      Geyserville Elementary B&G Club 21485 Geyserville ave

3-Jun     1-Aug    M-F      8:00 - 8:30         Geyserville Elementary B&G Club 21485 Geyserville ave

Redwood Empire Food Bank Sonoma County

About the Redwood Empire Food Bank

The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California from Sonoma County to the Oregon border. Since 1987, the REFB has fed hungry people, currently serving 78,000 children, families and seniors each month in Sonoma County, while striving to end hunger in our community.  The REFB collaborates with local and regional partners to obtain and distribute over 13 million pounds of food annually, the equivalent of 29,800 meals every day.  It is also the primary source for hunger relief agencies in Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Visit www.refb.org or call 707-523-7900 to learn more.

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