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REFB Winter Food & Funds Drive


REFB Winter Food & Funds Drive

The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) – our region’s leader in hunger relief – launched its annual Winter Food and Funds Drive to help the one in six Sonoma County residents struggling with hunger. The Drive runs through January 31, 2015, during which time thousands of Sonoma County businesses and individuals will help end hunger in our community by donating food and funds to the REFB.

“Each month, we provide food assistance to 82,000 children, adults and seniors in Sonoma County,” said REFB Food Drive & Events Coordinator Dalton Wiley. “We rely on our community to donate critical food, money and volunteer time to help our friends and neighbors in need – both during the holidays and throughout the year.” While hunger is year-round for our most vulnerable neighbors, food and money collected during the winter season helps to support ending hunger every day of the year.

During the Winter Food and Funds Drive, orange REFB food donation barrels can be found at the following grocery stores: Safeway, Oliver’s Markets, Walgreens, G&G Supermarkets, Whole Foods Markets and the Grocery Outlet in Santa Rosa. 


How to get involved:

Sonoma County residents can get involved in the following ways:

Make a financial donation. For every one dollar that is donated, the REFB can provide two meals to a neighbor in need. The REFB accepts donations online, by phone, mail or in person at their office located at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Host a Food & Funds Drive. Go to to sign up! Food donations ensure our shelves are stocked for people seeking emergency food assistance and donated funds allow us to purchase nutritious food for families in need.

Volunteer at the REFB. The REFB relies on over 4,000 volunteers each year to pack, sort, deliver and distribute more than 14.5 million pounds of food annually.

Visit our website at – for more information.
Valuable corporate sponsors support our mission to end hunger in Sonoma County. Thank you to the Redwood Credit Union, our premier sponsor of the 2014-2015 Drive, for helping us to ensure that children, families, and seniors receive the food assistance they need.