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How to Help Redwood Empire Food Bank


How to Help Redwood Empire Food Bank


The REFB is the largest food bank serving the North Coast of California from Petaluma to Oregon. Established in 1987, the Redwood Empire Food Bank is at the forefront of hunger-relief efforts in northern California. We serve 82,000 people each month – primarily children and seniors – and distribute enough food for over 12 million meals through our innovative programming and our extensive network of 178 food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partner organizations. We are forward thinkers who encourage innovation in our work. The REFB also is a primary resource for food pantries and other hunger relief agencies in Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

Our newest program is the “Food Connections” office, where people can apply for CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) in a friendly environment. We will be focusing on senior and children’s benefits, connecting undocumented families with children who are US citizens, and helping increase seniors benefit amounts. If you want to volunteer to help, please call Gail Atkins at (707) 523-7900 ext.119 or email her at


How to Help:

  • Connect friends and neighbors to food resources. Call (707)523-7900 and ask for help with food.
  • Volunteer at the warehouse in Santa Rosa. Sign up online at
  • Organize and host your own food/funds drive with help and supplies from REFB
  • Organize donations at your workplace by contacting Dalton Wiley at or by calling 707.523.7900 ext. 114.
  • Donate online at, and pay by credit card.
  • Schedule a monthly giving through an automatic withdrawal from your checking account or credit card by calling (707) 523-7900.


Contact Info:

3990 Brickway Boulevard

Santa Rosa California 95403

Phone 707.523.7900

Fax 707.523.7901

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Value Market Shopping Hours (an income-qualified non-profit grocery store):

Monday thru Saturday, 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM