We’re excited to announce the opening of the REFB Value Market - the first of its kind in the United States. Designed to offer a reliable and affordable source of groceries to those who need it most, the Value Market stocks brand name products, fresh fruit and vegetables and an assortment of dairy products for customers to shop from. Participants of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program and CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) are welcome, as well as those participating in Medi-Cal as well as all REFB food distribution programs. Click here for more information.
The Value Market will be in operation 7 days a week from 10:30AM to 6:30PM, excluding holidays. Ample parking is available at the Redwood Empire Food Bank location, 3990 Brickway Boulevard in Santa Rosa. The market is also accessible via Route 62 of Sonoma County Transit.
Range to Table
Initiated by local beef ranchers, our Range to Table donation program puts wholesome meat on the tables of low-income families, senior citizens and others who would otherwise not have access to this valuable source of protein. You can participate in this innovate program by donating a calf or cow by calling Cheryl La Franchi at Oak Ridge Angus Ranch for more information at 707-942-1475. If you wish to help to fund the cost of feeding a calf, click here to make a cash donation. Please indicate your wish to donate to Range to Table.
(Photo): Morgan C. Smith, RN, PHN, CNS, Diabetes Wellness Project Lead. Morgan completed his RN and MS work at UCSF.
Together on Diabetes
In 2011, the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) marked World Diabetes Day by announcing an $800,000 grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to help communities and populations disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes.
The grant enables the REFB to provide clients with a steady source of nutritious food appropriate for clients with type 2 diabetes. Along with the non-perishable food and fresh produce, educational materials will be provided to encourage and assist clients in the management of their diabetes through healthy eating. Read the REFB’s press release in English and Spanish here.
For more information about the REFB’s
Diabetes Wellness Project, click here.