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Who Is Helping

2016 Empty Bowls Sponsors

Priceless Bowl Sponsors: Bodean Company; The Heck Foundation
Bodean Company The Heck Foundation

Platinum Bowl Sponsor: Wright Contracting
Wright Contracting

Gold Bowl Sponsors: Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery; First Community Bank; Friedman’s Home Improvement; Luther Burbank Savings; Oliver’s Markets; Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, Attorneys At Law
First Community Bank Friedman's Home Improvement Luther Burbank Savings Oliver's Market

Silver Bowl Sponsors: BPM; Exchange Bank; Mercedes-Benz of Santa Rosa; Kaiser Permanente; Spaulding, McCullough & Tansil, LLP, Attorneys At Law; St. Joseph Health; Keysight; Spring Lake Village
Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. Exchange Bank Mercedes-Benz Santa Rosa Kaiser Permanente Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
St. Joseph Health Keysight Technologies Spring Lake Village

In-Kind Donors: Asien's Appliance; Batacha Latin Band; Bruno's on Fourth;Carneros Caves; Constellation Brands; Encore Events; Gatti Nursery; Lagunitas Brewing Company; Robert Mondavi Winery; Simi Winery; Wild Horse Winery

Supporting Sponsor: Treasury Wine Estates

2015-2016 Annual Winter Food & Funds Drive Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: Redwood Credit Union

Champion Sponsors: Exchange Bank, G&C Auto Body, Kaiser, Perry Johnson Anderson Miller & Moskowitz LLP, Ramey Wine Cellars, SCAN Health Plan

Partner Sponsors: Abbey Weitzenberg Warren & Emery, Great Clips, Moss Adams, Sitzmann Morris & Lavis Inc., Sonoma Clean Power, Sonoma Produce Marketing, St. Joseph Health System, TLCD Architecture, ZFA Structural Engineers

Supporting Sponsors: Andy's Produce, Bradley Real Estate, Westamerica Bank

Distributors: This holiday season, The Press Democrat and the Argus Courier will distribute 42,500 holiday bags to their subscribers early November. You can request bags to fill up from Carolynn Pallo, Community & Special Events Coordinator, cpallo@refb.orgg or call 707-523-7900, ext 114.

Food and Funds Drive poster

Annual Food & Funds Drive Poster

Accent Printing & Design, Santa Rosa, sponsored the printing of 1,000 11" x 17" posters used by community Food Drive hosts throughout Sonoma County. A PDF of the poster is on our Food & Funds Drive Tool Kit page.

Food Collection Barrel Hosting Store Partners

Partner logos


  • are individuals or businesses that provide space or produce an event
  • agree to support a particular event or activity
  • receive recognition based upon the level of partnership

Contact: Community & Special Events Coordinator

Carolynn Pallo
707-523-7900 ext. 114

Major Food Donors

sponsor logos

Major Food Donors

  • are businesses that provide food products
  • agree to give food products that enhance food distributions
  • receive benefits based upon the number of pounds

Contact: Procurement Coordinator

Don Lindsay
707-523-7900 ext. 112

Major Food Donors give over 1.3 million pounds of food each year!

The REFB acquires and distributes over 14 million pounds of food annually. The majority of donated food received comes from regional and national manufacturers, retailers, and farmers through our affiliation with other food banks and Feeding America.

About 15% of the food distributed is donated by individuals through local food drives and by local businesses.

La Tortilla Factory is our largest local donor, donating over 400,000 pounds of food last year.

The following local donors donated over 50,000 pounds or more of food in 2010-2011:

Major Food Donors 50,000+ Pounds

Amy's Kitchen, Inc.
Bimbo's Bakeries USA, Inc.
Clover Stornetta Farms
The Coca-Cola Company
Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc.
Kraft Foods, Inc.
La Tortilla Factory
Oroweat, Cotati
Oroweat, Santa Rosa
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
Scully Packing Company LLC

Additional Local and National Food Donors

Allegra Pasta   Grapevine Trading   Roseland Elementary School
Andy's Market   Grocery Outlet   Safeway
Barbara's Bakery   Heinz North America   Smucker’s
Bloom’s Wholesale Nursery   Humberto Castaneda   Strauss Family Creamery
Buchanan Food Service   Kellogg’s   Sur La Table
ConAgra Foods   Kimberley Clark   Target, Rohnert Park
Costeaux French Bakery, Healdsburg   Lucky Supermarkets   Target, Santa Rosa
Dale Cox   Nestlé   Traditional Medicinals
The Dannon Company, Inc.   North Coast Fisheries   Tropicana Products, Inc.
Del Monte Meat Company   NuCal Foods, Inc.   Unilever
FoodMaxx   Nutrisystem, Inc.   Wallaby Yogurt Company
Franco American Bakery   Ocean Spray   Walmart, Rohnert Park
Frito-Lay   PepsiCo, Inc.   Walmart, Windsor
FTS   Procter & Gamble   WhiteWave Foods Company
G&G Supermarkets   Quaker Oats Company   Whole Foods - Coddingtown
General Mills   Rock Island Food Company