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Help feed others

ST. ANDREW’S FOOD PROGRAM The St. Andrew’s Food Program serves people in Monte Rio and the Russian River area by providing bags of groceries, hot meals and clothing. Volunteers are needed to serve as a shopping assistant to go Tuesday mornings to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and shop for groceries, and helpers are needed to lift boxes and load the truck. Also needed is a food program assistant to sort groceries, along with volunteers to unload unload and sort… Read More »

Sonoma State brings in record haul at food drive

Over the course of one week, the entire SSU campus worked together to raise more than 1800 pounds of non-perishable goods for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, making it the most successful food drive ever by the University. Coordinated by the campus service organization Join Us Making Progress (JUMP), the partnership with the California State University Employee’s Union (CSUEU) helped JUMP collect monetary donations and food, and connect the campus to the cause of relieving poverty locally. “The need for… Read More »

Can Creation at Coddingtown Mall

Think you and your co-workers can turn a mountain of canned food into a work of art? Local businesses are invited to compete in February’s second annual Can Creation benefitting the Redwood Empire Food Bank. February is National Canned Food Month, and at Coddingtown Mall on Feb. 7 teams from local businesses will create sculptures out of the hundreds of cans of food they’ve collected. The creations will be on display in the middle of the mall for two weeks,… Read More »