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					                    FOOD & FUNDS DRIVE MANUAL
                                                                      Manual also available online at www.refb.org




                                                                            78,000 people are hungry in Sonoma
                                                                            County each month:
                                                                            Low-income working families, seniors, the disabled, the
                                                                            homeless, the ill – and 30,000 children. Your donation helps
                                                                            our neighbors in need maintain dignity and avoid the terrible
                                                                            emotional and physical suffering that hunger and food
                                                                            insecurity can cause.

                                                                            FOOD donations enable us to:
                                                                               n    Distribute more than 12 million pounds of food this year —
                                                                                    the equivalent of 9.9 million meals, or over 27,000 meals
                                                                                    every day.
                                                                               n    Help keep our shelves stocked all year long.

                                                                            MONEY donations enable us to:
                                                                               n    Keep our trucks running to pick up and distribute food.
                                                                               n    Acquire more produce, now 46.5% of the food we
                                                                                    distribute.


                                                                                                                         KIT CONTENTS
                                                                            Drive GuiDelines – Please Read First ........................................................ 1
                                                                            Why have a Drive? ..............................................................................................2
          WE SPEND                FOOD DISTRIBUTED                          3 easy steps ............................................................................................................... 3
                                                                            aDvertise! promote! ............................................................................................4
                                                                            set hiGh Goals......................................................................................................... 5
                                                                            Donate money ......................................................................................................6
                       Contact:                                             Celebrate your Drive ..............................................................................................7
                      Billy Bartz,
            Food Drive & Events Coordinator                                 reFb Forms & materials (in back of Manual)
        707-523-7900, ext. 27 or wbartz@refb.org
                                                                               Shopping Guide — 4-up forms listing most-needed foods
          Redwood Empire Food Bank
   3320 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
                                                                               Food Drive Sign — 81⁄2" x 11" sign for posting and handouts
       T: 707-523-7900 F: 707-523-7901                                         Fact Sheet — key facts about the Redwood Empire Food Bank
                   www.refb.org
                                                                               How to Volunteer — have fun and help others at the same time
             An affiliate of Feeding America
  The Redwood Empire Food Bank is a registered charity and
contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.


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                               Drive Guidelines
                               Please Read Before You Get Started

        Welcome and thank you for your interest in hosting a Food and Funds Drive!
        We do everything possible to insure that you have an easy, fun and successful Drive.
        With our warehouse distributing more than 12 million pounds of food this year, Guidelines
        enable us to meet your needs while making sure our food reaches those counting on it.
        November and December are our busiest months so we appreciate your adhering
        to the Guidelines when possible.

        n   For New Orders: please call 3 to 4 days in advance to place an order and plan
            your drive — especially in November and December, our busiest months.

        n   New for 2010 - For Replacement or Final Barrel Pickups: In an effort to save fuel,
            the REFB will only pick up barrels that are ¾ of the way full. Please call at least 2 days
            in advance to schedule a barrel pick-up or replacement. (If your drive collects less than ¾
            of a barrel, please deliver the barrel and donations to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.)

        n   Delivery Schedule: Food barrel, box and bag deliveries are coordinated with
            our food distribution delivery schedule in these areas: Healdsburg, Windsor,
            Guerneville, Sebastopol, Forestville, Monte Rio, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park,
            Cotati, Petaluma and Cloverdale.
               • Special arrangements can be made for areas not listed (areas outside of
                  Sonoma County are not available).
               • Driver will deliver your barrel, box or bags to the main entrance or lobby
                  unless otherwise requested.
               • No Saturday or Sunday visits, unless special arrangements are made.
               • Delivery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

        n   REFB Barrels: Our heavy cardboard barrels measure 3’ tall x 2’ diameter. Other food
            drive containers to order are:
                • Holiday Grocery Bags: Minimum delivered with 1 or more barrels: one tied
                  bundle of 25.
                • Food Boxes: Bundled in 25’s.
            See page 3 for more information.

        n   Food donations in boxes/bags: We can pick up food donations in excess of 100 lbs —
            we need to know how many boxes/bags and the sizes.

        n   Send money separately — do not put into a barrel for pick up or give to the Driver.

        n   The REFB is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on all
            major holidays.
                                              Thank You!

                                                         3320 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
                                                         T: 707-523-7900 F: 707-523-7901 www.refb.org
                                                         An affiliate of Feeding America
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                                       Why Have a Drive?
                                       Because no one is out of hunger’s reach.

                                       Each month 78,000 of our Sonoma County neighbors — children, seniors, the
                                       disabled, the homeless, the ill and working families — come to food distributions
                                       throughout Sonoma County seeking supplemental groceries that will help them
                                       make it through the month. With the high cost of living, the current economic
                                       climate, and cut-backs in government assistance programs, hunger will continue
                                       to rise.
                                       Who is Hungry? Of the 78,000 people we serve each month, 30,000 are
                                       children.
                                       Recipients:
                                          n struggle to pay the rent and feed their families.

                                          n sometimes go to bed hungry.

                                          n 61% live at or below the federal poverty level.



                                       County-Wide Food Distribution
                                       The REFB is an affiliate of Feeding America, the Nation’s Food Bank Network,
                                       and is Sonoma County’s largest hunger-relief organization. We acquire and dis-
                                       tribute food to people in need county-wide through a network of 147 member
                                       organizations, including most of the pantries, shelters, dining rooms, group
                                       homes, senior programs, youth programs that serve low-income people, and our
                                       own programs.
                                          • A Child’s Portion: provides nutritious food for 2–6 year olds.
                                          • Snacks for Kids: provides after-school nutritious snacks.
                                          • The Megan Furth Harvest Pantry: distributes fruits and vegetables to children
                                            under 5 years of age and educates parents about anemia and nutrition.
                                          • Summer Hunger Lunch Initiative: provides children with healthy lunches when
                                            school is not in session.
                                          • Backpack Program: sends children home for the weekend with healthy food.
                                          • Supplemental Food Program: offers a 30-40 lb box of food to pre-school
                                            children under 6 years old and seniors aged 60 and over.
                                          • Senior Brown Bag: groceries for low-income seniors.
                                          • Senior Diabetes Program: food and health education for the specific
                                            nutritional needs of diabetic seniors.
                                          • Community Pantry Network: weekly groceries for low-income families
                                            and individuals.
                                          • Emergency Food Assistance Program: government commodities and
                                            donated food for all people.
    WE SPEND        FOOD DISTRIBUTED
                                          • Produce Program: provides nutritious produce
   Through your financial support,
   we can distribute over 12 million
           pounds of food.



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                            3 Easy Steps
                            To a Successful Food & Funds Drive!

                            We want your Food & Funds Drive to be easy so we provide the coordination
                            assistance, plus the support material listed below. NOTE: We cannot provide any
                            material other than what is listed here because of limited time and resources.

               1            PLAN: Plan your project with our Food Drive & Events Coordinator, Billy Bartz
                            at (707-523-7900, x 27), or if Billy is not available, call Holly Silva at extension
                            17. Once you have all your materials, your Drive is underway!
                            n   BARRELS — a barrel measures 3' tall by 2' in diameter; our wrap includes REFB’s phone number and
                                address. Display in high traffic areas. The number of barrels depends on your need. ORDER ITEM
                            n   HOLIDAY GROCERY BAGS — our bags are the size of a typical grocery bag and are printed with
                                Food Bank information. Give one to each Food Drive participant! (Available from November to
                                January. Supply is limited — first come, first serve.) Minimum delivery with 1 or more barrels: one
                                tied bundle of 25. ORDER ITEM
                            n   FOOD BOXES — our pre-assembled white boxes (14"L x 12"H x 10"W) are perfect for a small space.
                                One tied bundle of 25. ORDER ITEM
                            n   FOOD SHOPPING GUIDE — our 81⁄2" x 11" sheet has four 4 1⁄4" x 5 1⁄2" shopping guides
                                that can be copied, cut and handed out. Each guide lists the “center of plate” foods
                                that are most needed. Handy to take along to the food store. BACK OF MANUAL
                            n   DONATION ENVELOPES — our 31⁄2" x 5" donation envelopes make it easy for people to give a finan-
                                cial donation, which many people prefer. To track the financial donations from your Drive, the
                                donor simply writes the name of your Drive on the outside of the envelope. Financial donations are
                                important because for every $1 we spend, we are able to distribute $4 worth of
                                food! Ten envelopes are included in our mailed kit package. ORDER ITEM
                                                                                                                     WE SPEND   FOOD DISTRIBUTED

                            n   FOOD DRIVE SIGN — post our 81⁄2" x 11" sign near your food deposit area and
                                on bulletin boards to announce and remind people of your Drive. BACK OF MANUAL
                            n   FACT SHEET — our 81⁄2" x 11" sheet gives basic information about the Food Bank that you
                                can use to post or as a handout. BACK OF MANUAL
                            n   COUNTER TOP DONATION CAN — Supply is limited — first come, first serve. ORDER ITEM


               2            BARREL DELIVERY & PICKUP: When your barrel(s) is 3⁄4 full, call the REFB
                            to have the full one(s) picked up and a replacement(s) delivered (if wanted) as
                            many times as needed. We will let you know the approximate date and time our
                            driver will be at your site. We weigh each barrel so you know how much food you
                            have donated.

               3            FOOD DRIVE ENDS: The REFB makes your final barrel pickup and calculates
                            the total weight of the food donated. Your financial donations are also received
                            and tallied. You will receive a thank you letter stating the results of your Drive
                            to share with your participants. When we have the name/address of an individual
                            donor, we send a separate thank you note to that person as well.

        IT’S THAT SIMPLE!   We encourage you to take photos of your Drive for our website and newsletter!
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        Advertise & Promote
        CHECK LIST

        Create a challenge for participants
        ✔    Set clear goals and make sure everyone understands the Drive and how
             they can donate.
        ✔	   Brainstorm promotional ideas to help meet goals.
        ✔	   Have a Drive Kick-Off with all participants to make sure everyone knows
             	

             your goals.
        ✔	   	 se email to send goal reminders and let everyone know how close the goal is.
             U
        ✔	   E
             	 ncourage everyone to visit our website: www.refb.org to learn about hunger.


        ✔	   Deposit food in barrel(s) — a donation a day keeps hunger away!
        ✔	   	 ut barrels in visible places — near office doorways, lobbies, cafeteria, lobby,
             P
             elevators.
        ✔	   Post a chart with your progress in a prominent place.
        ✔	   Give a REFB Holiday Grocery Bag to everyone to fill up. (Available November
             	

             to January — supplies limited.)
        ✔	   H
             	 ave a theme — decorate your barrels (barrels are used again so decorations

             must be easily removable).
        ✔	   Use colored paper to draw attention to the Food & Funds Drive material
             	

             you distribute — include a lollipop or chocolate kiss.


                                                   Publicize that financial donations are tax-deductible.
                                               ✔				


                                                   Make financial donations using our Donation Envelope.
                                               ✔				

                 WE SPEND   FOOD DISTRIBUTED
                                                   Donate online through our website: www.refb.org.
                                               ✔				




        Use our Drive materials!
        ✔	   Food Drive Sign: Post our 81⁄2" x 11" sign near your food deposit area
             	

             and on bulletin boards to announce and remind people of your Drive.
        ✔	   Fact Sheet: Our 81⁄2" x 11" sheet gives key facts about the Redwood Empire
             Food bank that is a perfect handout.
        ✔	   Shopping Guide: Copy this 4-up form and cut out the small guide for people
             to refer to when they shop — and enlarge one guide and post for all to see.
        ✔	   Volunteer Sheet: Copy and distribute this 81⁄2" x 11" sheet to encourage
             people to volunteer at the food bank during your Drive. Post in a visible place.



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        Set High Goals
        For Financial and Food Donations!

        Setting a target makes your Drive more effective. First decide if you will raise
        money, food or both.
        n   Set a separate financial — AND — food goal.
        n   Make your goals easy to understand and realistic.
        n   Goals can be as simple as collecting a certain number of bags of groceries.
        n   If you have done a Drive before, a new goal could be to increase the amount
            of food and money donated.
        n   Choose a physical target — such as to fill an executive’s office or a certain
            number of barrels.
        n   Mark your progress — thermometer, tally board, daily e-mail updates.
        n   Many organizations set a goal of 15 pounds per person — or a certain number
            full of barrels — or a monetary goal. As each person achieves the goal, they
            could be awarded a company T-shirt or certificate of appreciation.
        n   Make your Drive last as long as possible to get maximum results.
        n   Create your goals around a theme (see Celebrate Your Drive on page 7).
        n   Brainstorm promotional ideas to help put your goals in place.
        n   Use emails to send goal reminders and let everyone know how close you are
            to your goal.
        n   Match employee dollar donations — many companies match their employees’
            dollar donations.

        Get management involved!
        If you work for a corporation, hospital or school organization, you will want
        to gain the support and enthusiasm of your management team. Their example
        greatly motivates people to participate.
        n   Start At The Top: Ask executive management to join your Drive.
        n   Leader Challenge: Encourage executives to send letters, e-mail or voice mail
            messages showing their support for your Drive. Be sure to solicit auction prizes
            from them — such as tickets to a movie, or a certificate to a restaurant or spa.
        n   Match Employee Donations: Employees will feel they are making an even
            greater impact if the company matches their contribution — such as $1 for
            each pound of food raised, a turkey for each barrel of food, or $1 for every
            $1 raised.
        n   Executives Set an Example: To encourage food and financial donations.
        n   Volunteering: Arrange time for executives and employees to volunteer at the
            Food Bank.

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                                        Donate Money
        WE SPEND     FOOD DISTRIBUTED   Financial Donations Are as Critical as Food

                                        5 easy ways to contribute financially
                                        1 – ONLINE: The fastest and easiest way to donate is online at www.refb.org (look
                                            for “How You Can Help” on our home page). Remember to give us the name
                                            of the firm/office to credit the contribution to your Drive.
    For organizational efficiency,
       the REFB received the            2 – DONATION ENVELOPE: 10 envelopes are provided in the Kit; additional enve-
           highest rating                   lopes can be ordered. The donor should write the individual name and name
           — Four Stars —                   of the office/firm on the envelope to ensure donations are credited correctly.
      from Charity Navigator,
     America’s premier indepen-         3 – OFFICE/FIRM MATCHING: An office/firm can match donations made by
       dent charity evaluator.
                                            individuals.
       Almost 97% of REFB
      resources go directly             4 – OFFICE/FIRM DONATION: An office/firm can make their own contribution.
       towards feeding the
    hungry of Sonoma County.            5 – MONEY BOX: Set up a cash and check collection container in high-traffic areas
                                            such as the lunch room — making it easy for people to give. Put a tally on
                                            front of the container to show how much has been raised. Have your office/
                                            firm also match funds raised through the container.
                                            • Put our $ Counter Card flyer next to the Money Box to attract donors.

                                        Handling and submitting financial donations
                                        n   For tax and record keeping purposes, encourage check donations rather
                                            than cash.
                                        n   For checks, remind donors to write the name of your organization on the
                                            “notes” line of the check.
                                        n   Before submitting to the REFB, verify all donations and record pertinent
                                            information. Keep copies of checks for your file.
                                        n   The REFB will track all contributions and provide receipts as quickly as possible.
                                        n   Each donor will receive a receipt if we receive their complete name, address
                                            and donation amount.
                                        n   Many organizations have a Matching Gift Program. You will need to consult
                                            with the appropriate person in your organization to see if such a program
                                            exists. When making a contribution that qualifies to be matched, be sure to
                                            enclose the paperwork required by your organization along with the gift.



                                            NOTE: Due to the high volume of donations during the holiday season, we are unable to
                                            provide individual receipts for each donor on the day that money is delivered to the Food
                                            Bank. Each donor who gives will receive a donation receipt by mail as long as the Food
                                            Bank receives their name, complete address, and donation amount. For more information
                                            about individual receipts, please contact Holly Silva, Administration Coordinator, at our
                                            main number 707-523-7900, ext. 17.




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                                Celebrate Your Drive
                                Make It Simple and Fun!

                                n   Mid-week Casual Day: Pay $5 to wear “Casual Friday” clothes mid-week.
                                n   Holiday or Birthday party.
                                n   Throw a party or event to kick off your Drive. Charge cans, a bag of food, or a set
                                    dollar sum as admission ($1, $5).
                                n   Ask local businesses in your area to join in the fun.
                                n   Ask the head of your group to do something special when you reach your goal.
                                n   Give prizes or sponsor a party for the department or group that raises the most food
                                    or money. Add fun categories — the most beans or rice, the most enthusiastic collector.
                                n   Set up a competition or challenge another company (or department) to see who can
                                    collect the most pounds of food. Offer prizes, discounts or other incentives to winners.
                                n   Post winning photos on your bulletin board or in your newsletter.
                                n   Host a Monte Carlo Night. Each bag of groceries is worth $1,000 in chips. The person
        Re: Barrel Decoration       with the most chips at the end of the night wins a dinner for two, for example.
                                n   Hold a raffle – each bag of groceries is worth a ticket for a special prize.
        Please do not put any
          decoration on the     n   Have Macaroni Monday, Tuna Tuesday, Peanut Butter Week, etc. to encourage high
          barrel wrap — we          protein food.
           reuse the barrels.   n   Set up cash collection containers in high traffic areas such as the cafeteria. It’s easy
                                    for people to give change and bills. Place our $ Counter Card flyer next to it to
                                    encourage donations.


                                More Holiday Themes and Event Ideas
                                    halloWeen                                    thanksGivinG                         summer
                                    Take the Mystery Out of Giving               Give Thanks—Give Food                Hunger Doesn’t Take
                                    In the Spirit of Giving                      Turkey & Chicken Drive                 a Vacation
                                    Dare to Care                                 Share the Bounty                     Summertime Drive
                                    Treat Your Neighbor Right                                                         Summer Lunch for Kids
                                    Pumpkin Patch, Carving Contest
                                    Winter holiDays                              valentine’s Day                      easter
                                    Spread the Cheer This Time of Year           Giving from the Heart                Easter baskets for the
                                    Tis the Season for Giving                    Donate in honor of                     homeless and/or children
                                    Santa Claus photos                            your valentine                      Egg Hunt – “Hunt for
                                    Craft, gift sale or auction                                                         Solutions to Hunger”
                                    Kwanza harvest display
                                    Kosher Food Drive
                                    n   Company picnic – donations for admission            n   Sports tournament
                                    n   Potluck – donate ingredients of dishes made         n   Cooking competition (BBQ, Bake Off)
                                    n   Health fair                                         n   Car wash
                                    n   Silent, live, online auction                        n   Talent Show – use donations as ballots
                                    n   Karaoke contest – “Raise Your Voice for Hunger”         (contestant with most donations in the barrel wins)
                                    n   Dance, Black/White Ball                             n   Walk-Jog-Bike A Thon
                                    n   Tailgate Party                                      n   Scavenger Hunt
                                    n   Celebrity Waiter Event – “Hunger Won’t Wait”        n   Change Jars – “The Power of Change”




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      SHOPPING GUIDE                                                       SHOPPING GUIDE
The food you give goes further than you think.                       The food you give goes further than you think.
                       By supplementing fresh produce, dairy                                By supplementing fresh produce, dairy
                       and bread with the non-perishable foods                              and bread with the non-perishable foods
                       you donate, the Redwood Empire Food                                  you donate, the Redwood Empire Food
                       Bank can provide nutritious meals for the                            Bank can provide nutritious meals for the
                       thousands of adults, children and elderly                            thousands of adults, children and elderly
                       who suffer from hunger.                                              who suffer from hunger.

The non-perishable foods that families and children need             The non-perishable foods that families and children need
most are:                                                            most are:
   q		Canned tuna and chicken      q Peanut butter                      q		Canned tuna and chicken      q Peanut butter
   q		Beans and rice               q Pasta                              q		Beans and rice               q Pasta
   q		Canned soups                 q Canned stews                       q		Canned soups                 q Canned stews
   q		Canned fruits                q Canned vegetables                  q		Canned fruits                q Canned vegetables
   q		Boxed and canned juices      q	 Breakfast cereal                  q		Boxed and canned juices      q	 Breakfast cereal


                    Please – no homemade foods, no glass.                                Please – no homemade foods, no glass.
                    Thank you for helping us end hunger!                                 Thank you for helping us end hunger!

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      SHOPPING GUIDE                                                       SHOPPING GUIDE
The food you give goes further than you think.                       The food you give goes further than you think.
                       By supplementing fresh produce, dairy                                By supplementing fresh produce, dairy
                       and bread with the non-perishable foods                              and bread with the non-perishable foods
                       you donate, the Redwood Empire Food                                  you donate, the Redwood Empire Food
                       Bank can provide nutritious meals for the                            Bank can provide nutritious meals for the
                       thousands of adults, children and elderly                            thousands of adults, children and elderly
                       who suffer from hunger.                                              who suffer from hunger.

The non-perishable foods that families and children need             The non-perishable foods that families and children need
most are:                                                            most are:
   q		Canned tuna and chicken      q Peanut butter                      q		Canned tuna and chicken      q Peanut butter
   q		Beans and rice               q Pasta                              q		Beans and rice               q Pasta
   q		Canned soups                 q Canned stews                       q		Canned soups                 q Canned stews
   q		Canned fruits                q Canned vegetables                  q		Canned fruits                q Canned vegetables
   q		Boxed and canned juices      q	 Breakfast cereal                  q		Boxed and canned juices      q	 Breakfast cereal


                    Please – no homemade foods, no glass.                                Please – no homemade foods, no glass.
                    Thank you for helping us end hunger!                                 Thank you for helping us end hunger!

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              78,000
  are hungry in
 Sonoma County
  each month.
               n    Children
               n    Seniors
               n    Working Families
               n    Disabled
               n    Homeless


   WE SPEND    FOOD DISTRIBUTED




   Food and financial donations will be collected from
_____________________ to _____________________.
    Please see your Food & Funds Drive Coordinator:
_____________________________________________,
               if you have any questions.


           Redwood Empire Food Bank
    3320 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
 T: 707-523-7900 F: 707-523-7901 www.refb.org
              An affiliate of Feeding America
                                          Fact Sheet
                                          Mission Statement
                                          To end hunger in our community by creating a community response system that makes adequate
                                          nutrition assistance available and accessible to anyone in need of help.

                                          Ending Hunger in our Community
                                          Serving Sonoma County since 1987, the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) has grown to serve every
                                          area of the county: from Petaluma to Cloverdale, Sonoma Valley to Occidental, and everywhere in
                                          between. We have developed three major hunger initiatives to provide low-income families, seniors
                                          and children their most basic necessity – nutritious food.
                                                Every Child, Every Day
                                                The REFB ensures that at-risk children get a healthy start in life through supplemental
                                                nutrition programs that address the special developmental needs of preschoolers.
                                                Once children enter school, the REFB offers programs to fill the gaps in school-based
                                                nutrition services by providing healthy snacks in after-school settings, nutritious
                                                groceries to take home over the weekend and hearty meals during the summer recess.
                                                Senior Security
                                                Many seniors in our community are living on fixed incomes that are not adequate to
                                                take care of their basic needs. The REFB’s monthly grocery boxes, weekly produce
                                                pantries and special nutrition programs provide the nutritional stability seniors need
                                                to lead healthy and independent lives.
                                                Neighborhood Hunger Network
                                                The REFB operates a county-wide pantry and emergency food system with over 200
                                                distributions each month, providing staple groceries and healthy produce to anyone in
                                                need of help. We also are a major source of food for a network of 147 other Sonoma
                                                County hunger-relief organizations that include pantries, dining rooms, kitchens and
                                                shelters. In addition, we provide food to Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte
                                                Counties through smaller food banks and charitable organizations.

                                          The REFB is a cost effective investment in the community. This year the REFB:
                                                n   is ranked 16th out of 209 food banks nationwide in amount of food provided
                                                    per person in poverty.
                                                n   served 78,000 of our low-income neighbors each month.
                                                n   brought over $16 million worth of food into the county from local, regional
                                                    and national sources.
                                                n   distributed 12.59 million pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 27,000
                                                    meals a day.
                                                n   provided 92,600 meals to low-income children through the 2010 Summer
                                                    Hunger Initiative.
                                                n   distributed over $4 worth of food for every $1 spent.
                                                n   enlisted 5,000 volunteers who donated 70,000 hours - the equivalent of
                                                    33 employees.

        3320 Industrial Drive
        Santa Rosa, CA 95403
        T: 707-523-7900
        F: 707-523-7901
        www.refb.org
        An affiliate of Feeding America

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        PLEASE VOLUNTEER!
                      Join us in our mission to end hunger in our community
                      Volunteers make our food distribution possible: 5,000 volunteers
                      donate over 70,000 hours annually.

                      Convenient hours for individuals or groups
                      Check our website for a full list of volunteer hours available.

                      Volunteer options
                             n    Fill boxes with food for children and adults — a great job
                                  for 12 or more people.
                             n    Re-pack produce or put bulk foods into bags.
                             n    Help distribute food at distribution sites.
                             n    Work as an office receptionist: greeting people, answering the
                                  phone, entering data on the computer or filing.
                             n    Drive trucks for food pick-up and delivery, help with bread run.
                      Note: You must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer.

                      Make a difference
                      Call ahead to schedule your time or get more information:
                      Jim Roessler, Volunteer Coordinator at 707-523-7900, ext. 23,
                      or jroessler@refb.org. Or visit us online at www.refb.org. Go to
                      “How You Can Help” and select “Volunteers” from the menu.




                      3320 Industrial Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95403      The Redwood Empire Food Bank supports over
                      T: 707-523-7900 F: 707-523-7901                147 food pantries, shelters, and other agencies
                                                                     in Sonoma and surrounding counties. We pro-
                      www.refb.org
                                                                     vide food to over 78,000 people each month.
                      An affiliate of Feeding America
                                                                     This includes low-income families, seniors and
                                                                     30,000 children.
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