Countywide (Santa Rosa location)
CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps): 1-877-699-6868 or 2-1-1. For low income, disabled or elderly individuals & families. You do not need a physical address to be eligible. Walk-ins M-F 8am-4:30pm. Apply for services M-F 8am-3pm. Monthly benefits received by using the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT card). 2550 Paulin Dr. (map) or 520 Mendocino Ave (map). For more CalFresh info or emergency assistance, call 1-877-699-6868, or visit www.sonomacalfresh.org, or apply online: www.mybenefitscalwin.org. Se habla español.
Calfresh (Food Stamp) Assistance: The following agencies help with applications. Se habla español.
- Catholic Charities (SR): 284-3850 x 374
- Community Action Partnership Sonoma Co. (SR): 544-6911
- Healdsburg Day Labor Center: 433-6652
- La Luz Center (Boyes Hot Springs): 938-5131
- North Sonoma County Services (Healdsburg): 433-6161 (1st & 3rd Fridays 10am-12 noon)
- Petaluma People Services Center: 765-8488
- Sonoma County 2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1, or 565-2108, or 1-800-325-9604
Catholic Charities Rural Food Program: 284-3850 x 168. Weekly food distribution at rural community sites for people living at or below the poverty line & unable to reach urban food banks & pantries. Se habla español. Also see additional listings for Catholic Charities in Day Centers, Emergency Shelters, Employment & Training, Financial Assistance and Transitional Housing sections. www.srcharities.org
Food for Thought/Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank: 887-1647. Weekly groceries & fresh produce; vitamins, nutritional supplements & counseling; organic gardening project; cooking & nutrition classes. For low income people with HIV/AIDS & other critical illnesses. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Call for intake. 6550 Railroad Av, Forestville (map). Se habla español. www.fftfoodbank.org
Friends in Service Here (FISH): 527-5151. 3 days of groceries once a month. Diapers & baby formula when available. Call for intake same day you pick up food. No residency requirements. Bring photo ID & bag for extra food. Mon-Fri 10:30am-2pm & Sat 10:30am-12 noon. Closed on major holidays. 2900 McBride Lane (map) off State Farm Dr (near Cleveland Av). Se habla español limitada. www.fish-of-santa-rosa.org
Greater Powerhouse Pantry: 528-8051. 2nd & 4th Saturdays 9am-11am. All zip codes. Greater Powerhouse Church of God in Christ 777 Hearn Avenue (map).
Harvest Christian Center Feed Our Children Program: 575-FEED (3333). Fruits, vegetables & bread every Thurs 12 noon-2pm. Bag of groceries 2nd Thurs of every month. No ID required. 3350 Coffey Lane, Suite C (map). Se habla español. www.gccsr.com
Palms Inn: Free groceries every Tuesday at 2pm. No requirements. 3345 Santa Rosa Av (map) (south of Target, almost to Todd Road).
Redwood Empire Food Bank: 523-7900. email@example.com Monthly food distributions for all ages countywide. Call for locations, days & times. Hot meals for young children throughout the summer. Monthly food box for seniors over 60 & children to age 5. Proof of age, income & ID required. Office Hrs: M-F 8am-4:30pm. 3990 Brickway Blvd (map). Se habla español. www.refb.org
Seventh Day Adventist Community Services: 578-0954 (for info only). Emergency groceries once monthly. Mon & Wed 10am-11:30am. No ID required. Closed in July & on federal holidays. 840 Sonoma Ave (map).
St. Vincent de Paul Society: 584-1579. If you are experiencing an emergency and need food right away, call our food hotline Mon-Fri between 8:30am-5pm. www.svdp-sonoma.org
The Salvation Army: 542-0981. New clients receive food assistance once every 30 days. Also helps with diapers, prescriptions, rent, utilities & critical needs. Serves Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park & Cotati residents. Mon-Fri 10am-12pm. Photo ID for adults, identification for children & proof of current address required. 93 Stony Circle (map). Se habla español limitada. www.salvationarmysantarosa.org
Value Market (Redwood Empire Food Bank): 595-6500. Fresh produce, dairy, meat, deli & grocery items at competitive prices. Community members are qualified to shop by their participation in WIC, CalFresh, MediCal or any REFB program. Call if you have questions. Store hrs: Mon–Sat 10:30am–6:30pm excluding holidays. 3990 Brickway Blvd (map). Ample parking. Accessible via Route 62 on Sonoma County Transit. Se habla español. www.refb.org
Vista Family Health Center: 303-3600. Fresh produce & more every Mon 12 noon to 1pm. Bring bags. No ID or proof of income required. Behind clinic building at 3569 Round Barn Circle (map). Se habla español. www.srhealthcenters.org
WIC (Women, Infants & Children): 565-6590/800-816-3663. WIC@sonoma-county.org WIC checks/EBT cards, nutritional counseling for pregnant or nursing mothers, infants & children to age 5, low to medium income families and migrant families. Breastfeeding info & referrals. Serves Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma & Guerneville residents. ID & proof of income required. 1450 Guerneville Rd (map). Se habla español. www.sonoma-county.org/wic
Cloverdale Food Pantry: 396-8303. Fridays 1pm-3pm. 202 Commercial St. (map).
St. Peter’s Catholic Church: Tuesdays 10am-1pm. No requirements or applications. One bag for individuals or two bags for families. 491 S. Franklin St. (map) between So. Cloverdale Blvd & Riesling St.
WIC (Alliance Medical Clinic): 431-0831. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Se habla español. See Countywide listing in this section.
NOAH: See Rohnert Park listing in this section.
The Salvation Army: 542-0998. See Countywide listing in this section.
Food Closet (Forestville United Methodist Church): 887-2020. 2nd & 4th Mondays. Arrive 12 noon. 6550 Covey Rd. (map).
Food for Thought/Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank: 887-1647. See Countywide listing in this section.
River to Coast Children’s Svs: 869-3613 or 800-994-3613. Emergency food, diapers & formula for families with young children in West County. Some over-the-counter medications. Call ahead for infant formula, pull up diapers, head lice treatments or baby food. Walk in Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 16300 First St. (map). Se habla español. www.rccservices.org
Russian River Community Pantry: 869-2514. 2nd & 4th Saturdays 10am-12pm. Can only receive food once a month. In November & December only one food distribution is held on the Saturday before the holiday. Guerneville Community Church, 14520 Armstrong Woods Rd. (map). www.gcc-ucc.org
West County Community Services: Food box every Tuesday at 11am at the Guerneville Main St. Park & Ride (map) across from Armstrong Redwoods entrance, west of Safeway on Main St. First come, first served. www.westcountyservices.org
WIC: 565-6590/800-816-3663. Also See Countywide WIC listing in this section.
Healdsburg Shared Ministries Food Pantry: 433-3663. firstname.lastname@example.org Tues, Wed & Fri 3-4:30pm. Distributions limited to twice monthly. Healdsburg & Geyserville residents only. Proof of residency required. 1505 Healdsburg Ave. (map) www.healdsburgfoodpantry.org
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: 433-2107. First Thursday of each month. 8:30am-10am (no requirements). 209 Matheson St. stpauls-healdsburg.org
Trinity Baptist Church: 433-4364. 1st Sat & 3rd Fri 9am-10am. Bring proof of income. 515 Powell Ave. (map).
WIC (Alliance Medical Clinic): 431-0831. Call M-F 8am-5pm. 1381 University St. (map). Se habla español. Also see Countywide WIC listing in this section.
Interchurch Food Pantry: See Sebastopol listing in this section.
Occidental Community Church: 874-3501. email@example.com Food vouchers. Pick up Sundays before 10 am or after church at 11:30am. Occidental area residents only. 3637 Church St. (map). www.occidentalcommunitychurch.org
St. Philip the Apostle Church Rural Food Program: 874-3812. 2nd Tues 9am-11am in parish hall. Registration at 8:30am. Occidental, Bodega, Duncan Mills, Valley Ford, Freestone, Camp Meeker, Monte Rio, Cazadero & Jenner residents. 3730 Bohemian Hwy (map). www.stphilipstteresa.org/st-philip-the-apostle.html
COTS Food Box: 778-6380/765-6530. Emergency groceries for qualified families & individuals. Applications processed Sun-Thurs 9:30am-11am. Must have photo ID, proof of residency & income. 900 Hopper St. (map). Se habla español. Also see Day Centers, Emergency Shelters, Financial Assistance, Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing and Veterans Services sections. www.cots-homeless.org
Interfaith Pantries: Free groceries for very low income families, individuals & seniors.
- Saturday morning pantry: Between 10:30am & noon at the United Church of Christ, located at 825 Middlefield Dr. (map). For more directions: 763-2454.
- Tuesday evening pantry: 5:30pm at the North parking lot of the Petaluma Community Center, 778-4380, 320 North McDowell Blvd. (map).
- Thursday evening pantry: 5:30pm at the Elim Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of Baker & Stanley Streets (map). For information about both pantries: 762-4081.
Redwood Empire Food Bank: Free groceries for very low income families, individuals & seniors.
- 2nd Wednesday of each month, 9–10am at Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 1094 Petaluma Blvd So. (map).
- Every Thursday, 10–11am produce distribution at Park Lane Apartments, 762-6709, 109 Magnolia Ave. (map).
- Every Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30am produce distribution at Round Walk Village, 745 N. McDowell Blvd. (map). Open to all qualifying people, including seniors. Free fruits & vegetables to low income families with children ages 0-5. Bring proof of children’s birth date.
- Every Thursday, 1–2pm Megan Furth Harvest Pantry at Lakeville St. and Jefferson (map) (behind Lolita’s Market).
Santa Rosa First Church of God: 795-1544. Food & relief to those in need. Wed 6pm-7pm. 4001 Roblar Rd. (map).
The Salvation Army: 769-0716. New clients receive food commodities once in 90 days. Petaluma, Penngrove & Cotati residents. Wed & Thu 9am-noon. Photo ID, proof of residency & children’s official birth record. 721 So. McDowell Blvd. (map). Se ofrese español limitado. Also see Countywide listing in this section. www.tsatoday.org/petaluma
WIC: 565-6590/800-816-3663. Also see Countywide WIC listing in this section.
NOAH: firstname.lastname@example.org Bring bags or boxes for 20-25 lbs of food. Wed 4pm to 6pm. Cotati, Rohnert Park & Penngrove residents with photo ID. Cross & Crown Lutheran Church, 5475 Snyder Ln. (map). Se habla español.
St. Vincent De Paul Relief Svs: 584-1579. Emergency food & clothing for homeless and/or needy individuals and families. Thrift Store: 5671 Redwood Dr (map). Also see St. Vincent De Paul’s Dining Room in the Hot Meals section below.
The Salvation Army: 542-0998. See Countywide listing.
Santa Rosa only
Elisha’s Pantry: 527-0196/542-2569. email@example.com Groceries Thurs 4pm-5:30pm. Bennett & Rincon Valley residents only (95404, 95405, 95409). 1717 Yulupa Ave. (map) @ Hoen (Christ Church United Methodist parking lot).
Interchurch Food Pantry: 823-2483. Emergency groceries Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am-12 noon. Holiday meal baskets to needy families. Serves Sebastopol, Graton & Occidental. St. Stephen’s Church, 500 Robinson Rd. (map). www.ststephenssebastopol.org
Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH): 996-0111. SonomaFISH@gmail.com 3-4 days of groceries once a month three times a year. Call M-F 9am-12pm for pick-up between 1:30pm-2:30pm. Also assists with emergency rent & utility payments, new baby layette, household items, rides, home meals & holiday baskets. Clothes Closet: Mon, Fri & Sat 10am-12 noon; Wed 1pm-3pm. 18330 Sonoma Hwy (map) (Enter on Sierra Dr). Federal Food Surplus Giveaway: 1st Wed 9am-10:30am, Faith Lutheran Church, 19355 Arnold Dr.(map) Rides available. Glen Ellen to Schellville residents. Se habla español. Also see Financial Assistance & Transportation sections. www.friendsinsonomahelping.org
La Luz Center: 938-5131. Free produce. Fridays 9am. No ID required. Craig Avenue Baptist Church, 18621 Railroad Av. Se habla español. Also see Day Centers, Food: Meals & Health Care sections. www.laluzcenter.org
St. Leo’s Catholic Church: 996-8422. Food boxes distributed Tues thru Fri, bimonthly distribution of fresh produce and Thanksgiving baskets. 601 W. Agua Caliente Rd. (map). Se habla español. www.stleoschurch.org
WIC: 565-6590/800-816-3663. See Countywide listing in this section.
WIC (Alliance Medical Clinic): 431-0831. Call M-F 8am-5pm. 1381 University St, Healdsburg (map). Se habla español. For a description of WIC’s services, see Countywide listing.
Windsor Service Alliance: 838-6947. Groceries for seniors Fri 2pm; Families from 2:30pm-4pm. New clients sign up @ 3:30pm. Emergency food available for people unable to come on Fridays. Photo ID & proof of Windsor residency required. 8987 Windsor Rd. (map). Se habla español. Also see Financial Assistance Section. www.windsorservicealliance.org
Countywide (Santa Rosa)
Church of the Incarnation Sunday Open Table: 579-2604. Free Sunday breakfast. Coffee at 6am. Hot breakfast at 7am. Meal over by 8am. Distribution of hygiene items & some clothing. 550 Mendocino Ave (map). www.incarnation-sr.org
Council on Aging Senior Dining Sites: 525-0383. Hot lunches for seniors 60+. Call for countywide locations, days & times or visit COA’s website. $4 donation (not required). Also see Legal Services and Senior Services sections. http://councilonaging.com
Food Not Bombs Santa Rosa: Free Sunday evening vegetarian meals at 5pm. Gives out groceries (bread, veggies, cereal, etc) to anyone, no questions asked. Prince Gateway Park, across from City Hall.
Lighthouse Ministry Homeless Outreach: 623-5851. Hot meal every Wed 11am-1pm. Doyle Park, 700 Doyle Park Dr (map)
Redwood Empire Food Bank: 523-7900. firstname.lastname@example.org Free children’s lunch during summer. Call for intake & locations. M-F 8am-4:30pm. Se habla español. www.refb.org
Redwood Gospel Mission: 542-4817. Breakfast & devotion at 6:30am; Dinner & chapel at 6pm. Attendance at services required. 18+ years old. Photo ID required. 101 6th St. (map). Se habla español. Also see Emergency Shelters section. www.srmission.org
Sonoma County Indian Health Project: 521-4545. Seniors, people with disabilities & their spouses. $3.50 seniors, $6.50 others. Donations welcome. Call 1 day ahead. M-F 9am-3pm. 144 Stony Point Rd. (map). Se habla español. Also see Dental Care and Health Care sections. www.scihp.org
St. Vincent de Paul’s Free Dining Room: 583-7919. Hot lunch 11:30am-12:30pm daily. Help with special needs. 610 Wilson St. (map). Entrance in rear off 7th St.
St. Vincent De Paul Relief Svs: 584-1579. Emergency food & clothing for families & individuals. Call Mon-Fri at 8:30am for appointment or stop by the dining room for more info. Thrift Store: 5671 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park (map). Se habla español limitada. www.svdp-sonoma.org
The Living Room: 579-0138/579-0142. Free breakfast & lunch for homeless/at-risk women & children only. M-F 8:30am-1:30pm. 1207 Cleveland Av. (map). Se habla español. Also see Day Centers section. www.thelivingroomsc.org
Forestville United Methodist Church (Russian River Senior Resource Ctr/WCCS): 887-2020. Lunch for seniors 60+ on Tuesdays at 12 noon. 6550 Covey Rd. (map).
Free Dinners Project: 869-2491. Soup, salad & vegetarian whole grain meals. 2nd & last Wed 4:30-6:30pm. Volunteers 1:30-8:30pm. Guerneville Veterans Memorial Hall (map), next to Sheriff’s Bldg. First & Church Sts.
Russian River Senior Resource Center (West County Community Services): 869-0618. Lunch for seniors 60+ Wed & Fri 12 noon. $4 donation (not required). 15010 Armstrong Woods Rd.(map). Se habla español limitada. www.westcountyservices.org
St. Philip the Apostle Church Rural Food Program (Russian River Senior Resource Center/WCCS): 874-3812. Lunch for seniors 60+ on Mon & Wed at 12 noon. 3730 Bohemian Hwy. (map). www.stphiliptheapostle.net
Petaluma Kitchen (COTS): 778-6380. Free breakfast 7:30am-9am and lunch: 11:30am-1pm daily. Donations welcome. 900 Hopper St. (map). Also see listings for Mary Isaak Center & COTS in Day Centers, Emergency Shelters, Financial Assistance, Transitional Housing and Veterans Services sections. www.cots-homeless.org
Petaluma People Services Ctr Senior Dining: 765-8484/765-8488. email@example.com For seniors 60+. Mon-Fri: Coffee 12-12:30pm, Activities 12:30-1pm, Lunch 1pm. Call day before to reserve. Limited transport avail. $3.50-$8 donation (not required). 211 Novak Dr. (map). Se habla español. Also see Alcohol & Drug Recovery, Counseling & Mental Health, Employment & Training, Financial Assistance, Legal Services, Senior Services and Transportation sections. www.petalumapeople.org
Community Church of Sebastopol: Hot lunch from 12 noon to 1pm, 2nd Saturday of each month. 1000 Highway 116 No. Van pick-up in town square at 11:45 am.
Sebastopol Christian Church: 823-8242. Hot meal or brown bag lunch & showers Mon-Fri from 9am-12 noon. Hot lunch from 12 noon to 1pm 1st Saturday of each month. Warm clothes & socks when available. 7433 Bodega Ave. (map). www.sebchristian.com
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Saturday Table: 823-3281. Hot lunch 3rd Saturday of each month at 12 noon to 1pm. Serves Sebastopol, Graton & Occidental residents. 500 Robinson Rd.(map). www.ststephenssebastopol.org
United Methodist Church: Hot lunch from 12 noon to 1pm, 4th Saturday of each month. 500 North Main St. (map)
For a downloadable list of hot lunches in Sebastopol on Saturdays (12 noon to 1 pm), click here.
SOS Brown Baggers (Sonoma Overnight Support): 939-6777/933-9593. Burritos or sandwiches Wednesdays at Sonoma Valley Grange Hall (map) 11am-1pm. Also see Day Centers and Emergency Shelters sections. www.sonomaovernightsupport.org
SOS Brown Baggers at La Luz (Sonoma Overnight Support): 938-5131. Free soup & salad Fridays 4-6pm. 17560 Greger St. (map). Se habla español. Also see Day Centers and Health Care sections. www.laluzcenter.org