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Redwood Empire Food Bank begins monthly distribution in Ukiah

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According to an October report from the Feeding America website, the number of people who are food insecure in 2020 could rise to more than 50 million, including 17 million children. Photos contributed

The Santa Rosa-based Redwood Empire Food Bank has launched a new food distribution site in Ukiah at the Ukiah Unified School District warehouse parking lot, 130 Fircrest Drive, on the corner of South State Street near Grace Hudson Elementary School, the first Thursday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The first one in November saw a record number of attendees—400—and the next one is scheduled on Thursday, Dec.3, to be followed with distributions thereafter on the first Thursday of every month.

The Redwood Empire Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California from Sonoma County to the Oregon border, providing food and nourishment to over 82,000 children, families and seniors in Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte and Lake counties since 1987.

Their mission is simple—to end hunger in the community—and last year they served one in six people in the five-county area through three strategic hunger initiatives.

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Drive-thru opportunities to share food at a hard time

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Kent Porter / The Press Democrat
Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

As the pandemic grinds on, we’re all doing things we never did before.

We’re making sure to have at least one mask before leaving home. Fist- and elbow-bumping. Learning to perform at home and electronically all sorts of tasks and functions we used to do on location and face-to-face.

And many of us are for the first time accepting help to put food on the table.

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Redwood Empire Food Bank Is Calling for Volunteers

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The Redwood Empire Food Bank needs volunteers to join the fight against hunger. A wide variety of opportunities exist, from gleaning and packaging fresh produce, to distributing healthy groceries.

The Redwood Empire Food Bank specializes in hunger relief. In addition to operating a dozen programs for children, families and seniors throughout the counties, the Redwood Empire Food Bank also runs their disaster-relief program, Station 3990, during times of crisis—as many as needed to keep up with the demand.

Volunteering for the Redwood Empire Food Bank is easy and flexible. Whether it’s just a one-time service, or ongoing. Anyone can volunteer—no previous training is required and there is no age cap.

Source: NBC Bay Area

Jewelry designer Peggy Li raises money for Redwood Empire Food Bank with Santa Rosa-inspired necklace

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Santa Rosa Rosette necklace (peggyli.com)
Santa Rosa Rosette necklace (peggyli.com)

A Santa Rosa-raised, Los Angeles jewelry designer is donating part of the proceeds from one of her necklaces to the Redwood Empire Food Bank during the pandemic, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Peggy Li is donating 25% of her Rosette necklace sales through September to the Santa Rosa organization during the pandemic.

Li designed the piece, named after her hometown, after the Tubbs fire in 2017 as a fundraiser for the food bank and raised $2,000 through the effort, according to her website.

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