240 Boxes of Food in Less than an Hour!

REFB 1Impact100 Sonoma members and friends had an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and be part of the Diabetes Wellness Program at the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Following a tour of the facilities, the “Impact team” lined up and began packing the boxes with food specifically suited for people with diabetes:  rice, barley, beans, lentils, tuna, salmon, pastas, canned fruit, cereal, corn, etc. Each month, clients receive such a box containing varied dried goods, plus seasonal fresh produce and meats, accessible through different distribution sites in Sonoma County.



The Food Bank received the $100,000 Impact Grant last June to expand their program to residents of Sonoma Valley. The distribution of food boxes is just one part of the project, but an important one.  Impact100 member, Jane Wicklund, described the volunteer experience: “Great teamwork by all and more fun than anything!!”  With such a success, plans are underway for Impact100 members to volunteer one evening per quarter. If you are interested, please contact Meg Sokoloski at megsoko@comcast.net.

Photos and text provided by Impact100 member, Jane Wicklund