A Special Invite to Impact100 Sonoma from Redwood Empire Food Bank

Volunteering is a rewarding and fun experience at the REFB.

Volunteering is a rewarding and fun experience at the REFB.

Here is your chance to see first-hand the early results of our 2014 Impact Grant and to roll up your sleeves and get involved. The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) invites Impact100 Sonoma members to visit their amazing facility and to help pack food boxes for the Diabetes Wellness Project of Sonoma Valley.

For those of you who attended the Annual Meeting last June, you will recall the recorded voices from REFB clients – the voices of hunger. Most of us were surprised to learn that one out of every six people in Sonoma Valley do not have enough to eat. The $100,000 Impact Grant will allow Redwood Empire Food Bank, working in collaboration with Sonoma Valley Community Health Clinic, to expand its Diabetes Wellness Project to support low-income adults living with diabetes in Sonoma Valley. This includes the provision of monitoring supplies, educational materials, wellness food boxes, and group clinics.

In November, you will have the opportunity to help pack those food boxes and then enjoy a tour and reception hosted by the REFB. A minimum of 12 volunteers is needed for the shift (see details below).  If you are interested, please contact Impact100 member Meg Sokolowski megsoko@comcast.net as soon as possible.

Wednesday, November 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm

Redwood Empire Food Bank
3990 Brickway Blvd. (near the Santa Rosa Airport)
Santa Rosa, CA 95403