Food Access: Sonoma County

Residents of Sonoma County, California that need help feeding their families can turn to local food pantries. Many of them are non-profits or charities and offer the low income and less fortunate with free items, such as boxes of food, groceries, and hot meals. Or families can contact a center for information or referrals to programs such as CalFresh food stamps or USDA programs.
 
The hours of the centers vary, as does exactly what may be passed out. It is usually recommended to call in advance. However, not only can an approved client maybe get a free bag of groceries, but some of the non-profits can help in other ways as well, such as offering clothing or holiday meals. Other resources such as Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP), Meals on Wheels for seniors, government benefit applications and other resources are available.

Cloverdale   |   Forestville   |   Guerneville   |   Petaluma   |   Rohnert Park   |   Santa Rosa   |   Sonoma   |   Willits   |   Windsor   

Cloverdale

Cloverdale Food Pantry

202 Commercial Street,
Cloverdale, CA
 
Three churches run the pantry with volunteers.
 
(707) 894-7896

Redwood Empire Food Bank

100 South Cloverdale Blvd.,
Cloverdale, CA
 
They partner with the United States Department of Agriculture to run the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP). This is for very low income and/or poor residents in Sonoma.
 

(707) 523-7900

Forestville

Food For Thought: Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank
 
6550 Railroad Avenue
Forestville, CA
 
Patients of HIV can
receive free weekly food boxes and groceries. They will also have
nutritional supplements and counseling services.
 
(707) 887-1647

Forestville United Methodist Church

6550 Covey Road
Forestville, CA
 

(707) 887-2020

Guerneville

Church St and First St, Universal Industrial Church – Community
and Family Service Agency
 

Guerneville, CA

This non-profit serves complete dinners for free. They may have salad, soup and even vegetarian whole grain meals.
 
(707) 869-2491

Russian River Community Food Pantry

14520 Armstrong Woods Road
Guerneville, CA
 
This is a cooperative effort by volunteers from St. Elizabeth’s Church, the Salvation Army service extension unit, Guerneville Community Church and also St. Vincent De Paul society. They offer emergency food baskets to the needy.
 
(707) 869-2541

Petaluma

Committee on the Shelterless

900 Hopper Street

Petaluma, CA

A free meal is served to the homeless and low income 365 days per year. Another program is the Petaluma Kitchen
Food Box, which is part of the Petaluma Kitchen’s daily meal program. Free food is delivered each week to very-low income seniors, children and families in Petaluma California. They also offer referrals to other non-profit community resources, such as housing, utility bill programs,
clothing, or free medical care. Local churches, social service agencies and other groups are key partners.
 
(707) 778-6380

Salvation Army Petaluma Corps

721 S. McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA
 
There may be financial aid, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, free toys for kids, shelter, and more. The charity also has a soup kitchen to feed the hungry.
 
(707) 769-0716

Santa Rosa First Church of God

4001 Roblar Rd
Petaluma, CA
 
(707) 795-1544

Rohnert Park

Neighbors Organized Against Hunger

5475 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA
 
(707) 548-6624

Society of St Vincent De Paul of Sonoma County

5671 Redwood Dr,
Rohnert Park, CA 
 
Provides social services, emergency food, clothing, employment services
and more for individuals and families of Sonoma County. Find more details on Saint Vincent de Paul in Sonoma County.
 
(707) 584-1579

Santa Rosa

Catholic Worker
 
600 Morgan Street, Suite A,
Santa Rosa, CA
 
A twice per week food pantry.
 
(707) 575-8342

FISH of Santa Rosa – Friends in Service Here

2900 McBride Lane
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Volunteers offer a few day supply of groceries. Hot meals, holiday support, or information on clothing closets may be available too.
 
(707) 527-5151
Harvest Christian Center
 
3350 Coffee Lane, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA
 
A twice per week food pantry.
 
(707) 575-3333

Prime Time Nutrition

443 Dutton Ave., Suite 14
Santa Rosa, CA
 
The assistance program they have is federal government
funded for qualified low income participants. Aid may be offered for women, infants & children as well from WIC. A thrift store also sells quality products. The pantry may have vegetables, fruits, quality baked goods, canned & dry goods such as beans.
 
(707) 526-7226
Redwood Covenant Church
 
3175 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa, CA
 
The non-profit may have U.S.D.A. Food, groceries, fruits, formula and Non-Perishable Food.
 
(707) 528-8463
Seventh Day Adventist Church – Santa Rosa
 
840 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 
(707) 578-0954
Santa Rosa Alliance Church
 
301 Fulton Rd
Santa Rosa, CA
 
(707) 542-3676

Sonoma

Friends in Sonoma Helping
 
18330 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma, CA
 
Up to 5 days of free groceries are provided. Appointments are needed. There may be canned soup, formula, cereal,
and even baby formula. They also help immigrants in Sonoma County, and may have holiday food baskets.
 
(707) 996-0111
La Luz Center
 
17560 Greger Street,
Sonoma, CA 
 
Bring a box to fill. Free food may be passed out once per week.
 
(707) 938-5131
Sonoma Overnight Support
 
151 First Street West
Sonoma, CA
 
Shelter and meals are available.
 
(707) 939-6777

Willits

Sherwood Valley Food Program
 
1220 Blosser Lane
Willits, CA
 
Distributes surplus U.S.D.A. commodities and a variety of basic foods to Rancheria and Reservations only as well as other tribal centers.
 
(707) 456-1710

Windsor

Windsor Service Alliance
 
8987 Windsor Road
Windsor, CA
 
Assistance includes a food pantry and more. Inquire into monetary assistance program, a free gasoline voucher program, and rent help. The center also has food for Windsor California
families and senior citizens.
 
(707) 838-6947