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What does Sonoma County do in a crisis? 

We take care of each other.

Feed It Forward >> Sonoma County's mission is to support our neighbors and family-run restaurants through anonymous sponsorship of meals for people out of work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021 Update- FIF is closed now, but please check out these websites for Covid-19 related financial and food help in Sonoma County: 
Redwood Empire Food Bank 
Community Action Partnership

Hey Y'all! We're wrapping up Feed It Forward. Just wanted to give a final accounting of how we spent the money entrusted to us by this amazing community.

Our donations total was $40,812. We spent 6% ($2422.35) on the website, stamps, paper supplies, gas, credit card processing fees and a Thank You brunch for the volunteers. The other 94% of the donation money ($38,389.65) was spent directly on buying gift cards from restaurants in Sonoma County.

We've given out 1,134 gift cards ranging in value from $10-$100, most of them $40. They went to:

425 to individuals through the website

100 to the Graton Day Labor Center

50 to feed downtown SR homeless

30 to YWCA Safe House & Special Place programs

100 to Social Advocates for Youth

25 to SAY Meal Train Program

150 to CAP Sonoma Covid Relief Program & Women's Shelters

53 to The Living Room Shelter for Women and Children

61 to COTS Homeless Shelter

40 to Sebastopol Community Church's Covid Relief Program

100 to Sonoma County Council on Aging

We owe a big fat THANK YOU to all the wonderful folks in our community who supported this project with their money, their time, or their resources. Here in Sonoma County, we look out for each other!

We are wrapping FIF up because we are pooped and need to attend to other things, not because we think there is no longer a need to help those who are struggling. Please check our website for some info about other places to get help.

What's the "Pay It Forward" concept?
We are all, at one time or another, the recipient of kindness when we really need it. If we pay that kindness forward by doing a good deed for someone else when we can, the kindness keeps spreading like a ripple effect and makes our world a more beautiful, loving place.
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Our awesome group of Feed It Forward >> Sonoma County volunteers, who have never been in the same room all together at once.  Kristy, Kim, Roger, Andrea, Brenda, Liz, Laurie Lynn, Lisa, Roxanne and not pictured are Robin, Adriana, and Laura.
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