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Redwood Empire Food Bank needs volunteers

July 17, 2020

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

We are at a critical moment in time and the Redwood Empire Food Bank is committed to distributing food to those in Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake and Del Norte counties, said Redwood Empire Food Bank CEO, David Goodman. Volunteers play a vital role, and we are in need of compassionate, hard-working volunteers to help us carry out our mission.

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.

“We are first responders in this crisis, as we have been during floods and fires and public safety power shutdowns,” said Goodman. “Because of the support of our community, we run towards disasters, not away from them. We can’t do this alone.

On average, prior to COVID, the Redwood Empire Food Bank served about 10,000 families per month. In April alone, they served 40,000. An alarming 300 percent increase!

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.

One thing that unites us all is time: there is never enough of it,” Goodman added. Volunteers are giving up their most precious commodity to help people they will likely never meet. There is a ferocity that you see from frontline staff and volunteers during these times. It’s impressive.

The Redwood Empire Food Bank is taking all necessary precautions to help make sure that staff, volunteers, food and participants remain safe so distributions can continue. In addition to following the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they are also taking proactive and voluntary steps to help reduce contact and/or spread of Coronavirus.

For more information on volunteer opportunities and to register, please visit or call (707) 523-7900. For more information and answers to questions regarding the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic, please visit Visit or call (707) 523-7900 to learn more.