Partner Profile: Redwood Empire Food Bank

Partner Profile: Redwood Empire Food Bank

Since 1987, Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) has been working to end hunger in coastal northern California, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border.


Their Every Child, Every Day initiative distributes food at schools, parks and other strategic locations. Over 16,000 people rely on their Senior Security program, which provides monthly food boxes and supplemental groceries to encourage independence and health in the golden years. And their monthly Food Plaza offers fresh whole foods and ready-to-eat meals. 

While there’s never a day off from serving the need of hunger, Redwood Empire took on extraordinary duties during this fall’s devastating wildfire season. In response to widespread evacuations, an inspiring team of staff and volunteers made 25 emergency distributions in 19 locations across 10 towns to feed over 25,500 people in 8 days

We are incredibly grateful for services like Redwood Empire. 

As we surround ourselves with loved ones for the holidays, REFB continues its efforts to make this a joyous season for everyone. Redwood Empire expects to feed 97,000 people in 300 distributions over the holidays, and we couldn’t be prouder to call them our partner. 

If food insecurity matters to you, please support your local food bank or make time to volunteer. Or, support Redwood Empire Food Bank directly with a one-time or recurring donation.

And remember, for each purchase of a Bloom Farms CBD product, online or in store, we’ll donate one meal to a local food bank like REFB.