Farm to Pantry believes that healthy food nurtures a healthy community. We are committed to developing and supporting local, sustainable programs that provide fresh, affordable food to all members of the community.
Gleaning, or harvesting surplus produce, is one of the most significant ways we provide fresh food to the needy families in our community.
Farm to Pantry is a community of volunteers dedicated to providing fresh, healthy and affordable food to everyone in Sonoma County, California.
How to Help
We glean wherever there is healthy, fresh produce to be harvested in Sonoma County. Volunteers can offer to glean or to donate their produce to be gleaned.
Better than Ever!
Happy New Year To Our Friends!
Thank YOU for helping us feed and nourish our community.
We are having a very productive and impactful 2018.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to all of you who give so generously to Farm to Pantry
With your gifts, we continue to grow, gleaning more healthy produce and feeding more people. This year the demand for our services has increased and we are currently serving 20% more of our vulnerable residents. Since the devastating fires, the
need for food, particularly healthy produce, has increased more than ever. To meet this need, we are asking you to make a donation today and help us expand our resources and capacity. Please give to our mission to keep us all healthy.
Thanks to your support this year.
These are a few of our highlights in 2017:
We surpassed a grand total of 160 tons of healthy produce, gleaned and donated throughout our community since our start in 2008!
This is equivalent to over 1.3 million servings.
Our dedicated volunteers devoted more than 2800 hours to gleaning over 59,000 pounds of healthy, surplus produce at more than 100 local farms, gardens and orchards in 2017. This healthy surplus produce was distributed throughout the year on a weekly basis to over 30 programs in Northern Sonoma County that provide nourishment to neighbors in need.
We grew our relationship with Alliance Medical Center to include twice-a-month donations of healthy gleaned produce to their Diabetes Management classes and their Emergency Pantry while continuing weekly distributions through the
Farm to Pantry "Farmacy" cart.
We received the “City of Healdsburg Proclamation” thanking us for our support and involvement in the operation of the City’s Evacuation Center for the October 2017 Sonoma County Fires.
KRCB filmed Farm to Pantry for a North Bay Bountiful segment, featuring us in orchards gleaning for those in need. It will air on Christmas Day from 7:30 - 8:00 pm on Channel 22.
Supported by a Community Benefit Grant from the City of Healdsburg, classes from our local elementary schools and after school programs joined Farm to Pantry on "field" trips to gardens, orchards and farms for hand-on experiences harvesting (and sampling) produce and helping their community.
We were awarded additional grants from Healdsburg Forever, the Safeway Foundation, the Healdsburg Rotary Noon, and the Clif Bar Family Foundation Grant for social and environmental change.
We strengthened our ability to be sustainable by recruiting and hiring our first paid full time Executive Director and increasing the size of our Board with three new members.
We were honored to be chosen as Becoming Independent’s “Community Partner of the Year”. They participate in gleaning and distributing with us weekly. We value our relationship with all of our Becoming Independent friends.
Thanks to the annual sponsorship of the Soroptimists International of Healdsburg, over 2000 lbs of tomatoes were canned for the benefit of the Healdsburg Food Pantry by community members and students at the 7th Annual Let's Preserve.
We have increased our outreach with a grant from Shoot Blue Film Productions. We are grateful to have a short film about Farm to Pantry that was premiered at our Annual Summer Supper Event this August. Please take a look.
We expanded our partnerships with other nonprofits such as the Food Recovery Coalition, 10,000 Degrees and The Center for Well Being, to create more awareness about
food insecurity and food waste.
With your help we can do more, feed more people, share more excess nutritious produce and nourish our community. Please make a donation of any size to Farm to Pantry today and keep the healthy food going to our neighbors in need.
So we can continue our work not only today but into the future, we ask that you become a Farm to Pantry Perennial and pledge to support Farm to Pantry every year.
To the dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy to harvest and distribute fruits and vegetables that would have been plowed under or composted.
To the thoughtful farmers and backyard gardeners who give their extra produce so it nourishes our neighbors
instead of going to waste.
To the generous donors who give as Farm to Pantry Perennials, to ensure that we continue to reach our underserved community through healthy food and education.
Please help nurture a healthy community by making your tax-deductible donation/pledge at this time.
You may click on this link and then on your desired level of giving.
Or send your check to:
Farm to Pantry
PO BOX 191
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Or, if you are an American Express member and would like to give with points, go to Members Give.
Connie Newhall, Executive Director
Dani Wilcox, Program Director
Farm to Pantry Board
Farm to Pantry
Cultivating Community through Healthy Food