Providing Nutritious Food
For grocery pickup: Call F.I.S.H. at 996-0111 weekdays between 9 a.m. – noon, except holidays. The Food Room is open for food pickup each weekday (except on Wednesdays) at 1:30 p.m. Food is available to anyone who calls in that day before noon. Nutritious groceries include enough for 3-5 days of meals and are geared to accommodate the size of each family.
Donations arrive daily from surplus grocery and bakery pickups, churches, service clubs and individuals. Additionally, food is purchased in bulk from a number of sources including Redwood Empire Food Blank and Sonoma Market. Bags are often supplemented with cooking oil, condiments, and personal toiletry items, most of which are donated by individuals and organizations. FISH volunteers pick up food, stock shelves, repackage bulk items into small units, and assemble bags of groceries to be distributed to those in need.
For grocery delivery to home-bound seniors: On the first Wednesday and third Wednesday of each month, FISH volunteers provide supplemental food deliveries for home-bound seniors. Any senior without transportation to pick up food at the FISH Food Room may request to be added to these home delivery programs. The food boxes are generally identical to the food distributed at the Food Room, but there area a few adjustments made for the unique needs of seniors. Call 996-0111.