2021 Update- FIF is closed now, but please check out these websites for Covid-19 related financial and food help in Sonoma County:
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. https://www.feeditforwardsonomacounty.org/