Rural Food Program
Celebrating twenty five years of service in 2013, the Rural Food Program of St. Philip and St. Teresa Parish has provided nutritious groceries to individuals and families that are in need. The only requirement to receive these groceries is that the recipient lives with the parish boundaries that also include Cazadero, Monte Rio, and Jenner.
We are very grateful to volunteers who assist in setting up the hall on Monday from 12:30-2:00pm and/or help with the food distribution on Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00am. Bilingual volunteers are especially welcome.
The St. Philip/St. Teresa Rural Food Program is supported both by a monthly collection at both churches that supplies about 60% of the funds needed annually as well as by additional donations from the wider community that are welcome and necessary to meet our budget.
Much of our food is provided by Redwood Empire Food Bank. We received the following report from Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB): For the period of July 2013 through June 2014, our Rural Food Program acquired 101,042 lbs. of food including 27,053 lbs. of fresh produce with an estimated value of $93,975. Our total fees paid to the REFB were $16,853, saving our program $77,122! For every $1, we receive an estimated $5.58 value. Thank you to the Redwood Empire Food Bank for making our program possible! For more information, click here.
Donate to the Rural Food Program
Click the "Donate" button below to make a tax deductible donation that will help feed families in need. Our Federal Tax number is #37-1874623.
THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
9:00 am to 11:00 am
At the parish hall in Occidental.
Registration begins at 8:30 am.
If you have any questions, to volunteer, or to donate to the program, please contact: