F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) operates the largest and oldest independent food pantry in Sonoma County. Since 1972, we have provided food and hope, working together with our community to fight hunger. We give wholesome groceries to anyone needing a helping hand — families, seniors, disabled, unemployed, working folks and homeless people. Proof of income or residence is not required and there are no forms to fill out. The only qualification is the need for food.
F.I.S.H. is a 501c-3 non-profit organization operated entirely by volunteers and 100% dependent on donations of food and money. During 2017 F.I.S.H. distributed over 700,000 pounds of food to 58,000 people, half of them children. Since the October firestorms, the need for food and housing has increased dramatically. We welcome your participation and assistance!
*For food call 707-527-5151
*For Information about donating
call Kaarin Lee 707-953-2261
*For Information about volunteering
call Jeff Burton 707-538-4059
Your generous donation will fund our mission.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE GROCERIES? Any family or individual who calls FISH and can pick up the same day will receive an emergency supply of groceries. FISH does not have geographical or financial prerequisites for families who request food aid. All who ask will receive.
HOW DO YOU RECEIVE GROCERIES? No phone call required to receive food. Just check in at front window when you arrive.
HOURS: FISH is open Mondays-Fridays from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. We are closed on major holidays.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: A bag for extra food. We also welcome donations of paper grocery bags.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU COME? Once a month.
WHAT YOU'LL BE GIVEN: We give up to three days' supply of well-balanced food. The amount of food given depends on the number of people in the household. We give one basic bag containing fruits, vegetables, beans and grains (cereal, pasta, bread) plus optional items including rice, peanut butter and meat (or vegetarian items). Sometimes we will have available extra items donated to us for distribution. A roller bag can be helpful, especially if you are walking or using public transportation.
WHERE ARE WE? 2900 McBride Lane, Santa Rosa, CA.
DIRECTIONS: From Coddingtown, go north on Cleveland Avenue
0.4 mile and turn left on State Farm Drive. Go 1 block and turn
left on McBride Lane. Look for our sign on the left (east) side of
Santa Rosa bus #17 and Sonoma County busses #44 & 48 run
on Range Avenue, which is parallel to, and one block west of,
McBride Lane. Exit the bus at the stop nearest State Farm Drive.
WHAT IF YOU NEED MORE THAN ONCE-A-MONTH GROCERIES? FISH Food Pantry supplies once-a-month emergency food only. For more help with food or other services, call 2-1-1 (website: 211sonoma.org).
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2900 McBride Lane P.O. Box 4291
Santa Rosa, CA Santa Rosa, CA 95402