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In January of 2018, Waves of Compassion Foundation, set up, funded and operated Bodega Bay’s first Food Pantry.
Our pantry serves local people who either live or work in our coastal community.
Pantries are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month in Bodega Bay. We are temporarily operating out of the Bodega Bay Yacht Club parking lot.
Our current hours are 3:30-5:00pm.
We purchase most food from the Redwood Empire Food Bank and distribute it at no cost.
A COVID TRANSITION
Safety of our community is of upmost importance to us. We are taking all recommended safety precautions during the pandemic, including:
We closely monitor our County Health Department's guidelines and follow all regulations.
We currently operate as a drive-through to reduce everyone's exposure. All food is Pre-bagged and brought to your car.
For those who are self quarantining, who are part of a high risk group, or who wish to avoid coming directly to the pantry, we offer delivery.
We want to make sure that we are providing a service to our community that includes avenues for each individual to receive assistance in the manner that feels the most safe for them.
Don't hesitate to contact us and ask for your pantry food to be delivered if needed.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE EVERYTHING HAPPEN
We’d like to thank our many volunteers; the pantry would not be possible without your help. The dedication we're seeing from our small area is jaw-dropping and we've never been more impressed or proud to be a part of this community. Together, we make a huge difference in providing the support our community needs. Thank you!
BIG HELP FROM SMALL PLACES
We'd like to thank the one large partner organization for our food pantry - Redwood Empire Food Bank. They have been instrumental in our ability to start and operate this gift to our community.
Our food pantry would not be possible without the sponsorship and partnership of the 777 Grange Hall. Our Bodega Bay Grange serves our community in so many ways, and has become the staple of our food pantry. Thank you Grange Board!
A huge thank you to the Sonoma County Regional Parks for the interim use of the Bodega Bay Yacht Club's parking lot!
Our small local businesses have stepped up heroically in their donations and support to our pantry effort. We'd especially like to thank:
Raymond’s Bakery - For regular donation of freshly baked artisan bread. What a special and unique treat to have as part of our regular food pantry. We love you Mark!
Pelican Plaza Grocery & Deli - For crucial and regular logistical aid - as well as for providing back-up food on the occassions certain key staples miss the delivery truck!
Bill's Farm Basket - For aid in sourcing locally grown, fresh produce and avocados. We love our farmers and Bill's!
Grocery Outlet of Santa Rosa - For regular large orders of specialty items at rates we could never find elsewhere. We are so grateful!
The Tides Restaurant - For providing last minute backup on items needed. Thank you!
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