Santa Rosa, CA – Sonoma County Farm Bureau is committed to assisting our rural neighbors through this difficult time. Efforts to support our agricultural community within Sonoma County will be an ongoing long-term project. As we continue to evaluate the needs for our ag community, we will respond to additional needs as they arise. Here’s how you can assist the local agricultural community right now:
Sonoma County Farm Bureau is coordinating donations of feed and supplies for livestock and horses. The Farm Bureau office has secured a storage yard and is in the process of gathering feed and hay for distribution to affected farmers throughout the county. Sonoma County Farm Bureau is seeking donations of feed from our community. If you cannot donate feed, monetary donations will be accepted to assist with livestock relief efforts. If you or a livestock/horse owner you know has been affected by recent wildfires, please call 707-544-5575 or email [email protected] for assistance.
Ag Worker Fund
The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation is partnering with the Sonoma County Farm Bureau to establish a housing recovery fund for ag workers and their families who were displaced from their homes by last week’s devastating fires. The fund will serve to assist ag workers who lost their homes in the fires by helping to fund the re-establishment of new households. For anyone interested in contributing to the housing fund, visit: www.scggf.org to make a contribution. SCGGF is a 501(c)(3) organization. If you or an employee was affected by the recent wildfires, please email [email protected] with your contact information so they may reach out to you to provide support.
Buy Local and Encourage Tourism
As we all know, supporting Sonoma County is critical right now. There’s an easy way to help and chances are you’ve already been doing it. Whether it’s drinking Sonoma County wine or eating Sonoma County cheese, purchasing any local commodity will help our community.
Above all, encourage others to visit Sonoma County. Despite the recent devastating effects, Sonoma County is still here and our tourist infrastructure is intact. As we start to rebuild pieces of our community, it is crucial that we all serve as ambassadors to the beautiful place we call home.
Support our community by supporting the local food system: buy local!
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