For many, August calls to mind vacations, cookouts, and finding ways to beat the heat. At Food For Thought, it also means the garden is bursting and celebrating eight great years of Food For Thought Antiques, and preparing for big events down the road. This month may signal the close of summer, but excitement is right around the corner, including informative workshops with attorney Naomi Metz, the 15th annual Calabash, and the always-popular Sister’s Bingo.
August Marks 8 Great Years Of Food For Thought Antiques!
Each weekend in August will feature BBQ tastings and fun card games with customers, with prizes including store discounts, fine chocolate, and more.
The month’s festivities will go out with a bang with store-wide sales on August 29-30. All proceeds from Food For Thought Antiques benefit Food For Thought’s programs and services.
Thank You Sonoma Wine Country Weekend!
Food For Thought recently received a generous grant from the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, a Labor Day weekend event that brings together some of Sonoma County’s top winemakers, growers, and chefs.
Funds from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend have been crucial in supporting their mission. You can help Food For Thought and other organizations like it by buying a ticket and savor the best wine and food the county has to offer!
Come See What’s Blooming!
Now is the perfect time to check out the FFT garden. Sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, and violets are in full bloom, and the vegetable garden is bursting.
The organic fruits and vegetables grown in the garden help make the free, congregate lunch possible. Along with our bounty of beautiful flowers, they provide their clients, volunteers, staff, and friends with an important connection to nature. Now is the opportune time to swing by and see what’s in season.
Legacy Workshops For LGBT Estates.
Food For Thought will offer two upcoming workshops with attorney Naomi Metz, who focuses on working with the LGBT community. Join us in learning more about legacy planning, understanding your rights, and making the best plan for you and your family.
Workshop 1: Protect Your Legacy: An Estate Planning Workshop for the LGBT Community
Thursday, September 17, 5:30-6:30 pm
Workshop 2: What’s Next: What Happens to Your Estate (Everything You Now Own) After You’re Gone
Wednesday, September 23, 1-2 pm
For more information or to sign up for these informative workshops, visit Food For Thought online or contact Lucy Barnett by phone at (707) 887-1647 x 118.
Sister’s Bingo With The Russian River Sisters!
15TH Annual Calabash Comes In October!
The Calabash is a Celebration of Gourds, Art, and the Garden and will be held October 4th, 1-5pm. Tickets go on sale August 15th. The cost is $50 the day of or pre-buy for $45. Contact Sara at (702) 887-1647 x117. For sponsorships contact Karen at (707) 887-1647 to find out more.
Food Drives Start August 8TH!
The Food Drive Program is vital to Food For Thought’s ability to serve their clients. To help out, contact Amanda Wood at (707) 887-1647. Come on out and be a part of one of their upcoming food drives!
Saturday, August 8: Oliver’s Montecito Blvd. (Santa Rosa)
Join The Food For Thought Volunteer Team!
Want to lend a hand? They are always looking for people to pitch in with Food For Thought events. Whether it’s participating in a food drive or helping out with Calabash, the time volunteers give is what makes all their work possible. They simply couldn’t do it without you.
The next orientation for new volunteers will be on Tuesday, August 18 at 7 pm at the Food Bank. Visit Food For Thought online for an application.
6550 Railroad Avenue or PO Box 1608, Forestville, CA 95436