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Feed it Forward - Sonoma County Launches!

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Feed It Forward >> Sonoma County's mission is to support our family-run restaurants by facilitating anonymous sponsorship of meals for people out of work. https://www.feeditforwardsonomacounty.org/



How it Works 

Awesome Sonoma County folks like you contribute to the Feed It Forward >> Sonoma County Go Fund Me. We use these funds to purchase gift certificates to local, small family-run restaurants, and either email or snail mail them to Sonoma County residents who have recently lost work due to Covid-19. 

Frequently Asked Questions

*What is Feed It Forward >> Sonoma County?*

Fires. Floods. More fires. Sonoma County has been through devastating hard times before. What did we learn? The best of our community shows up. We help each other. We support each other. We work together. We love each other. This community spirit has defined our identity as a county, and has helped us to stay #SonomaStrong through it all. Feed It Forward >> Sonoma County is a small grass-roots effort to save our small local restaurants from the financial devastation of COVID-19 while supporting our neighbors who are experiencing the hardship of job and income loss. We appreciate and love our culinary diversity and want to do what we can to help restaurants stay afloat while helping folks who could use a take-out meal as a gift.

*How can I be sure you're really going to use my $ to give gift certificates away?*

We'll be posting updates about our gift certificate purchases on the Go Fund Me page, as well as sharing any thank you notes that come in from meal recipients.  Besides, the whole point for us is to help local folks and local restaurants, so we're definitely excited to use the funds to gift the meals.

*How do you choose the restaurants to support?*

We are focusing on small, family-run restaurants of all cuisine types. Because of the shelter-in-place order, we may give priority to restaurants that have online gift certificates available for purchase.

*I own a local small restaurant. How do I start offering gift certificates online?*

First check with your Point of Sale cashier system (Square, Clover, Toast, etc.) Many have an easy way to integrate e-Gift Certificates into your system. Or, you can sign up with GiftFly, which is an easy and low-cost way to start offering e-certificates on your website or Yelp page right away.

*Can I recommend a restaurant to support?​*

Sure! We've got a "Recommend a Restaurant" option here. We'll consider the  recommendations  when making choices about which restaurants to support.

*What is the recommended sponsorship amount?*

Each gift certificate will be for $40. However, we'll gratefully accept more or less-- whatever you feel you want to contribute.

*Who is behind Feed it Forward > Sonoma County? * 

Kim Isley, a grateful Sonoma County resident and small business owner, and a small group of local volunteers run this site out of love for our community. Feel free to contact us here.

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