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Free Local Food Is One Text Away!

Posted on June 19, 2020


Text FoodText FOOD is a new text message-based tool that connects you to local information about where to get food near you. With Text FOOD, Sonoma County residents can use their cellphones to text the word “Food/Comida” to the phone number and get an immediate response with the information they need.

The Text FOOD program is the first tool in a growing toolkit that supports collaboration among those who seek to create Text Comidaconditions that give shelterless and low-income residents the options they need to make choices that promote resilience and good health.

How it works:

  • Text the word FOOD or COMIDA to 707-353-6333
  • You will be asked to reply, “1” for Meals or “2” for Groceries
  • Follow the prompt, send a text specifying the City or Zip code you are in.
  • You will receive up-to-date information about the free food options close by!

Who is behind Text FOOD?

Gillian Haley, Executive Director of Justicewise*, is leading the initiative, with support from St. Joseph Healthcare System, Rebuild North Bay, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Sonoma Intersections Coalition, Grace Cheung-Schulman and many other homeless advocates throughout Sonoma County. Contact gillian.haley@justicewise.org to learn more!

*Justicewise is a fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit.

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