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On Saturday, August 22 Food for Thought Food Bank hosted a Virtual Long Table event via livestream at the Simply Solar offices! Executive Director of Food For Thought, Ron Karp, informed the team that the event was a huge success raising over $50,000 to help feed Sonoma County Covid-19 patients!

During the event, the team set up an outdoor phone center to collect donations, and ensured that they were able to host the best event possible while still following Covid-19 social distancing protocols.

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The Whimsical Cat by Sonoma artist Patrick Amiot

Food For Thought auctioned held an online auction prior to the event. Donors were able to bid on some amazing items like a dinner for 8 by Michele Anna Jordan, Beer for A Year from Lagunitas, and overnight hotel stays. A local artist, Patrick Amiot, even provided a piece of art that alone raised $2700 for the food bank! All donations provided were matched up to $25k by Ron Rubin Winery.

The Simply Solar team is proud to stand behind amazing organizations like Food For Thought! Thank you for what you are doing for our community!

Food For Thought provides free weekly groceries, including fresh produce, nutritional supplements, vitamins, and whatever other goodies are on hand, along with frozen meals. Services include nutrition counseling, healthy cooking classes, a congregate lunch program three times a week, and an organic gardening project.

The FFT organization currently feeds more than 1000 people, including men, women, and dependent children of parents who live with HIV, COVID-19 and other serious illnesses. They also provide services in English and Spanish. More than one third of their clients receive delivery service because they are homebound due to ill health or lack of transportation. Want more information on volunteering with Food For Thought? Check them out!