Petaluma Bounty is working to create a sustainable Petaluma food system with healthy fresh food for everyone!
Formed in summer 2006 with initial seed funding from the Hub of Petaluma Foundation, Petaluma Bounty is a community-based nonprofit that is helping folks to grow their own healthy food, redistributing surplus food, and providing affordable fresh food to low-income families and seniors.
Our core programs include: a network of Community Gardens throughout Petaluma to increase food self-sufficiency and strengthen community; Bounty Hunters –a community food gleaning program that collects fresh, surplus food from backyard gardens, farms and businesses and distributes it to food pantries and senior centers; the Bounty Farm– an educational urban farm growing sustainably farmed food for the community and teaching sustainable agriculture to students, interns and the general public; the Bounty Box Food Club–weekly boxes of organic fruits and vegetables sold at wholesale prices to low-income families (with retail Boxes also available); and, Backyard Bounty–our newest program, that will build your new Victory Garden or expand your existing garden, with pre-built garden boxes and containers, or a custom designed “permaculture” inspired food forest.
In Summer, 2009, Petaluma Bounty began operating as an independent nonprofit corporation, with a huge debt of gratitude to Elim Lutheran Church, which has provided so much administrative and moral support, and has served as our fiscal sponsor since we began.
There are many ways to get involved with Petaluma Bounty—as a volunteer, food donor, financial donor, corporate sponsor, customer, or service partner. Community garden and farm volunteer days, Food Posses (food gleaning groups), educational workshops (on such topics as healthy cooking, organic gardening, nutrition, and more), and community organizing are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available for individuals, families and business teams. You’ll learn more about these opportunities throughout this website.
Thank you for your interest in building a healthier local food system!