Results from CalFresh Awareness Month

Another CalFresh Awareness Month (May) is in the books! Thank you to everyone who shared our posts, spread the word, and came out to farmers’ markets during the month of May! Due to our collective efforts, we were able to distribute $8,191 in CalFresh and $7,512 in Market Match Incentives to 459 (non-unique) customers. That’s $15,703 that was used to Continue Reading →

How does the Bounty interface with emergency food distribution?

The other day, I was asked to share with a new partner how Petaluma Bounty supports and helps improve emergency food outlets. First, let me back up and describe what I mean by emergency food outlets. That is a catchall term I use to describe any group that provides groceries (shelf stable to produce) or prepared meals to people in our Continue Reading →

Expanding the Farmacy model to Forestville

This year, Petaluma Bounty became a subcontractor of InterFaith Sustainable Food Collaborative as part of their USDA FINI grant. This funding provides matching incentives for the Bounty Farmacy, Sliding Scale Farmstand and CSA boxes for CalFresh customers. It includes a small amount of funds for Petaluma Bounty to provide technical expertise to mentor a new Farmacy site. Below, is a Continue Reading →

A milestone worth celebrating!

Petaluma Bounty is now offering local affordable food incentives everywhere our produce is sold…and beyond!   Tuesday Farm Stand from 3 to 6pm at the Bounty Farm offers 30% discounts for limited income families and 50% discounts for CalFresh customers up to $20. Thursday Farmacy at the Petaluma Health Center offers the same (only available to PHC patients). Saturday Walnut Continue Reading →

Update on AB 234- Progress was made!

After much deliberation, compromise and revisions, AB 234 was passed by the governor in October with much improvements from the original draft. Intended to be a clean-up bill to AB 1990, AB 234 addressed some concerns related to new regulations reducing the willingness of people to donate food, increasing administrative burdens on volunteer gleaning networks and potentially threatening the supply Continue Reading →