Livingston-based poultry producer Foster Farms on Monday donated $100,000 to help meet the needs of people displaced by the wildfires in Sonoma, Solano and Napa counties.
The donation is to the Redwood Empire Food Bank, based in Santa Rosa. It serves communities that are among the most affected by the fires, with thousands of homes destroyed and tens of thousands of residents evacuated, according to a news release from Foster Farms.
The family-owned business also pledged to deliver 10,000 pounds of poultry products to the food bank once it again can accept and distribute perishable food donations.
“Foster Farms has served the communities of Northern California for decades, and we are committed to helping our neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the raging wildfires,” Laura Flanagan, CEO of Foster Farms, said in the news release. “... we hope that our donations will give a ray of hope to those who have lost so much. We encourage other Northern California businesses and individuals to support REFB in its efforts to help those displaced by the fires.”
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David Goodman, CEO of the food bank, said in the release, “Their donation of $100,000 not only helps with immediate needs of fire victims but also longer-term efforts that continue as part of the disaster recovery and rebuilding.”