Food Programs

Food Share

The collaborative quarterly convening of programs which have food pantries or provide free meals for those in need in Tehama County.  Approximately fifteen nonprofit and religious groups participate.  During the meetings, the scheduling of food distribution and meals is arranged to avoid duplication.

Resource Sharing

Through the efforts of Food Share, there is a sharing of information, food and equipment.  Upcoming major community events are discussed,  sharing of food products is frequently arranged, and tables and chairs are loaned as needed.  For example, if one program has an excess of bakery products, they are shared with other programs.

Farmers Market Voucher Program

With generous donations from Banner Bank and the Johnson Family Trust,Tehama Together provides thirty dollar vouchers to community members for the purchase of food products at Red Bluff’s Saturday’s Farmers market. This program not only helps families in need, but also supports our local farmers. More than 200 vouchers were distributed at the Red Bluff year-round Saturday market during 2024 to families and individuals. This is the fourth year of food vouchers.

Directory of Food and Meal Providers

To provide members of the community in need of food and meals, Tehama Together maintains a directory of service providers, including locations, distribution times and types of services. 

Distribution of Funds and Food Donations

Turkey giveaway: Tehama Together provided 10 food pantries with turkeys for distribution to clients during Thanksgiving 2023. Thanks again to donations from Banner Bank and the Johnson Family Trust . Approximately 206 turkeys were provided at Thanksgiving along with 10 turkeys to the Veterans of of Foreign Wars and a $100 donation to Connection His Way Church.