Tragedy Hits Northern California
As 22 separate fires burned across eight counties, encompassing over 200,000 acres of Northern California, more than 50,000 people were evacuated, and countless people lost their homes, their businesses, their schools, and are displaced from their community. The scale of this tragedy is unimaginable.
Our team members and customers in these communities are being impacted, so we’re doing everything we can to support them, committing our resources, time, and prayers to those affected for the duration of this crisis. We dispatched refrigerated trucks carrying supplies to meet the most immediate needs of victims as outlined by local authorities — apples, bananas, baby diapers, baby formula, water and adult diapers. Our trucks will stay in Sonoma and Napa Counties to provide the Office of Emergency Services support as they distribute needed items to various evacuation centers across the area. Our local team is personally delivering items to various outlets throughout the community.
How You Can Help
Raley’s is accepting donations at our nearby locations at each cash register! Additional ways to help:
- Click here to view a list of organizations accepting donations online
- Donate to local animal shelters: Humane Society of Sonoma County: sonomahumane.org
- Humane Society of Napa County: napahumane.org, and Yuba-Sutter SPCA: yubasutterspca.org
- Sign up to volunteer with the Red Cross.
Stay off the roads, if possible, as you are hindering emergency vehicles and urgent evacuees from getting through.
These nearby stores stayed open during the crisis in service of our customers.
• Raley’s Santa Rosa: 1407 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
• Raley’s Rohnert Park: 100 Raley’s Towne Center, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
• Raley’s Petaluma: 157 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
• Raley’s Windsor: 8852 Lakewood Drive, Windsor, CA 95492
• Raley’s Ukiah: 1315 N. State St., Ukiah, CA 95482
October 22: As fires continue in Mendocino County, our team at the Raley’s in Ukiah has helped feed hundreds of firefighters and emergency personnel over the last two weeks. In addition to feeding them nutritious meals, KIND has donated bars to help with needed snack items. Our vendor partners continue to step up and donate – Navajo Incorporated provided trial sized toiletries to help residents in Santa Rosa as well as our own Raley’s team members that have lost their homes.
October 16: Our Raley’s in Petaluma showed the Sonoma Sheriff Department some love today with lunch. We remain vigilant to our communities. As many evacuations lift, we will be thinking of all of you heading back to your homes and neighborhoods. When you’re ready and need us, we’ll be here for you. After all, food connects us.
October 15: Continuing to help as we can, Raley’s supported the Napa Fire Department today with lunch. Our team continues to support those in need throughout various evacuation centers delivering water and sandwiches. Our Sacramento Raley’s at Fair Oaks and Howe Avenue provided dinner for the volunteers working at the Red Cross Cal Expo shelter.
October 14: Our friends at Taylor Farms came through in a big way, providing 2,000 ready-to-go sandwiches for the disaster areas. In Fairfield, our Raley’s team members donated coffee, fresh fruit, water and sandwiches to the local command center at Solano College. And from our partner, Zespri, we had a pallet of Sun Gold Kiwi go out to our nine impacted stores for distribution to our neighbors who need it.
October 13: With more evacuations over the evening in Calistoga, we saw a rise in need in the Napa area. Raley’s provided toiletries and food to hundreds of people at a shelter just down the street from our store. Our team at the Raley’s in Petaluma had the honor of feeding the hard-working Police Department. We will continue to support with food and love as the fire storm continues.
October 12: The Raley’s team continues to support our friends and neighbors during this difficult time. We are proud to feed emergency personnel and utility company workers throughout the affected region. Today we took healthy snacks to Cal OES and breakfast and lunch to the Red Cross volunteers. Our partners in the food world, Proctor & Gamble, Columbus, KIND, Taylor Farms, Foster Farms, Acosta Sales & Marketing, and more are providing support and donated product to hand out to those who need it.
October 11: Given the fires farther north, Raley’s sent another truck containing apples, bananas, baby diapers, baby formula, bottled water and adult diapers to Ukiah. Our local team at Raley’s personally delivered needed items to various outlets in the community.
October 10: Raley’s has dispatched two refrigerated trucks carrying supplies to meet the most immediate needs of victims as outlined by the Office of Emergency Services and the Red Cross— apples, bananas, baby diapers, baby formula, water and adult diapers. Our trucks will stay in Sonoma and Napa Counties to provide the Office of Emergency Services support as they distribute needed items to various evacuation centers across the area.