Meals on Wheels San Francisco is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a network of services allowing thousands of seniors to live in their homes with dignity and independence. It is a cause that is personal for our proprietors, Kelley and Jim Bailey, and they have supported the organization for many years. Knights Bridge Winery has been honored to partner through the annual Gala with wine, donations, and auction lots.
When the annual Gala was canceled this past May, due to COVID-19, we joined to support the virtual Fund-A-Route Pledge Drive as a Star Vintner. The online event was held October 11 and during the live broadcast Kelley and Jim announced a $50,000 donation on behalf of Knights Bridge Winery to Meals on Wheels San Francisco, which will directly serve 10,000 meals to homebound seniors.
We invite you to join us in pledging support for food insecurity for seniors and Meals on Wheels in whatever way is meaningful for you. Not only will you feel great about doing good, especially in these challenging times, every donation of $2,500 or more will receive a Knights Bridge Wine Tasting Sampler with an educational virtual tasting. It’s our way of thanking all those who have joined with us to support food security for seniors during these uncertain times.
All donations support the delivery of over 2 million meals annually, nutrition counseling, social work services, and urgent home repair needs. Please visit mowsf.org/2020pledge for more information and to make a direct donation to The Star Chefs and Vintners Fund-A-Route Pledge Drive.
In the aftermath of the devasting 2020 wildfire season, many of our guests, members, and long-time customers have asked how to help wine country rebuild. Although all wineries have been impacted to some degree by smoke, the pandemic, and restaurant closures, the below list of small, family-owned wineries have experienced significant fire damage to their vineyards and facilities. Supporting them can be as simple as choosing their wines for your table and sharing with friends and family.
Behrens Family Winery
Bremer Family Winery
Cain Vineyard & Winery
Dutch Henry Winery
Fairwinds Estate Winery
Fantesca Estate & Winery
Ritchie Creek Vineyard
Sherwin Family Vineyards
Spring Mountain Vineyard
For those looking for additional ways to help the larger community, the Redwood Credit Union has opened a 2020 fire relief fund to assist fire survivors who lost their homes in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and Lake counties.
Tax-deductible donations will be distributed through nonprofits or given directly to those in need.
Visit the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund for more information.
Redwood Empire Food Bank is providing food to displaced Sonoma County residents. The nonprofit accepts donations in two ways: give online, or bring food donations directly to the Redwood Empire Food Bank at 3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sonoma Family Meal is also providing food assistance to Glass fire evacuees. You may donate online here.
The California Community Foundation has added the Glass fire to its list of 2020 incidents. The foundation focuses on mid- and long-term recovery efforts. You may donate online here.
The Red Cross is assisting Sonoma County with providing emergency shelter for evacuees.
You may donate online here.