Friends in Sonoma Helping

Sonoma’s All Volunteer Emergency Assistance Organization Since 1971

Friends in Sonoma Helping (F.I.S.H.) is a caring bridge for the increasing number of Sonoma Valley neighbors that need help.  We are a group of 160+ volunteers who are happy to serve all who are in need. F.I.S.H offers immediate emergency assistance keeping families from becoming homeless or going hungry.

In 2010, F.I.S.H. services included giving:

  • 1,985 households a three-day supply of groceries
  • 2,941 car rides to medical appointments
  • 287 families emergency rental/utility assistance
  • 446 families Christmas food baskets
  • 78 home-bound clients received monthly grocery food deliveries
  • 144 new mothers received layette sets for their newborns
  • 140 clients per week received clothing at the FISH Clothes Closet
  • 12,082 clients received food at FISH’s First Wednesday surplus food giveaway

The unique contribution of F.I.S.H. to Sonoma Valley is its ability to coordinate the individual human response to meet the immediate basic needs of our neighbors. Our community cannot be complete as long as part of it is suffering from hunger, isolation or threat of homelessness.  F.I.S.H. reaches out to address the most immediate needs of our neighbors while longer term solutions can be found.

To learn more, visit F.I.S.H..