Franchetti’s Kitchen

Before SFM was even launched, John and Gesine said “Yes” to whatever it was we needed.  On the first day of service, the restaurant opened its doors wide, invited us in and inspired us to actually start cooking some of the tons of produce and food arriving at the kitchen doors. John’s team has continued to make thousands of meals each week in addition to their regular restaurant hours. We can never thank them enough. Never.

Stark Reality Restaurants

From the first moments of the fire, Mark and Terri Stark of Stark Reality Restaurants had our back. Offering up chef help as well as equipment and our first major donation — in the midst of their own tragedy of losing Willi’s Winebar — we couldn’t have done it without them.

McNear’s Restaurant

Ken ODonnell arrived in our kitchen quietly, rolling his sleeves up and tackling a mountain of dishes. Every single day. Most of us didn’t even know that he owned McNears until days later when he dropped off a check for our project. Ever since, Ken has been a huge supporter and his staff have given countless hours making meals for us. He’s bought us equipment and worked tirelessly for SFM.

Preferred Sonoma Caterers

Caterer extraordinaire Amber Balshaw has delivered literal tons (we think) of food to us, always calling when she has something to share with our families. Her staff also helped us do a catering of our own. Hugs!