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Family Services

The Salvation Army in Santa Rosa offers assistance with food, bill pay, and more to those in need.

None of us like to think that one day we could unexpectedly lose our job, develop a serious illness, or lose a family member who has been supporting us, but when these things happen, several common needs arise: the need for a safe place to live, food for our family, and a new source of income.

Our Food Services Department serves close to 200 families a week with emergency groceries, and we offer bread, fruit, and vegetables on a daily basis to anyone who needs food. Each month The Salvation Army distributes close to twenty tons of food, much of it donated by local businesses, schools, and churches. Although the requests are as different as the people, one thing remains constant: people in need expect The Salvation Army to be able to help them.

Food Pantry

Food Pantry Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SOS (Season of Sharing) / DEF (Dollar Energy Fund): Monday - Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Identification - Photo I.D. for all adults in the household and identification for all children residing in the household (i.e. birth     certificate, Social Security card or Medical card).
  • Must provide proof of current address.

Food assistance can be received once every 30 days.

Season of Sharing Program

Office hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Rental Assistance and Critical Family Needs

The Season of Sharing (SOS) service area for this office is Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Cotati only.

Please bring the following:

  • California Driver's License / Valid California Photo Identification Card (Bring the original)
  • Social Security cards of all who live in the household (Bring the originals)
  • Proof of income for all household members (Bring the originals)
  • Lease Agreement or Rental agreement is needed for the process of your application. (Bring original document)
  • Rental Assistance - You must provide the Season of Sharing program with a letter from the landlord or leasing agent that states the amount of rent past due or the deposit required.  This must be on letterhead that has the address and phone number of the landlord.
  • Critical Family Need - Documentation showing an unexpected financial hardship (medical, loss of job, home repair, etc.)
  • A letter is required from you explaining the events that lead up to this situation and why you need help. If you have any receipts for expenses or documents showing your hardships make sure you bring them in to review.
  • Please gather all the above items before coming in.  Not having all the required documentation only prolongs the process.  We will not accept partial documentation. 

Please Note:

  • You must have minor children, someone in the household who is disabled or over 60 years of age.
  • You will be required to prove that you will be able to pay your rent the months following the one in which you receive assistance.
  • If you have received assistance from SOS in the past, you may not receive additional assistance for at least five years. 

Spiritual Counseling available to any interested clients.

Our Family Services offices are located at 93 Stony Circle in Door C, Santa Rosa, CA.

For more information, please call 707-542-0998.