Three Rivers locals form Food It Forward

It’s two for one giving and it gives our local food establishments the best chance at being there for us when the storm passes. (Diana Jules, Food It Forward organizer)

While Three Rivers adjusts to what comes next in this pandemic, a core group of locals have banded together to help embattled restaurants. This example of local folks helping their own is a great way to ensure all Three Rivers restaurants and grocery stores are still in business coming out the other side of this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Three Rivers locals form Food It Forward

Within 10 days of going live with this project, Food It Forward has raised over $5,000.

Here’s how it works

Tax-deductible donations to Food It Forward will purchase gift cards from all the local restaurants and  the grocery stores too. The gift cards with the Food It Forward logo will, in turn, be distributed to those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic: emergency personnel, nurses, health care workers, and all essential workers. Three Rivers locals form Food It Forward

How to donate

—Make checks payable to Three Rivers Bread Basket (the nonprofit 501(c)(3) umbrella organization); note Food It Forward on the memo line. Drop off at Valley Oak Credit Union or mail to VOCU, P.O. Box 279, Three Rivers, CA 93271. Checks may also be taken to Sierra Real Estate, 40846 Sierra Drive. Three Rivers locals form Food It Forward

—Online donations will be accepted at the Food It Forward website.

Participating Restaurants

Buckaroo Diner, Casa Mendoza Mexican Restaurant, Gateway Restaurant, Pizza Factory, Reimer’s Candies, Sage Roots Organic Produce, Sequoia Cider Mill, Sequoia Coffee Co., Sierra Subs, Three Rivers Brewing Co., Three Rivers Yogurt, Totem Market and Deli, Village Market, We Three Bakery and Restaurant. (Note: Donors may earmark a business of their choice for the donation or let Food It Forward distribute the dollars evenly to all participating businesses.)

Food It Forward is being organized by Diana Jules of Three Rivers. For more information or to ask a question, email   

5 thoughts on “Three Rivers locals form Food It Forward

  • May 22, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Nice to appreciate the essential workers, but what about the locals. Who are out of work? Shouldn’t this be open to those in need?

    • May 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Don’t forget – we have a fabulous food pantry up here and we are stocking up for our distributions. Contact us at 4154.

  • May 22, 2020 at 11:25 am

    This attitude of caring and helpfulness is the heart of Three Rivers. Thanks, Diana for your inspiration and energy. And thanks to everyone else for forming up beside her. Three Rivers Bread Basket is such a special part of Three Rivers. Way more than waiting for people to come to them they reach out to touch us. Thanks, Elizabeth La Mar for being the guardian and driver!

    • May 22, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      thank you Nadine for your support and encouragement.


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