Harris Ranch Beef Company extends a helping hand to retailers and residents in Sonoma and Napa counties after the areas have been damaged by unprecedented wildfires. To date Harris Ranch has donated hundreds of pounds of beef to help feed first responders, and to fundraisers in the area.  The company has also sent staff members to wine country to help with fundraising efforts.

“As a company we have longstanding relationships with food retailers and customers in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties,” says Brad Caudill, Vice President of Marketing for Harris Ranch Beef.  “We want to help people get their lives back on track and restore business in the area.  We are pleased to give back to this community that has given us so much.” 

Caudill and a team of Harris Ranch staff traveled in November from California’s Central Valley to Sonoma County to partner with Cattlemens Restaurant in Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village Shopping Center for a large fundraiser. The event featured live music from three bands, and restaurants in the shopping center offered special dishes at food stations in exchange for donations to help victims of the wildfires.  First Responders were invited to a special area of the shopping center where Harris Ranch Beef and Cattlemens Restaurant treated them to a hearty steak dinner.

Harris Ranch Beef has also helped in the following ways:

  • Molsberry’s Market in the Larkfield area of Santa Rosa, an area heavily damaged, hosted a fundraiser Saturday, October 28th.  This market has a long history as a Harris Ranch customer, so the company donated 250 pounds of hamburger patties to grill and offer in exchange for donations for fire victims.  The event raised $8,700.
  • During the week of the fires Harris Ranch donated 130 pounds of Tri Tip to the Tri Tip Trolley food truck based in Glen Ellen, who fed first responders in one of the harder hit areas in Sonoma County.
  • 280 pounds of Harris Ranch Round Flat roasts and 120 pounds of Tri Tips were given to help a team from The Culinary Institute of America feed 100 Cal Fire helicopter pilots, and more first responders during the week of the fires.

The latest figures state 8,400 structures were destroyed and the damage is estimated to reach $4.6 billion or higher.  Harris Ranch Beef is committed to continue to help its Wine Country neighbors get back on their feet.

Source: Harris Ranch Beef Co.