Food For Thought’s Our Long Table event will feature a short and entertaining live auction. Preview our auction packages below and come ready to bid! Funds raised will support Food For Thought’s lifesaving nutrition programs for people living with HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County.
*Please note that auction packages may not appear in this order during the event

Pig Roast for 20
Gather your family and friends and enjoy a pig roast in your backyard! No need to cook because our friends at Victorian Farmstead Meat Company will be there to roast the pig on a spit. Plus, appetizer, sides, dessert, and drinks are all taken care of. Who will you invite over for this one-of-a-kind experience?

  • One locally raised pig

  • Sausage appetizer

  • $300 gift card for delicious sides from Sweet T’s Restaurant

  • Four homemade pies by Laurie Plant

  • One case of beer from Russian River Brewing Co.

Donors: Gabriel Castillo, Victorian Farmstead Meat Company, and the abovementioned individuals and businesses
Expiration: September 2020


Up, Up, and Away
See beautiful Sonoma County from the air! Your evening will start with a private airplane ride for two, followed by dinner at Backyard in Forestville and an overnight stay at Forestville’s romantic Farmhouse Inn.

  • Airplane tour for two

  • $75 gift card to Backyard

  • Overnight stay and breakfast at Farmhouse Inn

Donors: Paho Olive & Laura van Hoorn and the abovementioned businesses
Expiration: April 2020


Special Occasions
Celebrate your special occasions with fabulous Sonoma County getaways! For your birthday, take a trip to Guerneville and stay at Boon Hotel & Spa and enjoy a picnic with food from Big Bottom Market. For your anniversary, head to Bodega Bay for a cozy dinner at Terrapin Creek and an overnight stay and breakfast with breathtaking views of the ocean at The Inn at the Tides. Or when you want to get away just because, enjoy dinner at Perch + Plow, an overnight stay at Hotel La Rose, and breakfast at Omelette Express, all in Old Railroad Square in Santa Rosa.

  • One-night stay at Boon Hotel & Spa and a $50 gift card to Big Bottom Market

  • One-night stay and complimentary breakfast at The Inn at the Tides and $100 gift certificate to Terrapin Creek Restaurant

  • One-night stay at Hotel La Rose, $125 gift card to Perch + Plow, and $30 gift certificate to Omelette Express

Donors: Many thanks to the abovementioned hotels and restaurants
Expiration: August 2020, excluding holidays

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Concerts, Movies & More
We are sending you as a VIP to the movies, concerts, and more! You’ll go backstage and meet the Doobie Brothers at their concert in San Francisco, attend a pre-concert VIP event before the world-renowned chamber orchestra The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at the Green Music Center, watch unlimited movies for a year at Rialto Cinemas, and enjoy shows at 6th Street Playhouse and Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

  • Two tickets and backstage passes to the Doobie Brothers concert in San Francisco on September 12

  • Four tickets to The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields at the Green Music Center on October 13

  • Full-year VIP pass to Rialto Cinemas for an individual or couple

  • Two tickets to any 2019 – 2020 show at 6th Street Playhouse

  • Two tickets for MOMIX at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on October 17

Donors: Patrick Simmons and the abovementioned businesses
Expiration: June 2020 – August 2020

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Sonoma County Adventures
Grab your adventure buddy and explore Sonoma County by zipline, canoe, kayak, and bike! Enjoy a thrilling day of ziplining in the trees, spend a day on the Russian River, or ride bikes through Dry Creek Valley. Pick a different adventure each week and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors!

  • Two weekday zipline flights at Sonoma Canopy Tours

  • Two all-day canoe rentals and trips at Burke’s Canoe Trips

  • Half-day trip for two at River’s Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips

  • Two full-day bike rentals from Spoke Folk Cyclery

  • Self-guided bike tour for two with Wine Country Bikes

Donors: Many thanks to the abovementioned businesses
Expiration Dates Range: February 2020 – September 2020


Pizza Pizza
You can have pizza every night of the week when you take home this Fornetto Wood Fired Pizza Oven. Don’t know how to make pizza? Chef Lynn of Cottonwood Catering will come to your home for a personalized cooking class. You and up to 10 friends will learn to make pizza with assorted toppings, receive recipes, and enjoy an oven-roasted seasonal dessert!

  • Fornetto Wood Fired Pizza Oven

  • Pizza cooking class for 8-10 guests, including all ingredients for pizza and dessert

  • 1 mixed case of wine

Donors: Lynn McCarthy of Cottonwood Catering and Friedman’s Home Improvement
Expiration: August 1, 2020, excluding holidays

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Going to Truckee
Pack up the family and head to Truckee! You’ll stay at a beautifully furnished condo located just a short drive from hiking trails, the Truckee River, and Lake Tahoe. Don’t forget an evening outfit for your dinner at the stylish Restaurant Trokay in downtown Truckee.

  • Five-night stay at two-bedroom, two-bath condo in Truckee

  • $250 gift card to Restaurant Trokay

  • Welcome basket including wine and snacks

Donors: Susan and Jeffrey Petersen, Ian Petersen, and Restaurant Trokay
Valid: September – November 2019 or April – September 2020

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