Gustavo Wine is Proud to Support...Fork It Over

Fork It Over Benefits our Napa Valley Food Bank 

The Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV) Food Bank assists people to become (or remain) self-sufficient by lessening the stress of meeting their basic need for food. The Food Bank provides food to low-income individuals, families, and seniors, as well as to other organizations serving those less fortunate, through partnerships that maximize the foodstuffs supplied to Napa County’s low-income people.


  • 38% of the people served are children under age 18

  • 17% are seniors, age 60 or older

  • 63% are of Latino ethnicity

  • 62% are “working class poor,” defined as working one or more non-living wage jobs

  • 13% are “multi-family households,” defined as more than one family living in a single

    family dwelling

  • 18% are disabled


    Food Pantry NetworkA person/family may access a monthly allotment of food, which includes nonperishable items, fresh dairy, fresh produce, frozen meat, and staples such as bread, pinto beans, and rice. Allotments are based on household size.

    Senior Brown Bag Program: Seniors over 60 are provided a twice-monthly box of 12-14 nutritious food items that are low/no salt, low/no sugar, easy-to-prepare staples, as well as fresh dairy and produce.

    USDA Commodity ProgramFamilies are provided with 8-10 staple items such as canned meat, vegetables, fruit, cereal, and pasta per month at 13 sites In Napa County.

    Adopt-A-Block ProgramFresh produce is distributed to five low-income neighborhoods throughout Napa every Saturday.

    Nonprofit Agency AccessFood is provided to local nonprofits on a weekly basis to offset their feeding needs. Nonprofits include CHDC Farmworker Camps, ParentsCan, Napa Emergency Women’s Services, McAlister Drug and Rehab Program, Salvation Army, The Table, and others. (more)


In 2015, 1,623,609 lbs. of food was distributed, which included 700,000 lbs. of produce (64,680 lbs. through produce giveaways), 34,949 allotments to unduplicated 9,824 individuals through the Food Pantry Network, 7,278 “brown bags” to 351 unduplicated individuals through the Senior Brown Bag Program, and 3,969 commodity allotments to 422 unduplicated individuals through the USDA Program. 


The Festivities!

5:30pm Reception

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia Gardens

Music by the Uncorked All Stars!

Oxbow District Wines, Beer and Cocktails

Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Gustavo Wine

Krupp Brothers Winery

Mark Herold Wines

Napa Valley Distillery

The Wine Thief

Uncorked at Oxbow



Oxbow Public Market Artisan Merchants

The Restaurant at CIA Copia


7pm Dinner

Oxbow Public Market River Deck

open seating or reserved tables for parties of 10

5 Mystery Magnums

Live Auction

Raise Your Paddle for the Nutrition Education Program

4 Course Dinner prepared by

Chef Ken of La Toque

Chef Todd Humphries of Kitchen Door

La Toque

Greenleaf Produce

Five Dot Ranch

The Olive Press


Napa Valley Wines


Crocker  & Starr

Paradigm Winery


Magnavita Cellars

Robert Biale Vineyards

Shafer Vineyards


Vineyard 29

Volker Eisele Family Estates

9pm After Dinner Drinks and Dessert

Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Kara’s Cupcakes


Information provided by:

Friends of Fork It Over

 Chair: Don Shindle

Aura Adams, Catherine Bergen, Steve Carlin, Harvest Duhig, Ken Frank,

Anne Girvin, Peter Granoff, Kelsey Hertig,

Mike Jackson, Meghan Krsek,

Bill LaLiberte, Chuck McMinn, Elaine St. Clair, Diana Zapolski

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photo provided by Bob McClenahan Photography

Gustavo Brambila
Gustavo Brambila


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