Food It Forward

Supporting local food establishments and our essential workers

Food It Forward Three Rivers is a project created to support local food establishments, front-line responders and community volunteers during difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The goal is twofold: 100% of all donations made through this page will go directly to purchasing gift cards from Three Rivers food establishments. You can even pick the restaurant(s) you want us to buy from. We will then present those gift cards to local front-line responders and to local volunteers who are helping keep Three Rivers strong during these difficult times.  Once your donation has been made you will receive an electronic receipt for your donation from our partner, Three Rivers Bread Basket Food Pantry.

If designating a restaurant, be sure to add it to the NOTES section upon checkout.

How it works

Our current mission is to help support local food establishments and individuals impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic for as long as the need exists. Should other needs arise in the future, we will refocus our efforts to help meet those needs.

Our local food establishments have already felt a major blow. Some restaurants have shut down completely while others have been reduced to take-out only. As the peak visitor season draws near, the reduced revenue is likely to create a huge financial burden on local restaurants and their employees.

Your donations will support more than just the local restaurants. The gift cards you purchase will be distributed to local front-line responders and community volunteers. It’s two for one giving.

If designating a restaurant, be sure to add it to the NOTES section upon checkout.

Participating Restaurants

All currently offering takeout.

The Gateway

The Totem

We 3 Bakery

Reimer’s Candies & Ice Cream

Village Market

Three Rivers Brewing Co.

Sequoia Coffee Co.

Three Rivers Yogurt

Sierra Subs and Salads

Casa Mendoza

Pizza Factory

Sequoia Cider Mill

Buckaroo Diner

Sage Roots

Just a few easy steps

1. Click “Donate”

2. Select amount

3. Select payment method

4. Designate in “Note” section which restaurant(s) you wish to support – (optional)

This is a very small selection during the checkout process and easy to miss, so please look carefully for “Note” as you’re checking out.

5. Complete transaction

If designating a restaurant, be sure to add it to the NOTES section upon checkout.


How much of my donation will go to purchasing gift cards?
100% of your donation will go toward the purchase of restaurant gift cards.

I don’t see where I get to select the restaurant I want to support.
You’ll select the restaurant(s) you want to support during the checkout process. After you hit “Donate,” you’ll be asked to select an amount and a payment method. On the next page, there will be a “Note” section. Please write the restaurant you’d like to support in that section. If you want to support more than one restaurant, we will divide the donation up equally, unless you specify otherwise. After filling in this section, you can complete your transaction.

What will you do with the gift cards once they’ve been purchased? We are distributing the cards to local front-line responders and community volunteers. The goal is to put the gift cards back into our community.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Our partner (Three Rivers Bread Basket Food Pantry) is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by state and federal tax laws. Please consult tax professional regarding eligibility.

I’m a local restaurant owner. How do I get my restaurant on the list?
Great, please email or call (559) 799-8201 and we’ll get you enrolled in the program.

What if I have a favorite restaurant that I’d like to support but they’re not on the list?
As long as they are in Three Rivers, we will gladly contact them to see if they would like to participate in this project.

What if I don’t pick any restaurants and would just like to donate? No problem, we’ll pick for you. 100% of your donation will still go to purchasing restaurant gift cards.

What if we want the gift cards donated to our church/organization that also serves the local community?
We are always open to suggestions and will do our best to serve needs in our area. Email us at with your suggestion.

I’m still not entirely sure I understand how this all works?
Email at and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

If designating a restaurant, be sure to add it to the NOTES section upon checkout.
Three Rivers Strong is a grassroots endeavor undertaken by members of the community during the current impact of COVID-19 and into the future as needs arise.