The Redwood Empire Food Bank is in need of volunteers. A spokeswoman for the Santa Rosa-based food bank said that they are in “dire” need of volunteers. The coronavirus pandemic has put people out of work and as the pandemic has continued, fewer volunteers have come forward. Officials say that the food bank has served more than 450,000 people in multiple counties since March, which is a 280% increase in food recipients. Volunteers will wear masks and gloves and will have to socially distance themselves.