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3rd Annual Crab Feed Benefiting Disabled Veterans & Their Families

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST

$20 – $100


3rd Annual Crab Feed Benefiting Disabled Veterans & Their Families

Join us for a mouthwatering feast at the Veterans Memorial Building Auditorium! Indulge in all-you-can-eat delicious, fresh Dungeness crab served cold, pasta, salad, bread, dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks while supporting our disabled veterans and their families. Wine and beer are available to complement the evening. Select raffles and bid on silent auction items. Grab your friends and family, and join us for this memorable evening filled with great food, camaraderie, and giving back to those who have served our country. Your presence will help us continue our mission of positively impacting our community while enjoying a scrumptious meal. Mark your calendars and come hungry! See you there!

Pasta & salad by Pasta King (Cotati).


DAV established the Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN), a free non-medical transportation service, in collaboration with the Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare System nationally. The shuttle service helps provide transportation to and from VA-scheduled medical appointments for ambulatory veterans with limited mobility, lack transportation, or cannot drive themselves. The service ensures that veterans have reliable and safe transportation to their medical appointments, helping to improve health outcomes. Volunteers are crucial to the success of the VTN program and DAV chapter membership, as they help with fundraising, organizing community events, coordinating outreach efforts, and providing non-emergency medical transportation in their community. To learn more about how to help the VTN program, please visit https://dav48sonoma.org/transportation/

We need to raise to raise $75k to hire a VTN Coordinator. One VTN Coordinator can serve the entire VA Healthcare System in VISN21, which includes multiple Northern California counties including Sonoma County. Once the Santa Rosa VTN hub is re-established, we can then work towards re-starting the VTN for veterans living in nearby counties who utilize the VA Healthcare System in VISN21 (San Francisco to Eureka). Please contact Chapter 48 to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to support the DAV Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN).


Tier I: EARLY BIRD ADULT $75 each – Available now through December 20, 2023, or when sold out.

Tier II: GENERAL ADULT $90 each – Available December 21 to January 19th, or when sold out.

Tier III: DAY OF GENERAL ADULT $100 each – January 20th – We cannot guarantee tickets at the door.

TABLE RESERVATIONS – For eight (8) seats or more.

Ample Free Parking



Tier I – Early Bird Dinner Tickets: For tickets purchased before 11:30 PM on December 20, 2023.

  • $75 – Single Dinner Ticket – includes one (1) ticket.
  • $600 – Reserved Table of Eight (8) – includes eight (8) adult dinner tickets.
  • $50 – Teen Kids (ages 12-17) Dinner Ticket.
  • $20 – Kids (ages 6-11) Dinner Ticket
  • Children 5 years old and under eat for free.

Tier II – For Dinner Tickets Purchased Between December 21 and January 19, 2024.

  • $90 – Single Dinner Ticket – includes one (1) ticket.
  • $720 – Reserved Table of Eight (8) – includes eight (8) adult dinner tickets.
  • $60 – Teen Kids (ages 12-17) Dinner Ticket.
  • $30 – Kids (ages 6-11) Dinner Ticket.
  • Children 5 years old and under eat for free.

Tier III – For Dinner Tickets Purchased on the day of the event January 20, 2024.

  • $100 – Single Dinner Ticket – includes one (1) ticket.
  • $70 – Teen Kids (ages 12-17) Dinner Ticket.
  • $40 – Kids (ages 6-11) Dinner Ticket.
  • Children 5 years old and under eat for free.

We cannot guarantee tickets will be available on the day of the event.


  • 5:00 PM: Doors open. Enjoy drinks (soda/water/wine/beer), bread, and salad. Browse auction & raffle items, and buy raffle tickets.
  • 5:45 PM: Color Guard Ceremony, National Anthem.
  • 6:00 PM: Crab & pasta are served. Short presentation & guest speakers.
  • 7:30 PM: Begin calling raffle and auction winners.
  • 8:30 PM: Beer and wine no longer available
  • 9:30 PM: Event ends



Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for announcements about the event, auction items, and more.

Email: DAV48Phone@gmail.com

PHONE: 707-595-0324

VOLUNTEER: Those interested in volunteering during the crab feed event can contact the Chapter directly through email or phone. https://dav48sonoma.org/crab-feed-volunteers/


BECOME AN ADVERTISING PARTNER ~ SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE – There are several ways to support our event. Please get in touch with us for details.



Who is DAV Chapter 48? Why is this a benefit?

DAV Chapter 48 has been serving disabled veterans and their families in Sonoma County since 1938. We also serve neighboring counties (Mendocino & Napa). Serving disabled veterans is DAV’s legacy and helps distinguish our mission from other veterans’ service organizations. DAV provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations, their families, and survivors in positive, life-changing ways. Our cost-free programs empower disabled veterans and their families to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

Proceeds from our Crab Feed Fundraiser will benefit local disabled veterans and their families provided through our cost-free programs, training volunteers, outreach, operating expenses, and so much more. Our services are made possible through the generosity of our donors and volunteers and the dedication of our members.

Are drinks included?

Drinks are included with all tickets. We respectfully request guests to donate at the bar for wine & beer.

What do I need to bring?

The crab will be cleaned and cracked, and we will provide butter, salt/pepper, & parmesan cheese. You are welcome to bring your own condiments and cracking tools. For warm butter, bring it in a sealable heat-protective food container, such as Klean Kanteen or Yeti, which keeps the butter warm for hours.

Do I need to bring money?

Please bring cash to tip the food servers. We appreciate their help, and we appreciate your kindness. Purchase raffle tickets and auction items using cash or credit cards.

What is not permitted?

Candles are not allowed, but small sternos can be used for butter warmers. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Are there ID requirements?

Valid ID to pick up tickets at Will Call. Per state law, guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol and must show valid government identification.

Can I bring crab & food home?

Food is available to eat while at the event. Sometimes there is food available to purchase and take home at the end of dinner. Please ask your server at the end of dinner if there is food to buy and take home.

Raffles & Auctions

You must be present to receive winning prizes. Raffle tickets can only be purchased with cash and credit cards.

What is DAV Chapter 48’s IRS Status?

DAV Sonoma County Chapter 48 is an all-volunteer 501(c)4 non-profit, tax-exempt sub-organization of DAV National.  EIN: 94-6173131. Donations to Chapter 48 are not tax-deductible UNLESS donating directly to DAV’s charitable trust fund. When donating directly to our parent organization, please request the donation go to your local DAV chapter. Please contact us to learn how to make tax-deductible donations to Chapter 48. Donations are greatly appreciated and highly encouraged to support our cost-free programs. Only a dinner ticket purchase grants the ticket holder entrance to the event. Separate donations alone do not qualify for entrance.

How Can I Become a DAV Member?

DAV Memberships for qualifying Veterans will be available during the event. Visit https://www.dav.org/membership/join-dav/ to see if you qualify or join DAV before the event. Don’t forget to write in the local chapter you would like to join.

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January 20
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST
$20 – $100
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Veterans Memorial Building Auditorium
1351 Maple Avenue
Santa Rosa,, CA 95404 United States
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