Fighting Hunger One Can Decorating Contest at a Time

Today I had the privilege of spending the morning at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists (MOS) in Brentwood and Walnut Creek as the honorary judge of their department decorating contest. Every year the different departments compete by decorating their offices and this year they used the non-perishable food they have been collecting for the Food Bank. It… Read More »

Ready, Set, Bag!

Join us for the theatrical tour kick off of Ready, Set, Bag! in the SF Bay Area next week: Tues. Nov. 3rd at 7pm – Rialto Cinemas Elmwood (Berkeley) Wed. Nov. 4th at 7pm – Rialto Cinemas Elmwood (Berkeley) Thur. Nov. 5th at 7pm – Rialto Cinemas Cerrito (El Cerrito) Thurs. Nov. 19th at 7pm… Read More »

Letter from Congressman George Miller to You!

For months the Food Bank has been talking about the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization. We are happy to tell you that some exciting developments have recently taken place. Our Congressman George Miller from Contra Costa and Solano counties is chair of the committee that will be leading the reauthorization of child nutrition programs and has… Read More »

California’s Food Banks Go Locavore

Please check out this wonderful article highlighting California food banks’ innovative program to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to people in need: 80 million pounds this year! Last year, we distributed 3 million pounds of produce in Contra Costa and Solano counties. One of the ways we are able to get so much fresh… Read More »

Eat Cheesecake, Fight Hunger

The Cheesecake Factory announced that over 320,000 cans of soup were collected across all Cheesecake Factory locations nationwide during the month of September. This surpassed the original goal of 100,000 cans. On September 30, The Cheesecake Factory held its “You Dine, We’ll Donate” event across all locations. For every guest who dined at a Cheesecake… Read More »

One Man, One Bike, One Fight

Drew Marinelli was a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa who became so concerned about hunger throughout the world that he decided to ride his bike from Key West, Florida to San Francisco to spread the word about steps people can take to help those in need. In doing this trip, he has connected… Read More »

Food Bank Benefits from Quilt Raffle

C&T Warehouse recently held a raffle for a handmade quilt and sold tickets throughout their office and at their annual warehouse sale. They raised $225 for the Food Bank! Find out more about the quilt and story: Thank you to Gailen Runge, Creative Director and the entire C&T Publishing and Warehouse Team.