clockwise from the lower left:  Adis Bajramovic, Brandy Earnest, Todd McDermott, Lisa Sherrill, Mark Stuart, Emily Diefenbach, Brian Jackson, David Warehime.

Panera Bread shares the warmth with the Food Bank

Fueled by the generous contributions of its customers, Contra Costa and Solano counties area Panera Bread® bakery-cafes in Antioch, Concord and Vacaville are donating a total of $8120.35 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Panera Bread’s Operation Dough-Nationâ recipient, contributed in 2009.  The funds will be used to further Food Bank of… Read More »

Help us Stamp Out Hunger

Letter carriers will be collecting food for the Food Bank as they deliver the mail on Saturday, May 8. This is our largest one day food drive bringing in over 200,000 pounds of food every year. If you leave a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox, prior to your regular mail delivery, on this… Read More »

Souper Bowl 2010

Congregations around the country participate in this one-day ecumenical fundraiser, held each year on Super Bowl Sunday.  This is an opportunity for the youth in local churches to help feed families and children in our community. Eighteen of our local churches participated in collecting almost $8,800 along with donations of food. Over $10 million was… Read More »

James Hunter at the California State Championship

Ready, Set, Bag! Supports Local Food Banks

Ready, Set, Bag! is partnering with local food banks to feed hungry families. Together with their fans and sponsors, Ready, Set, Bag! is generously donating 100% of their advertising revenue from their recently launched blip.tv channel and $1.00 of each ticket sale (both in theatres and on DVD) for their Ready, Set, Bag! documentary film.… Read More »

George Miller reads a book about nutrition from children served by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County in his office in Washington, DC.

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Advances to Senate

On March 24, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry unanimously approved the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill.  The advancement of this critical piece of legislation is a step forward in achieving an end to childhood hunger by 2015, and has the potential to increase access to nutritious food for children during the school… Read More »

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Youth Ag Day 2010

Over 3,000 fourth graders from all over Solano County came to the Fairgrounds in Vallejo on March 17 to learn about health, nutrition, agriculture, and the world they live in for the annual Youth Ag Day 2010. The Food Bank ran an activity to teach kids about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables while… Read More »