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Food Stamp Action Needed!

Call California’s Senators and Tell Them Not to Cut Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits!
The U.S. Senate is considering a proposal to cut billions of dollars in future SNAP benefits in the so-called “Tax Extenders” bill and we need your help.

In order to pay for the American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act (H.R. 4213), Senate leaders are considering a proposal to cut billions of dollars in future SNAP benefits (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program).

Please call Senator Feinstein at (202) 224-3841 and Senator Boxer at (202) 224-3553 today to tell them you oppose cutting SNAP benefits to pay for these provisions.

This legislation, also known as the “Tax Extenders” bill, contains several provisions that are important to food banks and low-income Americans. And while we urge passage of the bill, we strongly oppose raiding SNAP benefits to pay for it. These cuts, totaling an estimated $9.56 billion, would take effect in 2014 and would be damaging to low-income Americans struggling to put food on their tables.

Message/Action:
Calling your Senators is easy. Call today to tell them you oppose cutting SNAP benefits to pay for these or any other provisions.

Important things to remember during your call(s):

  • Ask your Senator to oppose cutting SNAP benefits to pay for the American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act (H.R. 4213) or any other bill.
  • Tell them that passage of this bill should not come at the expense of hungry Americans.

Senator Boxer: 202-224-3553
Senator Feinstein: 202-224-3841

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Sherrill at lsherrill@foodbankccs.org.

Survivor Mare Island: Less than a week away

The event of the summer is less than a week away and we are still adding to our line-up!

Chat with ABC7 Meteorologist Mike Nicco while you are sampling massive amounts of delicious award winning foods and beverages in the tasting tents on Sunday July 27. This is Mike’s second year at the event and he will be joining stars from the hit Reality TV series, Survivor and other Bay Area Radio and TV personalities.

Also, just added to the line-up: Numi Organic Tea, a leading purveyor of premium-quality, full-leaf organic and Fair Trade Certified teas, as well as an innovative line of flowering teas.

To learn more about Mike and the other celebrity guests at “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island” and all the great tasting tent vendors, visit www.theeventofthesummer.com.

Take the budget challenge!

Try your hand at balancing the California state budget. This Thursday, June 17th from 6:30-9pm, you can join Assemblymember Buchanan and Senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier at a “Facing the Budget Crisis Challenge.”

At this event you will not only get to hear from the three legislators about California’s budget crisis, but will also have the opportunity to give them your direct feedback on how to solve the problems. The event is co-sponsored by Next 10, a non-partisan organization dedicated to giving Californians the tools and information they need to find long-term solutions for our state.

What: Facing the Budget Crisis- Next 10 Budget Challenge
Who: Assemblymember Joan Buchanan and Senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier
Where: Dublin Library Community Room, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin
When: Thursday, June 17th, 6:30-9:00pm
More information: Call us at (925) 328-1515

We very much hope to see you there, and encourage you to spread the word. It is going to take everyone working together to get California back on track and we hope to have your help!

“An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island” update

Joining us on June 27 at “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island” will be CBS5′s evening anchor Ann Notarangelo. We are also proud to announce the addition of four new event sponsors:

The Dow Chemical Company

ALZA Corporation

Sartorius Stedim Biotech

Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Come to the event of the summer and meet Ann and other Bay Area celebrities including five Survivors. Visit www.theeventofthesummer.com to learn more.

2nd Annual Harvest Food Drive

Cathy Lee owner of C.L. Design Services Home Staging and Brian Rogan, California Custom Carpets, sponsored the 2nd Annual Harvest Food Drive at the Elk’s Lodge, Walnut Creek , May 21st at 7:30pm.  Brian’s East Bay Party Band, High Cotton, entertained the crowd as 349 lbs of canned goods were donated to the Food Bank.

High Cotton

High Cotton Band

For more information contact Cathy Lee at www.cldesignservices.com.

Diablo Singles Dance Club raises money for the Food Bank

The Diablo Singles Dance Club’s collected $974 at their first fundraising event held for the benefit of the Food Bank in April.  The event included ballroom dancing to the music of the Nob Hill Sounds.  The theme for the evening was “Western Night” and everyone came dressed in their best western wear.

Diablo Singles Dance Club

Diablo Singles Dance Club presents Food Bank executive director Larry Sly with a check for $974.

The Diablo Singles Dance Club feel that they are so fortunate to have the gifts of good health and plenty to eat that they need to share with the less fortunate of our community. The dance club is made up of singles ranging in age from 29 to 92; some of the members have been through the great depression and World War II, so they know firsthand of how it is to “fall on hard times”. They meet the last Wednesday of each month at the Civic Arts Building on Ygnacio Valley Road and Wiget Lane in Walnut Creek. They would love new friends to come out and dance the night away.

Just added to “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island”

GV Cellars will be pouring some of their high quality wines including, but not limited to, such varietals as Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Syrah, Dolcetto and Sangiovese in the tasting tents at the event of the summer on Sunday, June 27th!

GV-Cellars

To make reservations and for more information visit www.theeventofthesummer.com.

New additions to the lineup for “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden: Survivor Mare Island”

Exciting news! Just this past week CBS5/CW agreed to be the media sponsor for the event! We have also added Hansen’s Soda to our long list of delicious tasting tent treats and some unique items to our live auction.

Mark your calendar for the event of the summer on Sunday, June 27th! To make reservations and for more information visit www.theeventofthesummer.com.