Veronica's favorite challenge dish. Lentils, w/ two eggs, cheddar chez and 2 pieces of toast

Food Stamp Challenge: Day Five

Read about Food Bank staff experiences on the final day of the challenge below. Joan Tomasini, Food Drive Coordinator. Now I know why children fall asleep in school! No, I didn’t fall asleep at work but when I had to go deliver some barrels to the Walnut Festival, I found I was weaker than normal… Read More »

Food Stamp Challenge: Day Four

Food Bank staff are starting to feel the effects of the challenge. Read about their experiences below. Larry Sly, Executive Director. So I didn’t eat dinner last night.  I had one of those “two meetings in a row” nights and when I was done at 9PM I decided I was more tired than hungry, especially… Read More »

Food Stamp Challenge: Day Three

How does it feel to know you only have a limited amount of food to eat today or you might not have enough food in your house to last the week and you know you don’t have money to buy more? That is how are staff are starting to feel on this the third day… Read More »

The results of Veronica's shopping trip.

Food Stamp Challenge: Day Two

Day two of the Food Stamp Challenge for several Food Bank staff members. They are struggling with not being able to have coffee (or the quality they are used to), the lack of ‘extras’ and being tempted with free food in the office (not part of the rules of the challenge). Is anyone else participating?… Read More »

Food Stamp Challenge: Day One

Today is the first day of the Food Stamp Challenge. We challenged all of you to live on a food budget of $4.00 a day – the average a food stamp recipient receives –for five days. Six people on staff at the Food Bank decide to take the challenge and share their experiences with you.… Read More »

Take the Food Stamp Challenge

The average amount a Californian receiving food stamps has to spend on meals is $4 a day. We challenge you to try it September 20 – 24. More than 35 million people in our country live on a food stamp budget – can you? It can feel overwhelming to even know where to begin. On… Read More »

Get Ready for Nationwide Call-in Day Next Week

As we know all too well from the families we serve, many children in our community struggle with hunger every day. With your partnership and support, we are working hard to reduce hunger here in Contra Costa and Solano counties by serving families directly and supporting programs that feed children afterschool, on weekends, and during… Read More »

Community Action Partnership

September 25, Slow Food Delta Diablo is partnering with Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, the Food Bank, College Park High School and Brentwood farmers in a day of community action. Called “Gleaning and Cleaning” this day is one of many nationwide actions sponsored by Slow Food USA. Volunteers are being sought to assist Slow Food… Read More »

Larry Sly and Congressman Miller discuss the need in our community.

Congressman George Miller visits Food Bank Distribution

What do you get when you put Congressman George Miller and a group of anti-hunger advocates in a room? A meaningful discussion about child nutrition programs! With the Child Nutrition Reauthorization expiring at the end of September, Mr. Miller came to a Food For Children distribution to see what is happening on the ground. Did… Read More »

Tillamook’s “Share the Loaf” Facebook Contest

Tillamook’s new interactive Facebook contest rewards cheesiness in the form of a $10,000 food bank donation to the top “Loaf Note” sharing city. Help us win this $10,000! You and all your closest Facebook friends are invited to join in sharing the “Loaf Love.” By visiting the Tillamook Facebook page and sharing a free “Loaf… Read More »