Outreach SF Mex. Consulate

Helping Put Healthy Food on the Table

By Juan Orozco, CalFresh Outreach Coordinator for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano: In an effort to educate and raise public awareness about CalFresh, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is partnering with other Bay Area food banks to provide CalFresh Outreach at the San Francisco Mexican Consulate.  The goal is to… Read More »

Just 10 Days to Maximize Your 2012 Charitable Contributions!

Remember that all your contributions and donations to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano are tax deductible.  Take advantage of this before the end of the year and you will be able to claim your deduction in your next tax filing.  Your support during the holidays allows us to provide food year-round. Please… Read More »

Neighbors Encourage Each Other to Share

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: Solano and Contra Costa counties both have “closed communities” — areas where homes are behind gated access points. Because there are a limited number of entry points, these housing areas provide additional security to the residents. Several years ago, supporters of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano… Read More »

Realtors Meeting the Need

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has received support from Contra Costa Realtors in Motion and the San Ramon Realtors Marketing Association for years.  Both these organizations are networking groups for the real estate industry and include realtors, banks, title companies, home staging companies, etc.  These people are very supportive of each other… Read More »

Allison’s Birthday Wish – A Barrel Full of Food

Mservice,inc is a long-time supporter of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Allison is the daughter of an Mservice,inc customer and she is also a  Las Lomas High School student making a difference in our community. For her birthday party this year, she asked all guests to donate food instead of gifts. Allison and her mother arrived at Mservice,inc… Read More »

Food Bank Friend Joins the Farm Bill Committee

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano would like to congratulate Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) on being appointed to serve as a Member of the House Agriculture Committee. Mr. Garamendi, a lifelong rancher and farmer, will join in bicameral negotiations on the farm bill, which could be voted on by the House in… Read More »

BBQ and Competition

Buy a sandwich in honor of your Contra Costa County Probation Department & Contra Costa County Sheriff Department while they fight to win the Counties Care Holiday Food Fight 2012 fundraiser Befitting Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano. On December 10th, 11th, & 12th 2012 Kinder’s Meats & Deli will donate 15% of your purchase (excluding raw meats). Valid… Read More »


Will Workout for Turkey

Guest post by Laura Collins, Special Events Assistant: For the first time in many years, I did not host Thanksgiving. I didn’t have to prepare dishes days beforehand. I didn’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to pull the turkey from the cooler full of brine, or get the deep fryer ready,… Read More »

San Ramon Valley High School volunteers from left to right: Radhika Tandon, Kellie Kolnes, Jessica Mendez, and Kyle Cuenin.

Interact Club Decks the Halls

Guest post by Laura Gorecki: The Interact Club at San Ramon Valley High School adjunct of the Rotary of Danville volunteered their time for the benefit of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano by helping decorate one of Danville’s residence home. In the spirit of the holidays we have created a winter wonderland… Read More »

Brinderson Holiday Event, in support of the Food Bank

Brinderson employees and guests kicked off the holiday season on November 30th with a wonderful evening at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant in Vallejo.  The tradition at Brinderson is to raise money for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano at this annual event, and for Brinderson managers to personally match employee contributions.  Brinderson continues to… Read More »

ABC7 Share Your Holiday

There is no other way to put it, hunger just hurts more during the holidays.  For many in the Bay Area, this time of year shines a spotlight on just how much food insecurity affects their lives.  That’s why ABC7 and Bay Area food banks are working together to collect much needed food and cash… Read More »