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USF Grad Students Distribute Food

Guest post by Adrienne Sommer-Locey – I don’t know what I was expecting when my team signed up to bag food for the Vallejo distribution with Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Times are tough, and friendly faces can be hard to find; you never know what you will encounter at an assistance program.… Read More »

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Girl Scouts in Action

We are very fortunate to have so many active Girl Scouts in our two counties who so often think of the Food Bank when having dances or creating a community service project. For example: Glorietta Elementary School in Orinda just had a father-daughter dance and asked everyone to bring in nonperishable food. Troop #30667 in… Read More »

The Farm Bill is Coming

The Farm Bill is coming! Are you asking “what in the world is the Farm Bill and why should I care?” The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act is commonly known as the Farm Bill and covers a wide range of food and farming programs, including SNAP (formerly Food Stamps and currently known as CalFresh in… Read More »

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Here’s the Scoop about Fentons and the Food Bank

Guest post by Ambassador Houston Robertson: I like second chances. Don’t you? I’m also fond of second scoops of ice cream. So, it’s hip hip hurrah for Fentons Creamery in Vacaville because they’ve chosen to benefit the Food Bank for a second month. In February, the Food Bank will receive 25% of the sales of Nuts… Read More »

I Never Thought I Would be in This Position

I met the most amazing woman this morning at a Food Assistance Program/Food For Children distribution. She and her two kids escaped an abusive husband with the help of STAND! For Families Free of Violence. Friends helped her some, but they couldn’t support her and so she found herself in a small trailer with no… Read More »