If I Couldn’t Grab a Midnight Snack

Guest post by Jenay Ross, Print and Digital Journalism major//Music Industry minor, University of Southern California: Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were homeless? What it would be like if you didn’t have the same bed to sleep in every night or if you didn’t have a fridge to go… Read More »

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Classic Car Club Cruises Up to the Food Bank

Guest Post by Diablo A’s Club President – Ed JamesPictured above is Ed James, president of the Diablo A’s Model A car club handing a check for $250 to Renee Baptiste, Special Events Manager of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. This Model A Club is a local Concord club with 80 families… Read More »

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Bid on the Big Easy

Guest post by Board Member Judy Bradford Here is a sneak peak at one of the many exciting live auction items you can bid on at the annual An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden fundraiser on June 24th, 2012. Visit the event site for more auction items. The Big Easy   Explore New Orleans’s timeless, old-world charm;… Read More »

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Safety Net Needed to Keep California’s Families Afloat

Our effort to end hunger doesn’t stop with bags of groceries for our neighbors in need — we also work toward policies that will create a culture in which hunger can be eradicated. These days, stopping cuts to our safety net are our top priority. Food Bankers, pantry and soup kitchen volunteers and staff, nutritionists,… Read More »

Governor Releases May Revision to 2012-2013 State Budget

The following is an excerpt from the California Budget Project’s report: Governor Releases May Revision: Tax Collections Down and Deeper Cuts Proposed, Highlighting Need for a Balanced Approach With Significant Additional Revenues. We have included information about cuts to the two programs most likely to impact Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano clients directly:… Read More »

Farmers’ Markets for All

By Heidi Kliner, AmeriCorps VISTA: There is a common misconception that farmers’ markets are just for the privileged due to the idea that farmers’ markets are significantly more expensive than grocery stores, but many studies have shown that farmers’ market prices are not much higher than supermarket prices, with many of the fresh, seasonal produce… Read More »

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Interact Club of MVHS Takes on a Food Drive

Guest post by Ambassador Aaron Yuen: The Interact Club of Monte Vista High School in Danville once again is sponsoring a food drive. Last year, the club collected 2,550 pounds of food, quite a huge accomplishment for a student organization which utilized only the lunch break to plan and launch the food drive. To kick… Read More »