11th Annual Refinery Run

Although our local refineries support our Food Bank year round, they also like to begin our holiday season early collaborating to fill our shelves with food. Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery, Shell Oil Products US, Phillips 66 and Valero Benicia Refinery began collecting food and money the beginning of August and end mid-September with a fundraiser… Read More »

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The Little Pink Bike That Could

Although we only request donations of food or funds, sometimes non-food donations make their way into our warehouse.  A nice, pink bike cruised into our Concord warehouse this year and left to find a happy home. Saturday 9/22 was Pleasant Hill’s Community Service Day. For 8 years, the Pleasant Hill Police, Boy Scouts and local… Read More »

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Hunger Speaks to a Global Audience

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is a member of Feeding America, a national network of food banks. Our service is local in Solano and Contra Costa counties, but we are also part of a national effort dedicated to bringing an end to hunger. Through this national… Read More »

Hungry to finish the CalFresh Challenge

Originally posted in The Vacaville Reporter: As part of Hunger Action Month at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, I am now finishing my week of living on a CalFresh (formerly food stamp) budget. I began living on $34.31 worth of groceries last Sunday, and am so looking forward to this coming Sunday,… Read More »

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Adding Community to Service

The cities of Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek rally the community to get involved at their annual Community Service Days. Pleasant Hill is hosting their 8th annual Community Service Day on 9/22 and Walnut Creek is hosting their 2nd annual Community Service Day on 10/6. There are many projects benefitting the nonprofits and schools in these cities. We invite you to… Read More »

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The Community Produce Program is People Friendly

Guest post by ambassador Cecelia Williams: As a Food Bank Ambassador, I distributed information for the new Community Produce Program being offered at Antioch High School.  During the high school registration days we reached out to people to publicize free healthy fruits and vegetables on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.  This program… Read More »

Sly: Speak out against hunger

Originally posted in The Vacaville Reporter on 9/4/2012 – When I started working as a truck driver at the Community Food Coalition in 1976, I had no idea that, 36 years later, I would be the executive director of an organization that has become the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. We have grown… Read More »

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Take Part in Hunger Action Month

While you’re getting back into the swing of things following the holiday weekend, don’t forget that Hunger Action Month has officially begun. Join anti-hunger advocates from across the country to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the US who face hunger by taking part in Hunger Action Month — a month-long campaign to… Read More »