Contra Costa and Solano County employees are approaching the 2012 Counties Care Holiday Food Fight with a new mission – to hit the $1 million dollar mark in fundraising for the Food Bank. The annual County Food Fight began in 2004 as an innocent little competition to do good in our communities when Contra Costa County employees decided to challenge Solano County employees to raise funds for the Food Bank. Solano County accepted the challenge immediately and the Food Fight was born. Employees in both counties wanted to help their community and dove into the Food Fight with gusto, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Each year, the county bringing in the highest dollar amount per employee wins possession of the “Big Apple” trophy. In the past eight years, possession of the Big Apple trophy has bounced back and forth from Contra Costa County to Solano County many times.
This year the Food Fight will hit a milestone. At the end of Holiday Food Fight 2011, during its eight year history, the counties had raised a grand total of $927,804.82! County employees will need to collectively raise just over $72,000 this year to hit the unbelievable $1 million dollar fundraising mark. Can they do it in this poor economy? The Food Bank thinks they can, and is asking you to donate online in honor of your county through December 31st.
Thank you Solano County and Contra Costa County employees. What an incredible milestone to reach!