Call Congress Today! It’s Easy!

Today (November 28), Feeding America and other national partners are hosting a national call-in day to mobilize advocates across the country in opposition to cutting hunger-relief programs and protecting tax incentives to encourage food and fund donations as part of a deal on the Fiscal Cliff. Call in Details: As Congress debates how to address… Read More »

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Give Back this ‘Giving Tuesday’

Originally posted on the Concord, CA Patch: As the people at Giving Tuesday say, “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals….Wouldn’t it be great to have a day for giving back?” #GivingTuesday is all about turning our attention toward helping others. This year #GivingTuesday is on Tuesday, November 27th and nonprofits, businesses and… Read More »

Partnering to End Hunger

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: Working at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has taught me that trying to feed people in need is all about relationships. We try to run the best food distribution service we can, but accomplishing that depends on volunteer support, financial support and the generosity of the… Read More »


Waypoint Homes Move and Match

Waypoint Homes Launches Holiday Food Bank Promotion Company Pledges $25 Donation to Local Food Banks for each Move In in November & December, Plus an Employee Match. Waypoint Homes, a pioneer in the REO to rental industry, today announced a promotion to benefit local food banks in areas where the company has a footprint. For each “move… Read More »

The Habit Burger and Grill Grand Opening

We love it when great food meets the Food Bank, it’s like everything comes together perfectly.  When the Habit Burger and Grill had their grand opening at their new location in Walnut Creek in October, not only could you get a great lunch, but 100 % of the proceeds went to support the Food Bank. … Read More »

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“Hungry” Plays a Role in Education

Guest post by Food Bank volunteer Leslie Mladinich: When I think of hunger having a voice, I think of TV commercials showing starving children in faraway lands and a celebrity asking for a monthly pledge to feed that child. But the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano’s educational play, Hungry, showed me that hunger… Read More »


Trick or Treat for Food!

For the second year, Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery challenged 7 teams of Concord High School students to go door to door on Halloween night collecting food and money for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for the Tesoro 2nd Annual Scare Away Hunger food drive. The teams of 12 students represented Cheer, Choir,… Read More »

Honoring the Volunteers Who Make the Food Bank Work

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: One of the wonderful things about working at a nonprofit organization is that an essential part of the staff are volunteer workers. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has more than 50,000 hours of volunteer time given to us each year. People serve on our board of… Read More »


Girl Scout Make a Difference Day

Post by Lauren Strouse of the Food Bank Fairfield office: The Fairfield warehouse was filled with the sound of excited girls on Saturday, October 27th, during the Food Bank’s Girl Scout Make a Difference Day Event. One hundred and twenty girls between the ages of six and sixteen participated, accompanied by forty-six adults. They toured the… Read More »