Charity Could Tumble Over Fiscal Cliff

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano receives nearly half of its funding from individuals. We live in a generous community where people support the cost-effective work we do.  The Food Bank is concerned that one of the options discussed in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations has been to… Read More »

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Local Businesses Shared the Holiday Spirit

We wanted to take a moment to thank businesses throughout Contra Costa and Solano for the many creative ways they raise money and awareness about the issue of hunger throughout the year.  Whether it is a portion of the proceeds for their goods or services, a grand-opening event, a special menu created just for us,… Read More »

We Couldn’t Do it Without Our Volunteers

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: Because of support from a generous community, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has been able to increase the amount of food we distribute to people at risk of hunger. We receive financial support from individuals and corporations, which helps us fuel our trucks and keep the lights… Read More »

Jeans for Beans

Creative juices were swirling when Pacific Service Credit Union decided to hold a food drive with their employees!  Dedicated to making a difference in the community, they created a fun and effective Jeans for Beans program to help the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano with food and money donations. The program worked like this:… Read More »

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Pick-n-Pull Races to End Hunger

Our effort to combat Hunger continues with Pick-n-Pull, one of the largest recyclers of vehicles in the industry.  This exciting partnership recently concluded its Racing to Stop Hunger Fall Fund Drive which resulted in a major contribution to our food bank.  The entire Pick-n-Pull team and their customers rallied support to raise awareness of Hunger… Read More »

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Special Program Sees to Nutrition Needs of Seniors

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: I remember reading a quote from a political leader that said you can best evaluate a society by how well it takes care of its children and its elderly. From my experience with Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano programs, I am convinced our society can do better.… Read More »

Leftovers Are the Best

Written by Laura Collins, Special Events Assistant: I love deals.  I mean I really love deals.  I seek them out.  I buy nothing until I’m sure I am getting the best deal possible.  If it is travel related, I’m on Trip Advisor and can have 10 windows open simultaneously making sure that I am getting… Read More »

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Governor Proposes Balanced Budget

Governor Proposes Balanced Budget A balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year was projected by Governor Brown on Thursday when he released his proposed budget plan. The big budget news is increased spending on k-12 schools. We want to focus on two areas we feel will have the most impact on the people that rely… Read More »

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Tesoro Goes Above and Beyond

Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery is a longtime supporter of the Food Bank that consistently looks for ways to raise awareness and support.  For example, this year Tesoro sponsored the Food Bank in a banner program with the City of Concord and Chamber of Commerce.  Fifteen banners advertising the Food Bank were displayed throughout the city… Read More »

Looking Forward to New Projects

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: Starting the New Year is a time to reflect on what we have done in the past and what we hope to do in the future. At the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, the New Year is more a check-in time for us because we are already… Read More »

The Reality of Hunger

Would you consider buying fresh produce or a pound of meat a luxury? For thousands of our neighbors in Contra Costa and Solano counties this is all too often the case. Meet Melissa. Melissa is a single mom who works full-time. With the high cost of living, she tells us she would not be able… Read More »