Sequestration Update and Call for Immediate Action

This Friday, March 1, unless the Congress acts, automatic federal budget cuts under “sequestration” will go into effect. These cuts will impact a number of vital services critically-important to low-income people. Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on the American Family Economic Protection Act (pdf), the Senate Democrats’ bill to avoid sequestration. The proposal would prevent… Read More »


Seniors Choose Between Groceries and Medicine

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: After a lifetime of work, many seniors are living on fixed incomes that often force them to choose between paying for health care or buying groceries. Because seniors often need medication to maintain their health, many elderly Americans must choose between medicine and the foods they need to stay healthy.… Read More »

Little Faces

Today I was reminded why I work for the Food Bank.  During my normal Sunday grocery shopping trip, I heard someone say “That woman just pushed a whole shopping cart of groceries out the door!”  Within seconds, several employees ran after her.  I was near the front door and it was easy to see the… Read More »

State of the Union Message Hits Home

In this politically charged time, the State of the Union address represents different things to different people. Depending on the analysis you hear, it either represents a statement of values or an overt political document. From my point of view, I am pleased that the president acknowledged the issues low-income people face in our society.… Read More »

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Fighting Hunger is Only an Empty Bowl Away

A fellow co-worker and I were painting bowls for our Empty Bowls event the other day and she shared with me how it is one of her favorite Food Bank fundraisers.  That got me thinking, what is it about Empty Bowls that makes it so special?  Maybe it’s the fact that it goes beyond being… Read More »


Tell the Senate Your Ideas for a Fair Budget

Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee is encouraging you to share your ideas for how our elected officials can address our country’s budget challenges responsibly. MyBudget is an online platform for members of the public to weigh in as our nation works to tackle our budget and economic challenges. Go to http://budget.senate.gov/democratic/index.cfm/mybudget… Read More »

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Forma Gym Puts Hunger on the Run

The mission at Forma Gym is simple, “We change lives”.   Forma Gym is the premier training and fitness facility in the East Bay, dedicated to helping its 3,600 members get results.  On Thanksgiving, the Walnut Creek Forma Gym lived up to its mission by holding the 20th annual Turkey Trot, to motivate people to “move their feet… Read More »