Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is fighting hunger one mile at a time with the gift of a new Kraft Mobile Pantry truck. The refrigerated vehicle will hit the road to bring a fresh produce to low-income areas in the community, expanding the reach of the Food Bank while delivering fresh fruit and vegetables.
This truck is part of a nationwide fleet being rolled out by Kraft Foods Foundation (now known as Mondelēz International Foundation) and Feeding America, to reach those hardest hit with food insecurity. The mobile pantry will be used as part of the Food Bank’s Community Produce Program to expand the service area to West Contra Costa and Solano county to bring approximately 20 pounds per person of four to seven types of produce to three distribution sites per day serving 50-200 people, depending upon the site and location, at a time when the need has never been greater.
Here in Contra Costa and Solano counties, 1 in 4 of our neighbors face food insecurity. We’re seeing more residents reaching out for food assistance than ever before. The Kraft Mobile Pantry could not come at a better time to help us increase the number of clients and areas we are able to reach.
Fighting hunger is not new for Kraft. The company has partnered with Feeding America for decades to do just that. The mobile pantry program is one of many programs making a difference in communities where the company’s employees live and work.