Souper Bowl of Caring
During the week of Super Bowl Sunday schools and churches nationwide participated in the “Souper Bowl of Caring” by collecting money and/or food for their local charities. This year eight churches chose the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano as their charity beneficiary all together raising $6,371.28 and 290# of food! Thank you to all who participated in tackling hunger in our community this year.
Concord High Dinner Dance
Concord High Band Boosters with help from Concord High’s Instrumental Music Program let the good times roll at their Mardi Gras Dinner Dance on February 22nd to benefit our Food Bank as well as the high school’s five music programs. Everyone enjoyed the festive decorations and food but nothing could compete with the amazing music being played by the 135 very talented students in the Jazz Ensemble, Stage Band and Orchestra who believe that music is food for the soul.
A big Thank You to the more than 300 people who attended our Empty Bowls events in Concord and Fairfield to share a table with new friends, sample tasty soups out of beautifully handcrafted bowls, and learn more about the local faces of hunger. We were able to raise over $19,000 and are extremely grateful to be on the receiving end of so much support from our community!