Dear Friends and Supporters,
During the past year the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has seen an increase in demand for food assistance, yet along with it, a community that has risen to the challenge of ending hunger in the areas we serve. With the help of passionate volunteers, donors and staff, we have been able to distribute more nutritious food than ever before, including almost 6 million pounds of fresh produce. Our collaboration with new and existing partners has helped us remain one of the most efficient nonprofit organizations, devoting just five percent of our annual budget to administrative costs.
This year, the Food Bank has taken the 2012 Annual Report online in order to save paper and reduce the cost of printing while offering visitors an opportunity to share our work and mission through social media tools. Learn how to join the fight against hunger by signing up for our e-news or visiting www.foodbankccs.org/enews.
We look forward to the day when there are no hungry people in Contra Costa and Solano counties, but until then, we will continue our work of providing food to those in need. We could not have achieved so much this year without our donors, volunteers and other supporters. We are truly grateful for your partnership. On behalf of our network, and the people we serve, thank you for supporting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
See the impact your support in has made in 2012 to the approximately 149,000 individuals, families and seniors who turn to the Food Bank and our partner agencies every month throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties.