Lindsey works full-time, but struggles to buy quality food. She says, “The (Community Produce Program) means I can serve my kids awesome fresh meals. The kids love fruits and veggies but they can be expensive and take up a big chunk of our small budget. I am thrilled to now have fresh produce delivered to my neighborhood, walking distance to my home.”

Every week thousands of parents, just like Lindsey, rely on the Food Bank and our partner agencies to help feed their families. They’ve known their fair share of hardship and although it takes an incredible amount of courage to ask for help, they do whatever it takes to put food on the table for their children.

Because there are many children in need of quality food within our community, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has programs throughout the year to help alleviate childhood hunger, including Food for Children, Farm 2 Kids, and the School Pantry Program.

For as little as $10.50 you can help provide food towards three meals a day for one week for one child.

With community support we are able to let kids be kids by taking hunger off their mind for a little while, and work toward long-term solutions to child hunger.