Help Us Win $45,000 to Provide Fruits and Veggies to Kids!

The Farm 2 Kids program provides children in low-income areas with 3-5 pounds of fresh produce per week. Sometimes it is the only food they have for dinner. As part of their Fighting Hunger Together initiative, Walmart is giving out grants for the most innovative and effective programs that help alleviate child hunger. Food Bank of Contra… Read More »

Sutter Hospital provides $6000 to Hungry Solano County Neighbors

Sutter Health has generously selected the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano to receive a $6,000 donation as part of a quarter-million-dollar donation to 29 food banks throughout Northern California. “I’m very pleased to give what we can to our local food bank, especially when so many families are in need,” stated Terry Glubka,… Read More »

4 Stars for the Food Bank

For the third consecutive year, the Food Bank has been awarded the highest rating (Four Stars) by America’s premier independent evaluator on nonprofit organizations, Charity Navigator. In a July 1 letter to Executive Director Larry Sly, Charity Navigator CEO Ken Berger wrote, “We are proud to announce Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has… Read More »

Bay Area Refinery Motorcycle Run/Food Drive

A beautiful sunny day on September 17th began with the roar of engines when over 100 motorcycle riders and custom car enthusiasts from the Bay Area refineries gathered at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, to celebrate the success of the 10th Annual Bay Area Refinery Motorcycle Run/Food Drive. They continued their ride… Read More »

Jeffery Schaub of KGO and Marla Williams, working to feed her family.

KGO Fights Hunger

During the week leading up to September 16th, food banks across 9 Bay Area counties were thrilled at the chance to share our mission to end domestic hunger with the audience of KGO Newstalk 810 AM, San Francisco. In the weeks leading up to the September 16th radiothon to fight hunger, KGO broadcast interviews with… Read More »

California One Step Closer to Eliminating Fingerprint Imaging

Guest post by David Lee, Director of Government Relations & Advocacy for Feeding America: After a lot of legislative activity over the last two weeks, August 31 the California Senate passed an amended version of AB 6, the bill that would remove the fingerprint imaging requirement for CalFresh (the state name for SNAP) applicants and… Read More »

Watermelon Crates at the Food Bank


When watermelon shows up in the markets around June, I eat as much as I can get my hands on because it just isn’t worth it any other time of year. Last week, the few melons that didn’t make it into my cart ended up in the warehouse at the Food Bank of Contra Costa… Read More »