Girl Scout Tour Day

On Saturday 10/22/11, we had over 160 Girl Scouts (plus leaders) visit the Food Bank for a tour and help bag potatoes for the distribution the following week. The scouts learned about who we help and how we do it. The highlights are always the large scale to weigh the food on, the coolers, the… Read More »

Pleasant Hill 50th Anniversary

The City of Pleasant Hill is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We have the opportunity to help the city celebrate by collecting 50 barrels of food in its honor by November 14. We have already collected 9 barrels of food at the Pleasant Hill Community Service Day last month. Navlet’s Garden Center (2895 Contra… Read More »

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Community Service Days

Pleasant Hill has done this for seven years, Walnut Creek has done this for one year and hundreds show up at 7am for pancakes. What is this? Community Service Days! Both the City of Pleasant Hill and the City of Walnut Creek host an annual Community Service Day where hundreds of residents get to choose… Read More »

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Day

On Sunday October 2, over 120 cub scouts, boy scouts and leaders attended our 1st Cub Scout and Boy Scout Day at the Food Bank. We created this special day to educate the scouts on why their November food drive, Scouting for Food, is so important and what happens to the food after the scouts… Read More »

More than Just Books

Libraries are a very important part of our community! They help us educate our children and ourselves. Several of our libraries also help collect food for those in need by hosting a barrel from the Food Bank. We welcome our newest member of our ongoing food drives: The Hercules Library at 109 Civic Drive in… Read More »

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Feds Feed Families

During the summer, food banks around the country are facing severe shortages of non-perishable items and children are left without school nutrition programs. But, the federal employees nationwide  have stepped up to meet this challenge by gathering donations of food for families. Each year more federal departments in our two counties are joining the Feds… Read More »

Wear Orange

I love the San Francisco Giants but won’t wear the color orange. I love Halloween but won’t wear the color orange. And now I am asked to wear an orange t-shirt every Wednesday to symbolize hunger? Are you kidding me? But when I put on my new t-shirt with the statement “1 in 6 Americans… Read More »

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How Do You Spell HELP?

I spell it 2 1 1. Did you know that if you need help in the Bay Area, you just need to dial 211 on your phone. 211 is a toll-free, three-digit phone number to call 24 hours a day for information about local health and social services. It enables people to find out about… Read More »

Help Your Community, Help Your Food Bank!

Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek have upcoming Community Service Days where residents come together for one day to make a difference. We are fortunate to be a part of both of these days with a neighborhood food drive as one of their community projects. Pleasant Hill is hosting its 7th annual Community Service Day on… Read More »

August 2011

It Is Holiday Food Drive Time!

As we approach the end of August, the volume of food drive food we have to sort/box and distribute is greatly reduced. We always worry that we will have to cancel volunteer groups in September and October. But more importantly, is the question “Will we have the variety and volume of nonperishable food we need… Read More »

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Backyard Bounty

Pears, Pears, Pears and YES more Pears! When the rain fell in early June, we all worried about the pears in the Alhambra Valley in Martinez and in Moraga. Many people in these two communities have an abundance of pears and love to have volunteers such as the National Charity League pick the pears for… Read More »

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How To Stuff A Van With Food By Wells Fargo Wholesale Employees

What is better than a day at the park? A van stuffed with nonperishable food from Wells Fargo Wholesale employees! The employees had a picnic on Thursday at Kennedy Grove in El Sobrante. For each can the employee donated, they received a raffle ticket towards some great prizes. And many of the employees brought more… Read More »