Let The 2014 Counties Care Holiday Food Fight Begin!

This year marks the 11th year that employees of Solano and Contra Costa counties will raise funds for their neighbors in need and compete for possession of the coveted Big Apple trophy!  The annual Holiday Food Fight began in 2003 as a friendly competition to raise funds for the Food Bank.  In the past eleven years… Read More »

Congratulations Solano County Employees!

We think it is never too late to give thanks and congratulations for an amazing deed! Congratulations to Solano County employees for winning the 10th annual Counties Care Holiday Food Fight! Contra Costa and Solano county employees raised a grand total of $133,528.96 during the 2013 holiday season. On a per capita basis, Solano County… Read More »

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A Fight to the Finish

The Food Bank salutes Solano and Contra Costa county employees for hitting the million dollar mark in the ninth annual Counties Care Holiday Food Fight! The Food Fight began in 2004 when Contra Costa County employees challenged Solano County employees to raise funds for the Food Bank during the holiday season.  Solano County employees replied… Read More »

Little Faces

Today I was reminded why I work for the Food Bank.  During my normal Sunday grocery shopping trip, I heard someone say “That woman just pushed a whole shopping cart of groceries out the door!”  Within seconds, several employees ran after her.  I was near the front door and it was easy to see the… Read More »


Food, Fun and Friends in the Admiral’s Garden

A heartfelt thank you goes out to the hundreds of guests attending the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano’s 12th annual An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden presented by Pacific Service Credit Union, for making the day a fantastic success!   Even the weather was on board, giving us a beautiful sunny day with a… Read More »


Bring on the Cupcake War!

Back by popular demand – the Cupcake War at the Food Bank’s annual Admiral’s Garden event on June 24th on Mare Island in Vallejo!  There is a new twist this year.  Thanks to Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery for their sponsorship, the winner of Cupcake War will receive $500!  A panel of celebrity judges will pick… Read More »

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Chevron Gets Creative with Empty Bowls

Special thanks to our corporate partner Chevron for their ongoing support of a variety of Food Bank programs and events.  Chevron sponsors the Food Banks Farm 2 Kids Richmond and Concord programs, bringing 5-6 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to 2,600 children weekly.  Chevron supports the Food Bank’s June Admiral’s Garden fundraiser as well… Read More »


Big Wins in the Holiday Food Fight

Once again, Solano and Contra Costa Country employees stepped forward to help their neighbors in need during the holidays. Not easily discouraged by the poor economy, layoffs and furlough days, county employees raised a grand total of $116,133.90 to benefit the Food Bank! In the employee to employee competition, Contra Costa County retains the big… Read More »


Santa Dollars

Looking for a unique stocking stuffer? Look no further! Santa Dollars, available at any California Pacific Federal Credit Union branch, are here, and proceeds benefit the Food Bank! Santa Dollars are real, spendable dollars. Surprise  kids, grandkids, or even Aunt Betty in her Christmas card. For more information visit www.calpacfcu.org. Happy Holidays!

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A Thoughtful Gift

Kudos to Emily Bach and staff at The Bach Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Orinda for choosing to say thank you to their clients via the Food Bank.  Instead of sending clients the usual holiday gift of candy or other personal item, Emily decided to make a $5,000 donation to the Food Bank… Read More »