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Bunny Bucks

Give your special someone Bunny Bucks this Easter and help the Food Bank! Exclusively sold by California Pacific Federal Credit Union, your $3.50 Bunny Buck purchase includes a gift card, envelope and $2 bill Bunny Buck. This is real spendable currency. Proceeds to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Available only at California Pacific FCU, 4075 Nelson Avenue in Concord. Surprise the kids and grandkids! Limited supply – hop to it today!

Contra Costa County wins the Big Apple trophy

Contra Costa County wins the Big Apple trophy in Holiday Food Fight 2010!  Contra Costa County Supervisors and Food Fight team leaders show off the Big Apple and other awards presented by Larry Sly at the February 8 Board of Supervisors meeting.  Together, Contra Costa and Solano County employees raised over $143,000 for the Food Bank during the 2010 holiday season!

Last week for Counties Care Food Fight!

In the final week of the Counties Care Holiday Food Fight Solano County employees have pulled ahead of Contra Costa County employees!

Solano County employees have raised $17,440.11 or $7.10 per employee compared to Contra Costa County employees $44,523.64 or $6.82 per employee.  The Food Fight officially ends December 31st.  Go to to donate as a “friend” of the Food Fight in your county.  DONATE ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31 FOR A 2010 TAX DEDUCTION!

Counties Care Food Fight

In week three of the Counties Care Food Fight, Contra Costa County employees have pulled ahead of Solano County employees! The race is on. Contra Costa County employees have collected $36,229.64 or $5.55 per employee and Solano County employees have collected $12,257.85 or $4.99 per employee.

Contra Costa County vs Solano County

The Food Fight benefits neighbors in need in both counties and continues through December 31st. To learn how to support your county as a “friend” go to /events/index.html.

Counties Care Holiday Food Fight week two

As the Counties Care Holiday Food Fight enters week two, Solano County is still in the lead with a grand total of $9,432.83 or $3.84 per employee.  Contra Costa County employees have collected  $16,790.11 or $2.57 per employee. The Food Fight runs through December 31.  You can help your county collect extra dollars by donating as a “friend”.  Learn more here:  /events/index.html.

Friendly “Food Fight” is off to a good start!

The Counties Care Holiday Food Fight is off and running! After the first week, Solano County is in the lead collecting $3,043 or $1.24 per employee. Close behind is Contra Costa County at $7,929.87 or $1.21 per employee.

In this competition employees of both counties sell Food Bank Buy A Bags, hold raffles and bake sales, and collect donations from fellow employees anyway they can. The  goal is to collect the most dollars per employee to win the competition and hold possession of the coveted Big Apple Trophy for one year! To donate, go to

Food Fight 2010

The annual Counties Care Holiday Food Fight enters its seventh year this year.  Starting in 2003, Contra Costa County employees challenged Solano County employees to a Food Fight competition to raise funds for neighbors in their respective counties. The winning county was determined by the amount of funds raised per employee.

Funds are raised in a variety of ways including collecting donations for Food Bank Buy A Bags, holding bake sales, selling hot dogs, and any creative way county employees can think of to wrestle donations out of their fellow employees!  The prize for the winning county is possession of and bragging rights to the coveted Big Apple trophy for one year.

Local radio stations including KUIC, KKDV, and Gene Burns at KGO pitch in to help promote the drive, encouraging listeners to donate as a “friend of the Food Bank”. This brings in additional funding to the Food Bank however these funds are not included in the employee competition.

Solano County takes home the big apple trophy.

Solano County takes home the Big Apple trophy in 2009.

A total of $668,553.90 has been donated to the Food Bank since Counties Care Holiday Food Fight’s inception!

Each county has won three times and Solano County took home the trophy last year.  Although “friends of the Food Bank” donations do not help your county win the competition, your donation does help your neighbors in need win the fight against hunger.

The number of residents in both counties needing help with food grows daily. In 2009 the Food Bank provided food for over 108,000 residents per month.  In 2010 that number has jumped to over 132,000.   The need is great.  Please make a donation today!

Get your Santa Bucks now!

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer?  Want to help the Food Bank? Visit your local California Pacific Federal Credit Union to purchase real bankable, spendable Santa Dollars. $2.50 includes a gift card, envelope and Santa Dollar. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank!

santa dollars

Escape to Survivor Mare Island!

Mark your calendar for the event of the summer on Sunday, June 27th!

Bay area Survivor TV stars and local celebrities invite you to join them for a fun filled afternoon to celebrate the tenth anniversary of “An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden” presented by Pacific Service Credit Union. Celebrities and entertainment includes Yau-Man Chan – Survivor Fiji and Micronesia, Sonja Christopher – Survivor Borneo, Sylvia Kwan – Survivor Fiji, Chad Crittenden – Survivor Vanuatu, and Cecilia Mansilla – Survivor Cook Islands. Joining the Survivor stars is baseball great Vida Blue, KTVU’s Heather Holmes, NBC Bay Area’s Cheryl Hurd, KSFO’s Officer Vic aka Tom Benner. KUIC’s John Young and Don Potter, and more! Entertainment this year includes the 40’s and 50’s swinging sounds of The Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet (back by popular demand), the Pandamonium Steel Drum Band, and our favorite DJ’s Denon & Doyle.

The fun starts at noon with the opening of the Wine and Appetizer Tasting Tents and live music. At 1:30 pm a delicious tropical gourmet lunch, prepared by Englund’s Catering, is served in the garden. Dessert Tasting Tents open at 2:30 pm.

You can tour the mansions, St. Peter’s Chapel and the Naval Museum free as part of our event!

The low event price (same as last year) of $65 per person or two for $120 includes all food, drink, entertainment and tours. Bring extra cash, check or credit card if you wish to participate in Live or Silent auctions or games. Wear your favorite tropical outfit! To make reservations and for more information visit

Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden – Survivor Mare Island

Save the Date…For the Event of the Summer! Join Bay Area Survivor TV stars and the Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet at our 10th annual “Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden – Survivor Mare Island” event! Enjoy an afternoon filled with tropical food and fun. Sample a multitude of delicious award winning foods and beverages! The fundraising event will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Admiral’s Mansion and Captain’s Quarters on Mare Island in Vallejo. Learn more:

Admiral's mansion

Admiral's mansion