Summer Programs An Opportunity To Help

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: After wishing the school year away, students and parents can sometimes find themselves in a rut once summer arrives. It often doesn’t take long before parents hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored.” In an effort to limit their children’s time in front of electronic devices, many parents come up… Read More »

Working To Reach All Children With Nutritional Meals

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: As some families are packing for their summer vacations, others are worried about how they are going to put enough food on the table for their children. During the school year, over 65,000 low-income children in Contra Costa and Solano counties receive free or subsidized lunches. Students receive their… Read More »

Honoring 40 years of nourishing our community

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano celebrated a significant milestone in May with our first annual Nourish gala honoring our 40th anniversary.  The evening was a true retrospective because Linda Locke, the founder of the organization, was able to attend.  The evening also represented our future by bringing together those who make our… Read More »

Food Bank’s Mission Statement Helps Set Priorities

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations of any organization. That’s why time needs to be set aside to examine the big picture. Goals cannot be achieved if they are never set. The Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is… Read More »

Celebrating 40 Years Of Service To The Community

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano appreciates the many relationships that we have with the community. We depend on these alliances to help us achieve our mission. The Food Bank relies on the individuals and organizations that donate food, so we can get it to those who… Read More »

Drought A Source Of Concern For Food Bank Clients

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: Since the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano provides over ten million pounds of fresh produce each year to people in need, we are extremely concerned about the impact the drought is having, and will have, on our mission. Not only is California’s water supply decreasing, but the… Read More »

Food Banks Across Region Prepare For Disasters

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: When we think about disaster response in California, we recognize the threat of fire, drought and tsunamis, but our main concern is earthquakes. With the 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake that took place last year, and the small earthquakes that have hit the area more recently, we are constantly being… Read More »

Food Bank To Hold Black-Tie Optional Fundraiser

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: The year was 1975. Gasoline cost $0.44 a gallon. The average cost of a home was $40,000. You could get a brand new car for $4,000. Even back then, although those prices seem like a bargain today, not everyone had enough food to get by. This is why the… Read More »

Letter Carriers To Help Local Food Bank This Saturday

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: On Saturday, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will participate in the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, the biggest one-day food drive in the nation. This will be the 23rd year that the letter carriers have organized this successful event that provides residents an easy way to donate… Read More »

Spring Provides Opportunity To Help Those In Need

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: The spring is often thought to be a time of renewal and a time for “spring cleaning”, but it’s also a season where we can unintentionally add more clutter to our lives. Many celebrations occur in springtime: Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings and birthdays. These are important occasions that give… Read More »

Healthy Eating Habits Best Thing For Children

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: Whether the information comes to you from statistical studies or just from taking a look around, it is obvious that the United States is facing an obesity epidemic. The facts are overwhelming; we have the second-highest obesity rate in the world and spend more than $190 billion a year… Read More »