Farewell to the Event of the Summer

For thirteen years the Food Bank has celebrated An Afternoon in the Admiral’s Garden with many friends and supporters. The end of last month marked our final fundraiser at the Mare Island venue with the historic mansion as our backdrop. The event was a rousing success, with generous guests and donors providing $140,000 that will… Read More »

Food Bank Ambassador Linda Elsdon tabling at Fentons in Vacaville

Food Bank Ambassadors

The Ambassadors are a unique kind of volunteer at the Food Bank. They serve as a public face for us to local businesses, community organizations, social clubs, and at events as well as being an advocate for the Food Bank’s programs and services. On this one-year anniversary of the Food Bank Ambassador program, we think… Read More »

Food Bank Educates Students

“The Hungry play is top notch in every way — good acting, nicely and cleverly staged, and the message, which all kids need to hear, was clearly and age-appropriately stated through the story of the play. I’m a fan!” This is just one of the many positive comments we’ve received regarding the Food Bank’s FREE… Read More »

Local Supporters Stepped Up to the Challenge!

As we work harder every day to assist individuals and families right here in Contra Costa and Solano counties during these tough economic times, we couldn’t do it alone. Hunger in our community is a daily challenge, and we are always looking for partners in our hunger relief efforts. That’s why we were excited to… Read More »

Food Bank Ambassador Linda Elsdon tabling at Fentons in Vacaville

Fluffernutter! A sundae for the Food Bank.

During the month of January there sure was a lot of positive ‘Fluffernutter’ talk at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. To raise money for local food banks and build awareness of hunger issues within our community, Fentons Creamery created Myrtle’s Special Sundae of the month, The Fluffernutter, which was inspired by one… Read More »

Pound for pound, we can fight hunger.

The local support we’re getting for the Pound For Pound Challenge is amazing!  We welcome and thank everyone who is helping our food bank earn a bigger share of the $1 million being offered by the Pound For Pound Challenge because this will allow us to feed more individuals and families in need. We at… Read More »

Child Eating Apple

Did you know March is National Nutrition Month®?

This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month®, an annual nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, is “Eat Right with Color” and that is one of our favorite topics here at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Eat Right with Color is part of our daily work. In many… Read More »

Millennium Sportsclub Vacaville joins Pound For Pound Challenge

Pound For Pound Challenge is underway and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano welcomes the support of Millennium Sportsclub Vacaville.  For the third consecutive year, Feeding America and NBC’s The Biggest Loser have partnered with General Mills and Subway to encourage Americans to “Lose Nationally, Feed Locally”. Take the challenge to lose weight… Read More »

First Northern Donates $4,787 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

First Northern Bank, headquartered in Solano County, marked its 100th year in business with its employees selling a commemorative cookbook throughout 2010 titled, “100 Years and Still Cooking!” The project raised funds for local food banks and every dollar earned from selling the cookbook will go to help feed hungry children, adults and seniors in… Read More »

CalFresh logo

The Food Stamp Program is now CalFresh

On October 23, 2010, California’s Food Stamp Program was renamed! CalFresh – Better Foods for Better Living was chosen as the new name by people who are eligible for benefits. As stated in the state’s Frequently Asked Questions document, “The CalFresh name and logo capture the essence of our great state and our strong ties… Read More »

Scouting For Food

Scouts across the Bay Area will be collecting food on this one day food drive called Scouting For Food. The weekend before they will have placed door hangers on homes that they will return to on Saturday, November 20. Simply put a bag of food out on your porch that morning for the scouts and… Read More »

Community Action Partnership

September 25, Slow Food Delta Diablo is partnering with Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, the Food Bank, College Park High School and Brentwood farmers in a day of community action. Called “Gleaning and Cleaning” this day is one of many nationwide actions sponsored by Slow Food USA. Volunteers are being sought to assist Slow Food… Read More »