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2011 Food From The Bar – Walk-A-Thon

Guest post by Kerstin Firmin and Theresa Hurley at Contra Costa County Bar Association: On Friday, May 13th, the 2011 Food from the Bar Drive culminated in a flurry of fun activities organized by the Walnut Creek law firm Archer Norris. Kicking off the day in downtown Walnut Creek, dozens of walkers in matching blue… Read More »

Food From the Bar Comedy Night

Res Ipsa Jokuitor – Kickoff for Food from the Bar

Guest post by Kerstin Firmin, Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Communications Coordinator: Res Ipsa Jokuitor, the Comedy Night kickoff event for Food from the Bar, was a rib-splitting success. The mood in the Back Forty BBQ banquet room was festive as more than 130 guests mingled, ready to be entertained by comedians Rocky LaPorte and… Read More »


Walking to take a stand against hunger

Saturday, April 9th was a beautiful day in Vallejo for a walk to raise money locally and worldwide along the picturesque Mare Island Way Shoreline. Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walks help fight hunger and poverty around the world including the United States and Haiti. Neighbors from different faiths, cultures, and ages walked together to… Read More »

Motorcar enthusiasts hold fundraiser for the Food bank

The Northern California Kit Car Club is a Non-profit California Corporation that was organized to promote learning more about automobiles through the sharing of information among members and interested parties. They are an association of motorcar enthusiasts who enjoy creating, driving and displaying their own automobiles at shows, parades and promotions. These are supplemented by… Read More »

County Bar Association Rallies to Raise Funds for the Food Bank

The Contra Costa County Bar Association is pleased to announce results of the 2010 Food From The Bar fundraiser for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.  In May, 43 local law offices with more than 800 employees donated over $72,000 and collected 2,800 pounds of food.  Each dollar contributed can buy enough food… Read More »

High Cotton

2nd Annual Harvest Food Drive

Cathy Lee owner of C.L. Design Services Home Staging and Brian Rogan, California Custom Carpets, sponsored the 2nd Annual Harvest Food Drive at the Elk’s Lodge, Walnut Creek , May 21st at 7:30pm.  Brian’s East Bay Party Band, High Cotton, entertained the crowd as 349 lbs of canned goods were donated to the Food Bank.… Read More »

Diablo Singles Dance Club

Diablo Singles Dance Club raises money for the Food Bank

The Diablo Singles Dance Club’s collected $974 at their first fundraising event held for the benefit of the Food Bank in April.  The event included ballroom dancing to the music of the Nob Hill Sounds.  The theme for the evening was “Western Night” and everyone came dressed in their best western wear. The Diablo Singles… Read More »

Food From The Bar

The 15th Annual Food From The Bar Comedy Night for the Food Bank (called “RES IPSA JOKUITOR”) took place at Back Forty Texas BBQ in Pleasant Hill on April 27. This event was the place to be for great food, friends, prizes and laughs! Justice James Marchiano served as MC and started the evening off… Read More »


Holiday Food and Fund Drives

Take a look at just some of the many ways the community supported the Food Bank during the Holiday Season. Please browse our blog to see other ways individuals, businesses and groups have been helping the Food Bank. During the holiday season, ABC7 and Safeway sponsor the Share Your Holiday food drive in local stores.… Read More »

Helping our Neighbors in Need

Throughout the year the Food Bank benefits from many wonderful events and food drives thanks to the generous community. Every holiday season, several communities in Contra Costa and Solano counties host neighborhood food drives. The spirit of these neighborhoods is what the season is all about! Food Drive Monetary Donation Food Donated Apple Hill $                               … Read More »