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Trust, Relationships Key To Successful Food Program

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: Most people would agree that trust is a key factor to creating and maintaining healthy and successful relationships. We at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano believe this to be true. The communities we serve put their trust in us. We, in turn, count on our compassionate… 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 »

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 »

Congratulations to Christina Lopez, Food Bank Volunteer!

Christina Lopez received the 2015 Youth Hall of Fame “Valiant Volunteer” award in a ceremony at the County Board of Supervisors Cesar E. Chavez Celebration on March 31st. Christina was recognized for her work for the last three years at the Food Bank and also for her service to Building Blocks Children’s Center in Concord. Christina,… Read More »

Marking Four Decades Of Making A Difference

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: This year the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing food to people in the community. Our work began with two employees and a pickup truck. We borrowed a trailer to store the food and assisted 19 local emergency food agencies. Forty… Read More »

Distributing Food Is Collaborative Process

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: Distributing more than 20-million pounds of food a year, in an effective matter, is no simple feat. One way the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano gets the food to the people we serve is through our direct distribution programs. This means that we give the food directly… Read More »

Food Safety Is A Top Priority For Local Food Bank

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is a member of Feeding America, the national association of food banks. Feeding America food banks are held to a high standards for service, food quality and transparency. We use the same standards as the corporate food industry because food banks… Read More »

Circumstances Can Change In An Instant

Originally posted on thereporter.com: Recently, I received a letter from a financial donor who apologized for her family’s minimal donations during the last year. She told me her story and I realized how easily circumstances can change. Her husband was laid off in December 2010 after 35 years in his job as his company closed… Read More »

Holiday Dinner Drive raises $1 million to support Bay Area Food Banks

 Guest post from Michael Altfest of the Alameda County Community Food Bank: One of the Bay Area’s most remarkable fundraising efforts to support local Food Banks has achieved a significant milestone. This season, the Holiday Dinner Drive – an effort among congregants at local synagogues and churches – raised its millionth dollar to help families… Read More »