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The Food Bank Gives Thanks for the Support

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: The holidays are a time of reflection, a time to express gratitude for all that we have. Unfortunately, many people don’t have all of their basic needs met, including sufficient access to food. In this season of gratitude, I’d like to give thanks for all the wonderful things people in… Read More »

Kelly Presents Check to FB

$15k Donation from Wells Fargo Turns into a $25k Donation!

Reposted from Wells Fargo- Earlier this year, Kelly Ward planned on helping his Mount Diablo region’s Contribution Committee present a $15,000 check to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, where he’d volunteered since 2000. However, when Kelly went to pick up the check he got a surprise. Instead of the $15,000 that he’d… Read More »

We are Holding One of Our Favorite Events This Weekend

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will be holding our 5th annual Empty Bowls event this weekend, October 10th & 11th. We invite you to come and learn more about the issue of food insecurity in our community and what the Food Bank does to combat it.  At this casual and family-friendly affair,… Read More »

We Are Preparing For Our Busiest Time Of The Year 

Not everyone wants a fancy gift for the holidays. For the 1 in 8 of your neighbors who receive help from the Food Bank, having food on their table is at the top of their holiday wish list. During a typical holiday season, the Food Bank provides about 30,000 households with groceries that enable recipients… Read More »

Helping The Fire Victims

The nearby fires have made national headlines as they have leveled entire communities.  The destruction has been devastating and like everyone else, the Food Bank of Contra Costa wants to help if we can. We have touched base with the food banks that serve the people affected by these fires to see what we can… Read More »

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 »