April 20, 2015 San Ramon Regional Medical Center Cereal Drive (April 20-June 5)
San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 6001 Norris Canyon Road in San Ramon, is having their “Healthy Over Hungry” Cereal Drive from April 20th through June 5th. Barrels are located throughout the hospital where everyone can drop off a box (or two) of healthy cereal for children in need. Many children in our community struggle with hunger, especially during the summer months. Donating a box of cereal will help a child start the day with a good breakfast. You can also participate in their money drive to purchase cereal at foodbankccs.org/cerealdrive. You provide the cereal and we will provide the fruit.
May 28, 2015 “Three for Free” Food Drive-Free Admission to the Contra Costa County Fair
Be a kid again at the Contra Costa County Fair, located at 1201 W. 10th Street in Antioch! By bringing 3 cans of food, you will receive free admission on Thursday, May 28 (the first day of the fair) and will be helping kids have food for the summer. Fair hours on Thursday are noon to 9pm. There will be live music on the Main Stage, entertaining shows, fantastic fair food, traditional exhibits, youth livestock, FREE Kids activities, and much, much more! For more information visit http://contracostafair.com/2015-fair/.
June 3, 2015 Peanut Butter with a Purpose (June 3-17)
All Save Mart and Lucky Supermarkets in Northern California will be collecting peanut butter to help stock the pantries of local food banks. There will be special promotions so you can buy yourself a jar and have a jar donated for the food bank. Please donate to help the families who struggle to feed their children during the summer months.
June 20, 2015 Family Food Sort-Fairfield (9:00-11:00am)
Families with children as young as five years old are invited to a family volunteer opportunity at the Fairfield warehouse EVERY 3rd Saturday of the month. Families will bag fresh produce for the Community Produce Program from 9:00-11:00am. This is a first come, first served opportunity and registration is REQUIRED. To register, visit foodbankccs.org/familyfoodsort.
July 12, 2015 Aloha One Festival Food Drive-Suisun (12:00pm-8:00pm)
Dominque’s Rasta Shoppe is hosting the 2nd annual Aloha One Festival on Sunday July 12th from noon to 8pm at Heritage Park (611 Village Drive) in Suisun City. Bring some nonperishable food to share with those in need in our Solano County community. Barrels from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will be on hand to collect donations. The day will be filled with fun activities for the whole family.
July 19, 2015 Family Volunteer Day (Two shifts: 11:00am-12:30pm or 1:30-3:00pm)
This popular free event at our Concord warehouse provides an opportunity for parents to introduce their young children, ages five and up, to volunteer work. Children will get to experience the joy of helping others in need first-hand. This is a unique opportunity, as our normal minimum age requirement for children to volunteer is eleven years. In addition to the fun sorting project they will do, guided tours of the warehouse will also be conducted during each shift. These shifts always fill up quickly, so go online and reserve your spot now!
For the 11:00am-12:30pm shift, go to www.foodbankccs.org/familyvolunteerdayconcord11am
For the 1:30pm-3:00pm shift, go to www.foodbankccs.org/familyvolunteerdayconcord130pm
August 1, 2015 Moraga Pear Harvest (August 1- 2)
Come pick pears from 9:00am-3:00pm with the Moraga Park Foundation volunteers. Harvested pears will be donated to the Food Bank. Last year over 10,000 pounds of pears were picked. To participate, check in at the tent on the corner of Camino Pablo and Canyon Road at the orchard next to Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School (located at 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga). Don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes! Boxes and pickers will be provided.
Charity Miles App for iPhone and Android
Turn your daily walk into meals for people we serve! Feeding America is one of the charities to walk for using Charity Miles, a free iPhone/Android app that empowers people to earn money for charity while walking, running or biking. Participants choose one of the app’s featured charities and hit the streets. The app will track the participant’s distance and they’ll earn money for their charity. Bikers earn 10¢ per mile; walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile—all up to an initial $1,000,000 sponsorship pool.
Feeding America food banks will receive a portion of revenue generated by the Charity Miles app in their service area.
For more information or questions, contact Rachel – email@example.com or 925.677.7011.
Pampered Chef’s Round-Up from the Heart®
The Pampered Chef’s Round-Up from the Heart® program is a year-long campaign that benefits Feeding America and its member food banks. Since 1991 Pampered Chef has raised over $20 million by promoting the campaign at cooking shows, and at in-home cooking demonstrations, across the country. It is truly a national campaign with a local impact as we fight hunger together!
The campaign has three aspects: 1) Customers can round up cooking show purchase totals to the nearest dollar or more, with funds benefiting local food banks in the region where the donations originated. 2) Customers can purchase a limited edition Round-Up from the Heart cork trivet. For every trivet sold, The Pampered Chef will contribute $2 to Feeding America to support national programs. 3) Customers can purchase The Pampered Chef Cookbook for a Cause Volume 3 featuring recipes from stars of popular TLC shows including Cake Boss, DC Cupcakes, Say Yes to the Dress, Kate Plus Eight and more. For each $3 cookbook sold, The Pampered Chef will donate $1 to Feeding America.
For more information on the program, visit www.cookbookforacause.com.
Doorstep Farmers is a new CSA (community supported agriculture) service located in Central Contra Costa County that delivers locally grown organic produce to your door weekly. As part of their commitment to help the local community, they developed the 2-1 Program, where the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano will receive one pound of locally grown produce for every two new supporters that subscribes to Doorstep Farmers. The Food Bank will distribute the donated produce to our local community in need.
For more information, visit their website at www.doorstepfarmers.com.
Move to End Hunger
As you are aware, many people throw out a good deal of “stuff” when they move. Unfortunately a lot of this “stuff” is food that can be delivered to a family in need. That’s why Golden Gate Moving & Storage has teamed up with Move For Hunger to support the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
Please set aside any unwanted, non-perishable food items before your move and Golden Gate Moving & Storage will deliver the food to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with the relocation industry to support the efforts of local food banks. To learn more visit www.moveforhunger.org.