Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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.

 

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April 25, 2015 Vallejo Crop Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walks are community fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service (CWS). Seventy-five percent of money raised by Crop Hunger Walks Nation-wide is used to provide food, medical care, disaster relief and self-help development for needy people around the world. Up to 25% of the money raised in the Vallejo CROP Hunger Walk is distributed to local hunger-alleviating agencies including the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

Registration for the Vallejo Crop Hunger Walk is at 9:30am and the 3k walk starts at 10:15am. For more information, call (707) 694-6274 or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VallejoHungerWalk. If you are interested in joining the Food Bank’s team, call Lauri at (925) 676-7543 x 252.

Crop Walk has partnered with Black Bear Diner and Pasta Pomodoro. The restaurants will be donating part of their proceeds to the organization on the specified dates listed below. The flyers must be presented when placing your order. Click on the links and print out the flyers.

Black Bear Diner
April 8, 2015; 4:00-10:00pm
(980 Admiral Callaghan Lane, Vallejo)

Pasta Pomodoro
April 14th & 15th; All Day
(163 Plaza Drive, Vallejo)

 

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May 4, 2015 Food From the Bar (May 4-15)

Contra Costa County attorneys will once again hold their annual drive to benefit the Food Bank. This is a great way for law firms to have fun, while collecting food and money for individuals in need. Often participants form teams to compete and firms fundraise in creative ways. There will be a multi-firm Walk-A-Thon around downtown Walnut Creek.  There’s even a cyber-competition and you can support your favorite attorney or law firm by donating online through Contra Costa County Food from the Bar’s Virtual Food Drive at www.foodbankccs.org/foodfromthebarcc.

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May 8, 2015 Dixon May Fair Food Drive (3:00-5:00pm)

Bring two cans of food to receive $2 off your admission price. You must enter the fair between the hours of 3pm to 5pm to receive this special discount. Fair hours are noon to 11pm. The address is 655 S. First Street, Dixon.  For more information go to www.dixonmayfair.com. Come support the Food Bank and have fun at the Dixon May Fair!

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May 9, 2015 Letter Carriers Food Drive

On Saturday May 9th, letter carriers will be collecting food for the Food Bank as they deliver the mail in this one-day national food drive. Mark your calendar to leave a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox, prior to regular mail delivery on this day.  Your donations will help us fill many empty tummies during the summer months.

The Letter Carrier Food Drive is supported by monetary donations from the following unions:

Contra Costa Central Labor Council

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 16

AFSCME – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Retiree Chapter 157 & Sub-Local 142

IBEW Local Union 302

Teamsters Local 315

United Steelworkers Local 5

The Plumbers Pipefitters & Refrigeration Union Local 342.

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May 16, 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/volunteer.

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May 23, 2015 Kidfest-Concord (Memorial Day Weekend/May 23-25)

The 25th annual KidFest will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23th through May 25th, at Mt. Diablo High School (2450 Grant Street in Concord – near John Muir Hospital). Admission is $7 per person, but with a can of food to benefit the Food Bank, you will receive $1 off your admission price ($1 per person maximum).

Plan to bring the family and enjoy this fun and educational event! Visit www.kidfestconcord.com for more information.

KidFest Hours:
Saturday:  10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm

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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/.

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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/volunteer.

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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.

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Ongoing Events

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.

If you are interested, download the Charity Miles app for iPhone or Android, select Feeding America and when you are walking, running or biking, a portion will be donated to our Food Bank.

For more information or questions, contact Rachel – rbraver@foodbankccs.org 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

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.