Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

May 28, 2015 Pick-n-Pull's "Racing to Stop Hunger Summer FUND Drive" (May 28-July 15)

Last year, Pick-n-Pull donated over $17,000 to our Food Bank through this campaign. Please help them exceed last year’s amount by making a donation at one of the three following Pick-n-Pull locations:

4659 Airbase Parkway in Fairfield,
1015 Market Avenue in Richmond
397 East Park Avenue in Chico.

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July 1, 2015 Grocery Outlet Food Drive (July 1-31)

Grocery Outlet stores are conducting their 5th annual Independence from Hunger food drive during the month of July.

You can help feed our community two different ways:

Look for specially-marked food items at your local Grocery Outlet. Purchase these items and place them in the collection bins at the front of the store. There will also be pre-packaged bags that provide a healthy meal choice for families in need. You can purchase one of these bags of food and make your shopping easy!

You can also tell a Grocery Outlet cashier that you’d like to make a cash donation at the register. Donations will go directly to the local food assistance agencies in your community.

The Food Bank has barrels at the Concord Grocery Outlet at 1840 Willow Pass Road (across the street from the Park and Shop Center) and the Pinole Grocery Outlet at 1460 Fitzgerald Avenue. Our partner agencies have barrels at the other Grocery Outlet stores in our two counties. No matter which Grocery Outlet store you shop at, make sure you purchase some of the specials and place the food in the barrels or make a cash donation to help members of our community.

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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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July 18, 2015 Family Food Sort-Fairfield (9:00-11:00am)

This  special volunteer opportunity for families with young children takes place in our Fairfield warehouse.  From 9:00am-11:00am, you and your children (or grandchildren), as little as 5 years old, can work side-by-side bagging fresh produce for the Community Produce Program. Outside of these monthly special events, our normal minimum age requirement to volunteer is 11 years old. This experience will teach your child  that they are not too young to make a difference in their community! This is a first come, first served opportunity and registration is REQUIRED. To register, visit www.foodbankccs.org/familyfoodsort.

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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

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August 1, 2015 Moraga Pear Harvest (9:00am-3:00pm)

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.

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August 9, 2015 Uncorked (1:00-4:00pm)

The Food Bank and GV Cellars are hosting the 2nd Annual Uncorked event on August 9th to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. This unique event will feature outstanding wine, live entertainment by Westbound 80 and gourmet food by the popular caterer, MagPies. Proceeds will help the Food Bank continue to bring high-quality fresh produce and other nutritious food to people in need in your community.  To register, visit www.foodbankccs.org/uncorked.

 

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August 15, 2015 Family Food Sort-Fairfield (9:00-11:00am)

This  special volunteer opportunity for families with young children takes place in our Fairfield warehouse.  From 9:00am-11:00am, you and your children (or grandchildren), as little as 5 years old, can work side-by-side bagging fresh produce for the Community Produce Program. Outside of these monthly special events, our normal minimum age requirement to volunteer is 11 years old. This experience will teach your child  that they are not too young to make a difference in their community! This is a first come, first served opportunity and registration is REQUIRED. To register, visit www.foodbankccs.org/familyfoodsort.

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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.