September 15, 2014 Photos For Food – Now-December 31
Photos for Food is a campaign that was started by Nathan Osmond of Life In Contrast Photography in an effort to give back to the communities that have supported him over the years. By booking a “Photos for Food” portrait session you can be sure to receive a beautiful set of family photos as well as knowing that you are helping those in need in our community. For every session booked (and shot) before 12/31/14, $150 will be donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. This is a great opportunity to give back while still getting something in return, it is a win/win for all involved and I hope you will join in supporting this great cause. Contact Nathan to book now: email@example.com or (925) 207-2004. More info about the campaign can be found at www.lifeincontrastphotography.com/photos-for-food.
October 1, 2014 "Food Day" Food Drive at Contra Costa County Libraries – October 1-24
Celebrate “Food Day” by donating a bag of nonperishable food to a food bank barrel at one of the Contra Costa County libraries from October 1st through October 24th (the official Food Day). At the same time, check out a book on nutrition, healthy eating and food education. Let’s fill up the barrels by sharing healthy food with those in need in our community. You provide the nonperishable food and we will add the healthy fresh fruits and vegetables!
October 28, 2014 Food Day – Solano County
Join the Food Bank and the following organizations to learn how we can all play a part in eating real food at any budget.
- Solano County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention – food taste samples, prizes, food education
- Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano – Community Produce Day, 12-1 pm
- Vallejo Grown – seeds distribution, gardening workshops & container gardening
- UC Master Gardeners of Solano – Home gardening information
- KISQ – gift cards, raffles and prizes
- Child Start, Inc. – program information
November 1, 2014 Gourmet East Bay (7:00-10:00pm)
Twenty of the top restaurants throughout the East Bay will feature premier tastings, and wineries and breweries from Napa and the East Bay will offer great pours amidst a fun atmosphere and fantastic live music. A raffle and silent auction will be one of the highlights of the evening – with prizes ranging in value and grandeur – from a $250 shopping spree at Broadway Plaza, to dining at participating restaurants, to playing golf at private clubs. Proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano – just in time for the holiday season. For more information on the event and ticket sales please visit: www.gourmeteastbay.com.
November 5, 2014 NBC/Safeway "Help Us End Hunger" Food Drive – November 5-December 25
During this event, running from November 5th thru December 25th, Safeway will offer the opportunity to purchase a $10 pre-packed bag of groceries, which will be donated to your local food bank. You pay for the pre-packaged bag of groceries and place the bag in one of our in-store barrels, and the Food Bank pick up the food each week. This is a quick, easy, inexpensive way to donate. On November 22nd, Kiwanis volunteers will be out in force at most Safeway stores in the Bay Area encouraging you to donate. Watch NBC Bay Area all day on the 22nd for food drive coverage. Help us in the battle against hunger, shop Safeway during the holidays and buy a bag of groceries for your local Food Bank. Tell your friends!
November 6, 2014 Moraga Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament
The Moraga Senior Golf Association will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Turkey Shoot” Golf Tournament benefitting the Food Bank on Thursday, November 6 at Moraga Country Club with a full breakfast prior to an 8:30am shotgun start. The fee for non-MCC members is $125 which includes golf, breakfast and lunch. If you would not like to golf but are still interested in helping people in need in our community you can purchase a lunch ticket for $40 and still be able to participate in the silent and live auctions. This tournament will help provide turkeys and food to needy families during the holiday season. For information, to sign up or provide sponsorship, please contact Doug at 925-817-9994 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 15, 2014 Scouting for Food
Scouts across the Bay Area will be collecting food on this one day food drive called Scouting For Food. The weekend before they will place door hangers on homes that they will return to on Saturday, November 15. Simply put a bag of food out on your porch that morning for the scouts and they will deliver it to the Food Bank. If you do not receive a door hanger, you can still donate by bringing the food to your local Bay Area Food Bank or one of the locations listed on the Year Round
November 15, 2014 Shred It and Forget It Food Drive
Get 3 bags of documents per family shredded free!
To participate, you must …
- Register at www.BennettBetter.com/Events
- Bring 5 canned goods to donate—thanks!
- Volunteers needed! If you can help, please call!
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November 17, 2014 Oakhurst Country Club Fall Fest Food Drive
Oakhurst Country Club is hosting the Annual Fall Fest Food Drive, benefiting The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano!
Join in on Monday November 17th along with your donation of canned food and receive $10 off your golf!
$59.99 Includes: Golf, lunch and a fabulous day at our Private Club ($69 without your generous donation)
Call 925-672-9737 ext. 201 or register online at: https://www.sadiegolf.com/fallfestfooddrive2014
November 27, 2014 Forma Gym Turkey Trot (Volunteers Needed!)
On Thanksgiving morning join in the fun with Forma Gym Turkey Trot to help raise money for the Food Bank and local public schools. We are in need of volunteers before and on race day! Support the Food Bank by trotting on over to the volunteer sign up form at www.foodbankccs.org/formaturkeytrot.
To register to join the race, www.formaturkeytrot.com. Your Thanksgiving morning will be filled with enthusiasm and fitness while helping raise much-need funds.
December 19, 2014 Hansel and Gretel by Solo Opera December 19th and 20th
A fairytale adventure of a mystical forest, two lost children, an enticing gingerbread house, and a wicked witch…
Solo Opera, the East Bay’s chamber opera company, is pleased to present a holiday treat for the entire family, Engelbert Humperdinck’s masterpiece, Hansel and Gretel. The two-hour performance will be sung in English.
The show runs December 19, 2014 (Friday) 7:00 pm and December 20, 2014 (Saturday) 2:00 pm at Del Valle Theatre- 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. Seating is reserved. For tickets call (925) 943-7469 Or visit the Lesher Center for the Arts Ticket Office:1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA. 94596
Throughout Hansel and Gretel, there is a running theme of hunger and poverty. In order to tie this into the needs of the community, Solo Opera is pleased to be partnering with Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for their two performances. The company asks that you please bring a nonperishable food item with you to the show to donate to the Food Bank’s cause. Together, let us all help fight hunger!
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.
Ready, Set, Bag! Supports Local Food Banks
If you are not already a fan of the original web series Ready, Set, Bag! On blip.tv, it’s time to become one! From now until its official theatrical release in late summer, Ready, Set, Bag! is generously donating 100% of their advertising revenue to food banks around the country. Even after the Ready, Set, Bag! Documentary hits the theaters, $1.00 of each ticket and DVD sale will benefit the Food Bank!
Ready, Set, Bag! has already donated enough funds for over 15,000 meals as of July 26, 2012 and arranged for other online artists including JibJab, AutoTuneTheNews, Sarah Austin and Mike Relm to help create content and contribute to this overall effort to help fight hunger.
Paper = Food
Each time you buy a case of GSB 30% or 100% post-consumer recycled paper, Give Something Back and Boise Inc. donate $1 to select California community food banks – including ours.
The Real Estate Project
The Real Estate Project is made up of area Realtors® that want to make a difference in their community by donating 20% of their commissions to area non-profits. If you are planning on buying or selling a home or know of a friend, family member or co-worker that is looking to do so, please direct them to www.TheRealEstateProject.org and 20% of the commissions will be donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.
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.