Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

July 1, 2014 Cost Cutters Family Hair Salons – Now-September 30

Cost Cutters Family Hair Salons in Vacaville and Fairfield are raising money for the Food Bank. Stop in for a haircut between July 1st and September 30th and tell your stylist that you want a “cut & donation”. Cost Cutters will then donate $3 to the Food Bank for every full price haircut ($15.95). You can go in as often as you like, so please encourage your family and friends to claim the offer too!

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September 1, 2014 Hunger Action Month – September 1-30

TURN ORANGE FOR HUNGER RELIEF

Every September, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano joins Feeding America to Turn Orange™ for Hunger Action Month. We ask supporters to become part of the movement to solve hunger, all month long.

3 EASY WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

TURN ORANGE™ by wearing orange on National Hunger Action Day, September 4th and on every Thursday in September. Orange is the official color of hunger awareness and makes a bold statement to start the conversation about hunger.

DONATE at www.foodbankccs.org/hungeractionmonth and share your action! Hold a food drive with your neighbors, at work or at your place of worship. Each dollar provides 2 nutritious meals.

SHARE Turn your Facebook and Twitter profiles orange for the month and let everyone know you’re taking action! Share Turn Orange pics and actions you’ve taken with @FoodBankCCS and @FeedingAmerica via social media and use the hashtag #HungerAction. Invite the Food Bank to share about hunger at your school, business or place of worship.

Visit www.foodbankccs.org/HungerActionMonth for sharable hunger facts and more easy ways to take action.

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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: info@lifeincontrastphotography.com or (925) 207-2004. More info about the campaign can be found at www.lifeincontrastphotography.com/photos-for-food.

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September 27, 2014 Pleasant Hill Community Service Day

Become a part of something really special! Pleasant Hill’s 10th annual Community Service Day is on Saturday, September 27th. Volunteers can help with a variety of projects including a neighborhood food drive. Gather at Pleasant Hill Park at 7:30am to receive a pancake breakfast and get your free t-shirt. Volunteers will go door to door in their neighborhood to collect food for the Food Bank. You will then bring the collected food back to the park where we will sort and box the food donations for distribution. We will provide new paper bags for you and samples of flyers. This is a great project for scouts, church groups, school children, neighborhood groups and anyone else that would like to help collect food for our neighbors in need. To sign up visit the City’s website.

For more information, contact Joan Tomasini at jtomasini@foodbankccs.org or 925-676-7543, ext 208.

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September 27, 2014 Walnut Creek Community Service Day

Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to volunteer on Saturday, September 27th as the city of Walnut Creek hosts their 4th annual Community Service Day!  There will be a variety of projects available, including a neighborhood food drive.  We will provide bags and flyers for you in advance.  You’ll kick off the day at Heather Farm Park at 7:30am for a pancake breakfast. After breakfast you will go door to door in your neighborhood to collect food for the Food Bank. Bring the bags of food back to the park where we will sort and box the food donations.  This is a great project for scouts, church groups, school children, neighborhood groups and anyone else that would like to help collect food for our neighbors in need. To sign up go to www.walnut-creek.org, scroll down the screen to Community Resources & Programs and look for Community Service Day. The Food Bank project is listed under “Community Assistance” projects.

For more information, contact Joan Tomasini at jtomasini@foodbankccs.org or 925-676-7543, ext 208.

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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!

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October 4, 2014 Family Volunteer Day-Fairfield

Families are invited to bring their children, ages 5 and up, to introduce them to the benefits of volunteering to help the hungry members of their community. Participants will be able to take a tour of the Food Bank warehouse and then volunteer bagging produce. Click here to sign up. Space is limited and this event fills up fast!

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October 5, 2014 Family Volunteer Day-Concord (Multiple Shifts)

Families are invited to bring their children, ages 5 and up, to introduce them to the benefits of volunteering to help the hungry members of their community. Participants will be able to take a tour of the Food Bank warehouse and then volunteer bagging produce. Multiple 90-minute long shifts will be available. Click here to sign up. Space is limited and this event fills up fast!

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October 18, 2014 Bags & Brews Fall Classic Cornhole Tournament

Join the CA Beer Society for a fun, festive Saturday as they partner with Black Diamond Brewery and the Food Bank during the 2nd Annual Bags & Brews Fall Classic Cornhole Tournament! The event will take place on October 18th from 11am – 6pm at Black Diamond Brewery in Concord. Cost is $25 per team of 2 and a full tournament consists of 64 teams, so make sure to tell your friends! Black Diamond will supply beer specials to those who bring canned goods to donate. Mediterranean Shwarma & Kebab and Kenny Heart & Soul food trucks will be on site to feed your appetites and there will be cool prizes and raffles to be won. Please visit www.facebook.com/CABeerSociety or www.cabeersociety.com for sign ups and updates.

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October 20, 2014 Presentation: "This Food is Our Food: Learning About the Contra Costa Food System and What Makes Us Great"

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food. Please join us on Monday, October 20th, from 4:30-7:00 p.m. for the presentation, This Food is Our Food: Learning About the Contra Costa Food System and What Makes Us Great. The event will take place at the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano at 4010 Nelson Avenue in Concord. Refreshments will be served. Please R.S.V.P. online at http://fooddayfbcc.eventbrite.com. This event is co-sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services, University of California Cooperative Extension, Supervisor Federal D. Glover, and the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.

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November 1, 2014 Gourmet East Bay

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 $500 shopping spree at Broadway Plaza, to 12 months of dining at participating restaurants, to overnight stays at some of the best hotels in the East Bay. 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.

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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 tahoedoug@hotmail.com.

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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.


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.

Help support your local food bank by learning more about Ready Set Bag and check out http://www.readysetbag.blip.tv/ or become a fan of Ready, Set, Bag! on Facebook www.facebook.com/readysetbag.


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.

Turn Bottles and Cans into Food with NexCycle

Every year, unclaimed CRV leaves $50 MILLION at the curb!

By bringing recyclables to the nearest NexCycle,the CRV will support a local food bank instead.

Attach this page to your bags or use the code 111111.

Find a location near you at www.nexcyclecalifornia.com.

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

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.