Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

March 1, 2014 Child Hunger Ends Here – Now – August 28

ConAgra Foods and P&G are working with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to change that. Find the red push pin and 8 digit code on specially marked packages. Enter the code at www.childhungerendshere.com and check back to see how many meals you have helped raise for your local food bank!

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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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August 2, 2014 Moraga Pear Harvest – August 2 & 3

Moraga Pear Harvest will be held Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm at the corner of Canyon Rd and Camino Pablo. This annual event is organized by the Moraga Park Foundation and their members will be on hand to provide direction. Volunteers will be picking pears which will be picked up each day by the Food Bank.  Individuals and families are welcome to come and help for a few hours. Wear sturdy shoes or boots (the ground is not suitable for sandals or flip flops).  Pear picking tools will be provided. All of the pears will go out to those in need in our community the week following the pear picking!

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August 3, 2014 Food Bank Uncorked

Tickets are limited and going fast! Make sure to reserve your spot by Friday, August 1st
Food Bank Uncorked is a unique event, partnering with GV Cellars to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Outstanding local wines will be paired with live entertainment by Westbound 80 and gourmet food from MagPies, a popular local caterer.  Proceeds will help the Food Bank continue to bring high-quality fresh produce and other nutritious food to people in need in your community. Get your tickets and share this event with friends on Eventbrite.

Presenting Sponsor Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery will match donations up to a total of $5,000 from Food Bank Uncorked.

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Thank you to supporters of Uncorked: Tom Chowaniec, Lynne & Bruce Phelps, PG&E, The Conco Companies, Community Business Bank, Bill Eames, Underground Construction, United Healthcare, Janssen, Credit Bureau Associates, Tracy Salisbury& Ron Matthias, Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough, Ford Lincoln Fairfield

Sponsorships are available. Please contact Kathy Gleason, kgleason@foodbankccs.org or call 925-676-7543 ext 218.

 

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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.