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.
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 November 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 27, 2014 Turkey Day Workout (9:00am)
Fit 2 The Core is offering a hardcore total body workout on Thanksgiving morning at 9:00am. You get fit and our community members in need get food! To participate in this serious calorie-torching and metabolism-boosting workout, simply bring a grocery store gift card valued at $10 or greater to Fit 2 The Core at 2956 Treat Blvd., Suite D in Concord. The Food Bank will distribute the gift cards to families in need during the holidays. To reserve your place, email Marybeth@fit2thecore.com or call (925) 672-5777.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.