Helping The Fire Victims

The nearby fires have made national headlines as they have leveled entire communities.  The destruction has been devastating and like everyone else, the Food Bank of Contra Costa wants to help if we can. We have touched base with the food banks that serve the people affected by these fires to see what we can… Read More »

Food Bank Continues To Work To Minimize Waste

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: Since I work for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, I know I pay more attention to stories about “ugly food” than most people, but there has been a good deal of media attention recently about food that never makes it to our grocery stores. The former… Read More »

Download a Great Cookbook for Free!

What makes a great cookbook? Uncomplicated, budget-friendly healthy recipes that are inexpensive to make? Color photos of the prepared food? When it was brought to our attention that a cookbook with these attributes was available for FREE, we wanted to pass the information on to the people we serve and to our supporters. The author… Read More »

Help Us Celebrate 40 Years By Donating To Food Bank

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: It is common to dread turning forty, but we at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano are proud of what we have accomplished as we turn the big 4-0. Today marks the 40th anniversary that our incorporation documents were filed. To honor our 40th birthday, generous donors… Read More »

Enrolling People In CalFresh Is A Cooperative Effort

For several years, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has been part of a collaborative effort working to enroll eligible individuals in the CalFresh program. In both Solano and Contra Costa counties, there are individuals who are not aware that they qualify for the assistance CalFresh provides. Federal funds that could be used… Read More »

Success at 24th Annual Food From the Bar

In May, the Contra Costa County Bar Association held its 24th annual Food From the Bar fundraiser for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Local lawyers and law firms went on a two-week fundraising blitz by 34 large and small law offices in the county, whose 700+ employees helped raise more than $51,350 and over… Read More »

Holiday Spirit Of Giving Is Needed The Whole Year Long

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: When I was a child (a long time ago), the newspaper had a little box listing the number of days until Christmas. Maybe it was an advertisement paid for by retailers, but it certainly made me count down to the ultimate holiday. As an adult, it is amazing how… Read More »