Continuing to Help Seniors In Need

Originally posted in The Vacaville Reporter: Working at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for all of these years has taught me that many of our senior citizens are food-insecure because they struggle financially. Thirty years ago we started our Senior Food Program, to help this often-vulnerable segment of our population. Our goal… Read More »

Food Bank Debuts Harvest to Home Program

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: We at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano are excited to start 2016 by announcing a new program. Harvest to Home started as a pilot program and has now officially become our eighth direct distribution program. Like our other endeavors, it was created out of an unfulfilled… Read More »

The Food Bank’s New Year’s Resolution: Anti-Hunger Advocacy

Although the first of January represents clean starts and new beginnings, it also marks the end of the season of giving. At the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, we couldn’t have made it through the holidays without the heart-warming and substantial support that poured in from community members, organizations, and businesses. But our… Read More »

Giving Tuesday Encourages Helping the Needy

Originally posted on the Vacaville Reporter: Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Perhaps you have heard of these? Well, I’m hoping that you know about Giving Tuesday as well. Giving Tuesday is the global day of giving, taking place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. After you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped, Giving Tuesday encourages each and… Read More »

A Thanksgiving Wish – Lisa’s Story

Not everyone wants a fancy gift for the holidays. For the 1 in 8 of your neighbors who receive help from the Food Bank, having food on their table is at the top of their holiday wish list. Your gift today can provide a healthy meal to a family in need this holiday season. People… Read More »

Overweight and Undernourished

According to the USDA, 7.9 million children living in the U.S. are food insecure, which means that they don’t have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. Because malnutrition is a serious and growing concern for children living in food insecure homes and communities, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently asked all… Read More »