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 »

Access To Healthy Food Is Vital For People To Thrive

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter:  At the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, beyond distributing food, we advocate for laws that affect the people we serve. Congress is currently debating Child Nutrition Reauthorization, a legislation package that determines the funding and policies of national programs that provide food to children. I recently met… Read More »

Trust, Relationships Key To Successful Food Program

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: Most people would agree that trust is a key factor to creating and maintaining healthy and successful relationships. We at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano believe this to be true. The communities we serve put their trust in us. We, in turn, count on our compassionate… Read More »

Summer Programs An Opportunity To Help

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: After wishing the school year away, students and parents can sometimes find themselves in a rut once summer arrives. It often doesn’t take long before parents hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored.” In an effort to limit their children’s time in front of electronic devices, many parents come up… Read More »

Working To Reach All Children With Nutritional Meals

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: As some families are packing for their summer vacations, others are worried about how they are going to put enough food on the table for their children. During the school year, over 65,000 low-income children in Contra Costa and Solano counties receive free or subsidized lunches. Students receive their… Read More »