How to Help

Ending Hunger Together

Every day thousands of people in our community struggle to meet their basic nutritional needs. Children, adults and seniors are suffering from hunger. The Food Bank is leading the fight against local hunger and you can make a difference right now.

Donate Money

The Food Bank invests your gift effectively and efficiently: 96% of your donation goes directly to food programs. With special deals and bulk purchasing, we can turn one dollar into two nutritious meals for children, individuals and seniors. We encourage you to find out more about the Food Programs your donation supports.

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your gift is tax-deductible and you’ll receive a tax receipt for your contribution.

For help with a donation by mail or online, contact Ashley Leon, aleon@foodbankccs.org or call 925-676-7543 ext. 215.

Donate Food

The food you donate ends up in the hands of the people who need it the most in our community. There are many ways to donate food:

Host a Virtual Fund Drive

You can easily start a Virtual Fund Drive, an online fundraiser hosted on our website, and receive a personalized URL. Use the link to invite your coworkers, family and friends to make a tax-deductible donation and help you reach your fundraising goal.

Volunteer

You can get involved and become a member of our volunteer family. Volunteers are essential at all levels of the Food Bank’s operations from working in the warehouse packing food to staffing at public awareness and fundraising events.

Advocacy

You can make a lasting difference in the lives of people in need by supporting legislative change, raising hunger awareness and promoting available solutions.

Stay Informed

Sign up for the Food Bank’s monthly E-News to stay informed on how you can help your neighbors in need, public events that benefit the Food Bank and new achievements in our fight to end food poverty throughout the community.

 Join Our Online Community

Stay up to the minute of how you can help and spread awareness as part of the Food Bank’s Online Community.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Marilu Boucher at mboucher@foodbankccs.org or 925-676-7543 extension 213.

For help with a monetary donation by mail or online, contact Lauren Eckenfelder at leckenfelder@foodbankccs.org or 925-676-7543 ext. 210.