Ways to Donate

More ways you can help provide food for your hungry neighbors in Contra Costa and Solano counties.

  1. Donate Now
    For every $1 you donate, the Food Bank can distribute two meals to those in need. Donate online or mail a check to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, PO Box 6324 Concord, CA 94524. All donations to the Food Bank are tax-deductible.
  2. Become A Pledge Donor
    When you have your donation automatically deducted from your bank account or credit card,your gift goes directly to the Food Bank  to help feed hungry children and adults. Automated donations save money on paper, postage and administrative costs, resulting in more food for the people we serve. Plus it saves time, paper and postage further stretching your donation. Learn more about this program.
  3. Make A Tribute Gift
    Consider making a gift to the Food Bank as a tribute or memorial to a loved one. We will be pleased to recognize your kindness to those people you choose. You can donate online or mail a check to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, PO Box 6324 Concord, CA 94524.
  4. Have Your Gifts Matched
    Ask your employer if they match employee contributions to charitable organizations. By simply taking the time to find out, you could double your donation and double your impact. You can donate online or mail a check to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, PO Box 6324 Concord, CA 94524.
  5. Planned Giving
    A growing number of our friends are providing support through planned giving. Planned Giving is a process of combining your compassion and generosity with financial, tax, and estate planning goals to get the maximum benefit for you and the Food Bank. Learn More about Planned Giving.
  6. Donate Stock or other securities
    Gifts of stock, bonds and mutual funds can allow you to support the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano while realizing significant tax benefits such as reducing or avoiding capital gain taxes.  Learn more about donating stock.
  7. Donate Your Vehicle
    The Food Bank accepts vehicle donations. If you have a vehicle to donate please call 1-888-686-4483 or 925-229-5444. You may also complete our on-line form. Thank you for your generosity.
  8. Tiny Tickets
    If you ride BART, you can donate the unused portion of your BART tickets to the Food Bank. Even tickets with less than a dollar can help your feed your neighbors in need. Every little bit helps, especially when we can provide two meals for just $1.00!. Please send your BART tickets with any remaining value left on them directly to the Food Bank, PO Box 6324, Concord CA 94524.
  9. Buy A Bag
    Decorate your office, organization or classroom with colorful paper Buy A Bag cutouts! Learn more about the Buy A Bag program.
  10. Goodie Grams
    Send some holiday spirit by purchasing a Goodie Gram to tie onto a candy cane, attach to a plate of cookies, as a gift basket tag or add to a gift card. View samples and order your Goodie Grams today!

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Marilu Boucher at or call 925-676-7543 ext. 213.

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