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Ways to Donate

Ways to Donate

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


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1. Donate Now

For every $1 you donate, the Food Bank can distribute 2 meals to those in need. Donate online or mail a check to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, P.O. Box 6324 Concord, CA 94524. All donations to the Food Bank are tax deductible.

2. Become A Pledge Donor

Fight hunger regularly throughout the year by having your donation automatically deducted from your bank account or credit card. Your gift goes directly to the Food Bank, where it is put to work immediately to help feed hungry children and needy adults. Plus it saves time, paper and postage further stretching your donation. Learn more about this program.

3. Make A Gift In Someone’s Honor

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, P.O. Box 6324 Concord, CA 94524.

4. Have Your Gifts Matched

Many companies match employee donations made to organizations like the Food Bank. This doubles the donation and doubles the impact. Ask your employer if your gifts qualify. You can donate online or mail a check to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, P.O. Box 6324 Concord, CA 94524.

5. Host a Custom Fund Drive

You can start a unique donation page in less than 10 clicks to raise much-needed funds with the help of your family and friends! Include the personalized link in your emails, social media and event invitations for a fun and easy way to invite others to support the Food Bank and make a big difference. You can even start teams to have a friendly competition with friends and coworkers. Learn More about Custom Fund Drives.

6. 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 maximize benefit for you and the Food Bank. Learn More about Planned Giving.

7. Donate Stock or other securities

Gifts of stock, bonds and mutual funds can allow you to support the Food Bank of Contra Costa while realizing significant tax benefits such as avoiding capital gain taxes.  Learn more about donating stock.

8. 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.

9. Tiny Tickets

Every little bit helps! Tiny Tickets encourages BART riders to donate the unused portion of their BART tickets to local nonprofit organizations like the Food Bank. Tiny tickets are those hoards of BART tickets, often discarded or left in pockets or drawers, that have tiny bits of value left on them, a nickel, a dime, and more in some cases, that could be turned into cash. Please send your BART tickets with any remaining value left on them directly to the Food Bank, P.O. Box 6324, Concord CA 94524.

10. Buy A Bag

Decorate your office, organization or classroom with colorful paper Buy A Bag cutouts! Learn more about the Buy A Bag program.

11. 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!

12. Donate Nonperishable Food or Fresh Produce

The Food Bank’s Concord warehouse accepts nonperishable food and fresh produce donations as follows: Monday, Friday, Saturday – 7:00 am – 3:30 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. The Food Bank’s Fairfield warehouse can accept food donations as follows: Monday through Friday – 7:00 am – 3:30 pm and Saturdays by appointment. Learn more about donating food.


If you have questions or need more information, please call Marilu Boucher at (925) 676-7543 extension 213 or email at For help with a monetary donation by mail or online, contact Ashley Leon, or call 925-676-7543 ext. 215.