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May 18, 2015

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Celebrates 40 Years of Nourishment by Roberta Gonzales/CBS SF Bay Area

April 21, 2015

Rotary Recognizes Four Volunteers as Unsung Heros by Monica Lander/Contra Costa Times.

April 15, 2015

Family Food Sort Teaches Volunteerism/The Vacaville Reporter

April 13, 2015

Vallejo Crop Walk Against Hunger April 25 by Rachel Raskin-Zrihen/Times-Herald News

April 10, 2015

Food Bank Creates New Volunteer Opportunity for Kids by Amy Maginnis-Honey/The Daily Republic

March 11, 2015

Food Bank Gala at Levi’s Stadium Scores Against Hunger by Diane Andrews/The Santa Clara Weekly

March 9, 2015

County Food Fight a Success for Food Bank by Melissa Murphy/The Reporter, Vacaville

February February 23, 2015

Food Bank To Benefit From Taste Of Champions Event by Susan Hiland/Daily Republic

Big Ticket by Sal Pizarro/San Jose Mercury News

February 22, 2015

Taste of Champions: Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Fundraiser Set at Levi’s by Susan C. Schena/Benicia Patch

January 6, 2015

Donation Supports Produce Distribution by Faith Barnidge/Contra Costa Times

December 24, 2014

KPIX 5| CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Diablo Valley Montessori School

December 23, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation with John Muir Health

John Muir Health Makes $25K Donation To Local Food Bank by Susan C. Schena/The Walnut Creek Patch

December 20, 2014

Giving Spirit Unites St. Mary’s, Vacaville Firefighters by Richard Bammer/The Reporter, Vacaville

December 18, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air presentation with Rotary Clubs of Diablo Valley

Season of Sharing Helps Bay Area Food Banks Sustain Those In Need by Jonathan Kauffman/

December 16, 2014

Around Danville: Food Drive Nets Bounty, $27,260 by Georgia Lambert/Contra Costa Times

December 16, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation with CSAA Insurance Group

December 16, 2014

Contra Costa Food Banks, Churches, Offer Help For The Holidays by Trine Gallegos/Contra Costa Times

December 15, 2014

Grateful For Food Drives During The Holidays by Larry Sly/The Reporter, Vacaville

December 13, 2014

Annual Giving Tree Needs Your Support by Robin Miller/The Reporter, Vacaville

December 12, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Forma Gym

December 10, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Pick-N-Pull

December 8, 2014

KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco On-Air Presentation with Chevron

November 26, 2014

St. Patrick-St. Vincent Student Body Donates Two Tons Of Food by John Glidden/Times-Herald

November 24, 2014

Helping The Hungry in Contra Costa County/Radio Free Richmond

November 18, 2014

ABC7, Disney Donates $15,000 to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano/ABC7 News

November 13, 2014

Big-Rig Stuffed with Turkeys Crashes; Birds Now Headed to Feed Hungry this Thanksgiving by David DeBolt & Rick Hurd/Contra Costa Times

October 28, 2014

First Solano County Food Day Encourages Healthy Eating by Irma Widjojo/Times-Herald

September 1, 2014

Ending Hunger Requires a Community Effort by Larry Sly/The Reporter

August 18, 2014

Alameda County: Number Relying on Food Bank Grows by Samantha Clark/Contra Costa Times

August 12, 2014

Library Plans ‘Paws to Help’ Event for Pets by Roni Gehlke/Contra Costa Times

August 4, 2014

Goal Must Always Be to Eliminate Hungerby Larry Sly/The Reporter

July 24, 2014

‘World Breastfeeding Week’ Events Planned In Contra Costa County by Susan C. Schena/Lamorinda Patch Lamorinda Patch

July 22, 2014

Guest Commentary: Federal Glover: Teams working to make recommendations for Northern Waterfront Initiative by Federal Glove/Contra Costa Times Contra Costa Times

July 15, 2014

Larry Sly: Annual Report Change Shows Growth of Food Bank, Local Need by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter

July 8, 2014

Larry Sly: Water Situation Affects Fresh Fruits, Vegetable Availability for Those in Need by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter

July 2, 2014

Fairfield Winery to Host Food Bank Fundraiser by Catherine Mijs/The Reporter The Reporter

June 30, 2014

Larry Sly: People Are Willing to Help When They Understand the Need by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter

June 23, 2014

Larry Sly: Provide Incentives, But Let Them Make Their Own Decisions by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter

June 2, 2014

Larry Sly: Outreach Helps Generations Understand the Need to Help by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter

May 29, 2014

Seniors – Pet-food Programs in the Bay Area by JWeekly

May 26, 2014

Food Bank Program Aims to Introduce Families to Volunteering by The Reporter

May 25, 2014

Martinez Chamber Joins Forces with Food Bank By Martinez News-Gazette

May 19, 2014

Food Bank Offers Healthy Food Choices by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter

May 14, 2014

Concord Grants Fund Projects for Homeless, Youth, Seniors by Lisa P. White/Contra Costa Times Contra Costa Times

May 12, 2014

Larry Sly: Study Pinpoints Areas of Food Insecurity by Larry Sly/The Reporter The Reporter

May 9, 2014

Laughter Marks Day 1 of Dixon May Fair by Kimberly K. Fu/The Reporter Times-Herald Online

April 27, 2014

Barnidge: Contra Costa, Solano Counties’ Food Banks Feel Effects of Drought by Tom Barnidge, Contra Costa Times Columnist, San Jose Mercury News

April 20, 2014

Local Food Providers Look Into Collaboration by Irma Widjojo, Times-Herald Online

April 2, 2014

Vallejo Summit to Address Food Equity by Lanz Christian Bañes, Times-Herald Online

March 18, 2014

Comfortable Retirement Becomes Far-fetched Dream for Many by Tom Vacar, KTVU

March 18, 2014

Contra Costa Oncology Donates $5k to Local Food Bank by Susan C Schena, Concord Patch

March 12, 2014

Food Bank Needs Helpers By The Reporter

March 2, 2014

SCC Ceramic Bowls Made to Raise Awareness of Local Hunger By The Times Herald Online

January 28, 2014

More ‘Working Poor’ Depend on Food Stamps By Tom Vacar KTVU

January 26, 2014

The New Face of Food Stamps: Working-Age Americans by Hope Yee, Associated Press

December 23, 2013

John Muir Health Makes $25,000 Donation to Local Food Bank By Fort Mill Times

December 23, 2013

Warriors Star Stephen Curry to Campaign for Health Care Coverage at Richmond Mall By Contra Costa Times

December 18, 2013

Food Bank Hands Out Hundreds of Hams to Feed Families Video By Amy Hollyfield,  ABC7 (KGO)

December 9, 2013

Lindsay Brand Launches Holiday Donation Campaign By Long Island Newsday

December 6, 2013

Pinole-Hercules: WestCAT’s Stuff-a-Bus Seeks Donations in Concert with CHP Dec. 12 and Dec. 20 By  Tom Lochner, Contra Costa Times

November 21, 2013

Bay Area Food Banks Need Help Ahead of Holiday By Kevin Fagan, SF Gate

November 14, 2013

Synagogues Aim to Raise Money for Bay Area Food Banks By

November 11, 2013

Contra Costa Volunteer Fruit Pickers Come to the Rescue By  Lou Fancher, Contra Costa Times

October 23, 2013

School Notes: Turkey Trot to benefit Walnut Creek schools By  Elisabeth Nardi, Contra Costa Times

October 22, 2013

Concord High School Students Repurpose Halloween To Help Local Families By Vanessa Castañeda, Concord Patch

October 3, 2013

New Group Delivers Excess Food to Those in Need Across Contra Costa County By Elisabeth Nardi, Contra Costa Times

September 19, 2013

76th Annual Walnut Festival By KTVU2

September 7, 2013

Percentage of ‘Food Insecure’ Households High, but Steady By Sarah Rohrs, Times-Herald

September 1, 2013

Food Bank in Need of More Volunteers By The Reporter

August 15, 2013

Volunteers keep local food bank running smoothly By Kimberly K. Fu, The Reporter

May 23, 2013

Danville Food Bank Nursery to Open June 1 By Beth Jensen, Contra Costa Times

March 12, 2013

Growing Veggies for Good By Jessica Lipsky, San Ramon Express

February 6, 2013

Mobile Food Pantry a Blessing for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano By Kimberly K. Fu, Vacaville Reporter

December 21, 2012

NICE! John Muir Health Makes $25,000 Donation to Local Food Bank By

December 20, 2012

Share the Spirit: Families Receive Gifts from Caring Holiday Helpers By Jennifer Modenessi, Contra Costa Times

December 15, 2012

A’s Community Fund Hard at Work for Charity By Pete Holby, SB Nation

December 14, 2012

A’s, Oakland Zoo Team Up for Annual Holiday Party By

December 13, 2012

Oakland A’s collect food items for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano By Contra Costa Times

December 13, 2012

Cook, Doolittle  Help With Food Collection By Susan Slusser, SF Gate

December 13, 2012

Can Contra Costa County Raise More Money for the Hungry Than Solano? By Cody Kitaura, Pinole-Hercules Patch

December 12, 2012

A la Carte: Freebirds in Walnut Creek, Zachary’s in Pleasant Hill By Jackie Burrell, Tri-Valley Times

December 12, 2012

Weekly Dish: Mangia Mi Comes to Pleasanton By Ethan Fletcher, Diablo Magazine

December 11, 2012

Give Concord For Christmas By Emily Henry, Concord Patch

December 7, 2012

Food Bank of Solano and Contra Costa County Receives $6,000 Donation By The Reporter

December 7, 2012

How to Help the Homeless This Winter By Emily Henry, Walnut Creek Patch

December 6, 2012

Blackhawk Golf Group Helps Wounded Vets By Georgia Lambert, Tri-Valley Times

December 5, 2012

County Connection Food Drive Ends Thursday By Jessica Lipsky, San Ramon Express

December 3, 2012

Coldwell Banker Collect Toys, Coats During Holidays By Khalida Sarwari, San Jose Mercury News

December 3, 2012

Feeding The Hungry In Solano And Contra Costa Counties By

November 29, 2012

Synagogues Out to Raise Big Money for Food Banks By

November 22, 2012

Turkey Trot: 6000 Runners Hit The Road By David Mills, Lamorinda Patch

November 20, 2012

Friendly ‘Food Fight’ Challenge Issued for Solano and Contra Costa Counties By Melissa Murphy, Vacaville Reporter

November 10, 2012

Travis Credit Union Joins Holiday Efforts By Vacaville Reporter

November 7, 2012

‘Scouting for Food’ Drive in Central Contra Costa County Begins Saturday By Contra Costa Times

November 7, 2012

Collect Nutritious Nonperishable Food Now for Rossmoor Food Drive By Maureen O’Rourke, Roosmoor News

November 5, 2012

De La Salle Sends 3,000 Boxes of Cereal to Families in Need By Emily Henry, Concord Patch

November 1, 2012

Vallejo High, Food Bank Launch Campus Pantry

By Vacaville Reporter

October 31, 2012

Concord High Students to Trick-or-Treat for Donations to the Food Bank By Emily Henry, Concord Patch October 3, 2012 Farm 2 Kids Brings Free Produce to Schools By Heather Ah San, Daily Republic

September/October Issue

One Bank You Can Love By 86 Degrees Magazine 

September 28, 2012

Lack of USDA Shipments Hurts Bay Area Food Banks By Lanz Christian Bañes, Vallejo Times-Herald

September 21, 2012

Meet the New Neighbor: Hunger By Emily Henry, Concord Patch

September 11, 2012

New Data Shows that Hunger Locally, Nationally Continues in Recession By Sarah Rohrs, Vallejo Times Herald

August 27, 2012

Free Food Trucks to Areas in Need Newsletter article – Food, Nutrition & Science from the Lempert Report

August 13, 2012

Food Bank ‘Speaks Out’ Against Hunger Clayton Pioneer

August 2, 2012

Produce for the Hungry Gleaned from Danville Yards By Erin Ivie, Contra Costa Times

July 31, 2012

Summit Brings Community Advocates Together By Heather Ishimaru, ABC7 News

July 15, 2012

Food Truck Trend Reaches All By Greta Mart, Martinez News Gazette

July 12, 2012

Study: Nearly 4 million Californians cannot afford enough food News Report Video By Joanna Lin, California Watch

July 11, 2012

Donations for Basic Necessities — Food, Shelter, Giving Blood –Way Down in Summer By Jennifer Shaw, Contra Costa Times

July 11, 2012

Locals Struggle to Feed Families By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Times-Herald, Vallejo

July 11, 2012

Thousands More in Solano, Napa Counties Are Turning to Food Banks By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Times-Herald, Solano and Napa

July 8, 2012

Strengthen, Protect Anti-Hunger Programs Editorial By Larry Sly, Vacaville Reporter

July 7, 2012 (updated 7/31/2012)

Your Turn: Congress Cannot Allow Anti-Hunger Programs to be Cut Editorial By: Larry Sly, Contra Costa Times