Tag: About Us

August 2011

It Is Holiday Food Drive Time!

As we approach the end of August, the volume of food drive food we have to sort/box and distribute is greatly reduced. We always worry that we will have to cancel volunteer groups in September and October. But more importantly, is the question “Will we have the variety and volume of nonperishable food we need… Read More »

Health and Wellness at the Food Bank

If the key to successfully helping others is to take care of yourself then the Food Bank staff has a bit of work cut out for them. When we are not busy making sure that the food we order from our distributors is low in sodium, fat and sugar, the Nutrition and Wellness committees have… Read More »

If you love our work then tell the world!

You have an exciting opportunity to help the Food Bank make even more of a difference for the community. GreatNonprofits – a site like Yelp – is conducting a contest to find the top-rated nonprofits working to end homelessness or hunger. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

How does the Food Bank feed people in need?

The Food Bank distributes emergency and supplemental food to people in need and local charities. Each week we will focus on a different program and talk about what the program is and what kind of food is distributed through each program. Read on to learn about our Brown Bag Program. What is the Brown Bag… Read More »

How does the Food Bank feed people in need?

The Food Bank distributes emergency and supplemental food to people in need and local charities. Each week we will focus on a different program and talk about what the program is and what kind of food is distributed through each program. Read on to learn about our Food For Children Program. What is Food For… Read More »

Just ask an employee.

Learn more about the people who work at the Food Bank. We will ask the same seven questions to different staff members each month. 1. Name: Larry Sly 2. What is your position at the Food Bank? Executive Director 3. How long have you worked at the Food Bank? 33 years (and counting) 4. How/Why… Read More »

An apple a day is out of reach for more than 36 million Americans.

This March, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is recognizing National Nutrition Month® in honor of the more than 36 million Americans that lack access, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life. National Nutrition Month® is an education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. Those… Read More »

Just ask an employee.

Learn more about the people who work at the Food Bank. We will ask the same seven questions to different staff members each month. 1. Name: Don McCall 2. What is your position at the Food Bank? Grants Coordinator 3. How long have you worked at the Food Bank? 5 years 4. How/Why did you… Read More »

What is the Food Bank?

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has been serving the communities of Contra Costa and Solano counties for over 30 years. We provide food to 98,000 hungry people in need every month through a network of 180 charitable agencies, and distribute about 9.6 million pounds a year, enough food for 7.68 million meals!… Read More »