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Here’s the Scoop about Fentons and the Food Bank

Guest post by Ambassador Houston Robertson: I like second chances. Don’t you? I’m also fond of second scoops of ice cream. So, it’s hip hip hurrah for Fentons Creamery in Vacaville because they’ve chosen to benefit the Food Bank for a second month. In February, the Food Bank will receive 25% of the sales of Nuts About Toffee. This special sundae is listed on the menu as Myrtles Monthly Creation. If you didn’t get to Fentons in January for those generous scoops of the special Fluffernutter sundae, make sure you take advantage of this second chance to treat yourself, friends, and family and benefit the Food Bank at the same time. How about a Valentine date at Fentons? Spread the word.

 What a great community partner Fentons is! They will continue to have a Food Bank barrel for food donations in their lobby and I encourage you to come prepared to donate something. They also have a bucket for cash donations. Food Bank ambassadors will be tabling at Fentons on Saturdays from 11am – 3pm. I tabled there one Saturday in January. Fentons not only provides the table and chairs, they provide an exceptionally warm welcome to Food Bank ambassadors. Manager Keith Ortega saw us as “that special spark in getting the guests’ support”. His comprehensive view of our partnership is “a push to raise awareness and money for the Food Bank”.

Houston Robertson reporting.

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Food Bank Ambassadors

The Ambassadors are a unique kind of volunteer at the Food Bank. They serve as a public face for us to local businesses, community organizations, social clubs, and at events as well as being an advocate for the Food Bank’s programs and services.

Food Bank Ambassador Linda Elsdon tabling at Fentons in Vacaville

On this one-year anniversary of the Food Bank Ambassador program, we think back to the many events our Ambassadors have joyfully attended on our behalf such as the Wells Fargo Annual Volunteer Fair, National Train Day in Martinez, Richmond’s Music on the Main, Celebrate Everyday Heroes Golf Tournament in Orinda, Music in the Park at Suisun City Library, “Healthy Sunday” in Pittsburg, Winterhawk Winery in Suisun and they will attend the upcoming Kaiser Richmond Employee Wellness Fair and the Loma Vista Farm Harvest Festival.

Some of these volunteers have bilingual skills to help us reach more of our Spanish-speaking donors and clients, but we hope to increase that number, especially in West and East Contra Costa County.

Thanks to our Ambassadors, the Food Bank is able to increase our outreach at schools, business fairs, and other community events every year. To learn more about our ambassador program, please contact Patty at or (925) 676-7543 extension 243.