Let the annual Counties Care Food Fight begin! 2011 marks the eighth year that employees of Solano and Contra Costa counties will help raise funds for their respective neighbors in need, and vie for bragging rights to the Big Apple trophy. The winning county is determined by the amounts raised per employee.
What began in 2003 as a friendly competition focusing on helping the community, has grown into an annual fundraiser the Food Bank depends on. Last year county employees raised over $143,000 for the Food Bank! In the seven year history of the Food Fight, county employees have helped raise over $811,000!
Although Contra Costa County employees took home the Big Apple in 2010, Solano County employees are determined to bring it back home in 2011. Funds are raised in a variety of ways including collecting donations for Food Bank Buy A Bags, holding bake sales, selling hot dogs, and any creative way county employees can think of to wrestle donations out of their fellow employees!
Local radio stations including KUIC, KKDV and Gene Burns at KGO pitch in to help promote the drive, encouraging listeners to donate as a “friend of the Food Bank”. This brings in additional donations although these funds are not included in the employee to employee competition.
You can help by donating online through the Food Bank site. Be sure to select your county!
The Food Bank gratefully acknowledges Contra Costa and Solano County employees for taking on this huge holiday fundraiser. This is proof that county employees really do care about the residents in their county. Please support their efforts.