Friendly “Food Fight” is off to a good start!

The Counties Care Holiday Food Fight is off and running! After the first week, Solano County is in the lead collecting $3,043 or $1.24 per employee. Close behind is Contra Costa County at $7,929.87 or $1.21 per employee. In this competition employees of both counties sell Food Bank Buy A Bags, hold raffles and bake… Read More »

County Bar Association Rallies to Raise Funds for the Food Bank

The Contra Costa County Bar Association is pleased to announce results of the 2010 Food From The Bar fundraiser for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.  In May, 43 local law offices with more than 800 employees donated over $72,000 and collected 2,800 pounds of food.  Each dollar contributed can buy enough food… Read More »

Food From The Bar

The 15th Annual Food From The Bar Comedy Night for the Food Bank (called “RES IPSA JOKUITOR”) took place at Back Forty Texas BBQ in Pleasant Hill on April 27. This event was the place to be for great food, friends, prizes and laughs! Justice James Marchiano served as MC and started the evening off… Read More »

clockwise from the lower left:  Adis Bajramovic, Brandy Earnest, Todd McDermott, Lisa Sherrill, Mark Stuart, Emily Diefenbach, Brian Jackson, David Warehime.

Panera Bread shares the warmth with the Food Bank

Fueled by the generous contributions of its customers, Contra Costa and Solano counties area Panera Bread® bakery-cafes in Antioch, Concord and Vacaville are donating a total of $8120.35 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Panera Bread’s Operation Dough-Nationâ recipient, contributed in 2009.  The funds will be used to further Food Bank of… Read More »


Cupid’s Cash

Looking for the perfect low cal Valentine gift?  Purchase Cupid’s Cash for your loved one!  Available exclusively at California Pacific Federal Credit Union, 4075 Nelson Ave. Suite E, Concord.  This is real United States currency….bankable and spendable!  All proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.  Only $2.50 includes Valentine greeting card, envelope… Read More »

Las Lomas Lends a Helping Hand in Food Drive

Although the current economic crisis has lead to more donations to local charities and food banks, there are more people who need the donated food more than ever. “We are serving over 108,000 people, 30 percent more than two years ago,” said Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano’s community relations manager Lisa Sherrill. “People… Read More »

Trick or Treating for Cans

California High School’s Interact Club annually runs a “Trick or Treating for Cans” food drive and donates the food to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. This year, the food drive was completed with the help of three clubs from Cal High: Interact, Key Club, and the National Honor Society. A goal of… Read More »

Live Oak Elementary collects 1,869 pounds of food!

The students at Live Oak Elementary in San Ramon hosted a food drive for the Food Bank and the students also competed in a poster contest to help promote the drive! Ms. Wright’s winning class-257 items total! Finding room for more food… Carting things to the loading area… Michael Yao (below) & Emily Hay (above):… Read More »

Lose For Good

Weight Watchers in El Cerrito has donated nearly a ton of food this year! Recently, the Food Bank picked up close to one thousand pounds of non-perishable food from Weight Watchers that symbolized the combined weight lost by the staff at the El Cerrito facility since September. As part of the Lose For Good Campaign,… Read More »

Fighting Hunger One Can Decorating Contest at a Time

Today I had the privilege of spending the morning at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists (MOS) in Brentwood and Walnut Creek as the honorary judge of their department decorating contest. Every year the different departments compete by decorating their offices and this year they used the non-perishable food they have been collecting for the Food Bank. It… Read More »