Safeway Summer Food Drive

What’s better than a couple lattes? A bag of food!

Safeway Stores has a special food drive campaign where for $10 I can buy a prepacked bag of food which will be donated to the Food Bank. Those that know me, know I love coffee so I decided if I only had a latte once a day (instead of twice a day), in 3 days… Read More »

Models at Clayton Valley Woman's Club Benefit Fashion Show

Fashionistas to Help Feed Families

Guest post by Barbara Glass – Publicity Coordinator, GFWC Clayton Valley Woman’s Club: On April 2nd, the GFWC Clayton Valley Woman’s Club (CVWC) hosted their Sixth Annual Festival of Tables and Fashion Show. The event benefiting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano was a huge success. Over 184 women attended the sold-out event… Read More »

Food From the Bar Comedy Night

Res Ipsa Jokuitor – Kickoff for Food from the Bar

Guest post by Kerstin Firmin, Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Communications Coordinator: Res Ipsa Jokuitor, the Comedy Night kickoff event for Food from the Bar, was a rib-splitting success. The mood in the Back Forty BBQ banquet room was festive as more than 130 guests mingled, ready to be entertained by comedians Rocky LaPorte and… Read More »

Moraga Post Office

Stamp Out Hunger

The community of Clayton and Moraga must love their post offices because they always bring food to the food bank barrels in the lobby year round. The wonderful letter carriers and window clerks know that hunger affects many people in our counties. On Saturday May 14th, the Clayton and Moraga Post Office letter carriers and… Read More »

Oreo and Keebler

Happy Birthday Mother Earth!

Every day at the Food Bank is Earth Day as we recycle aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles, paper bags, plastic bags, shrink wrap and cardboard. But what we do best is help to reduce food waste. Here are some examples: 1. We work with several grocery stores and large food companies that give us… Read More »

Sprint In Action

What better way to start the morning than picking up 731 pounds of food and $160 from a Sprint Marketing meeting! My contact, Laurie Capriotti, used this all day meeting as a kickoff for their big Sprint food drive in May. Every person arriving at the meeting had at least one bag of food and… Read More »


CA Egg Farmers Donate 25,290 Eggs to Food Bank

Northern California’s own NuCal Foods donated more than 25,000 eggs to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano last week to help families in need – just in time for the Easter holiday. Larry Sly our Executive Director says: “We are trying our best to give the people we serve the best nutrition possible.… Read More »


Bunny Bucks

Give your special someone Bunny Bucks this Easter and help the Food Bank! Exclusively sold by California Pacific Federal Credit Union, your $3.50 Bunny Buck purchase includes a gift card, envelope and $2 bill Bunny Buck. This is real spendable currency. Proceeds to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Available only at… Read More »

Food Bank Ambassador Linda Elsdon tabling at Fentons in Vacaville

Fluffernutter! A sundae for the Food Bank.

During the month of January there sure was a lot of positive ‘Fluffernutter’ talk at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. To raise money for local food banks and build awareness of hunger issues within our community, Fentons Creamery created Myrtle’s Special Sundae of the month, The Fluffernutter, which was inspired by one… Read More »


Where Do All of the Barrels Go During the Holidays?

Below are the businesses, schools and organizations that collected over 1,000 pounds during the holidays! Congratulations! There are hundreds of others that collected food during the holidays that I wish we had room to mention but if I did you would be reading for a long time. Whether the collection was 20 pounds or 7,000… Read More »

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Do you tweet?

If you have a twitter account, can you please help us out and ask your friends to as well? Help us by tweeting “My #USATODAY #KindnessChallenge is to help @foodbankccs ” + how you’d like to help! The challenge ends on 6 p.m. ET on Friday, February 18, 2011 and the top three charities will… Read More »