Tag: Food Drive

Summer Programs An Opportunity To Help

Originally posted on The Vacaville Reporter: After wishing the school year away, students and parents can sometimes find themselves in a rut once summer arrives. It often doesn’t take long before parents hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored.” In an effort to limit their children’s time in front of electronic devices, many parents come up… Read More »

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Local high schools compete to end hunger at the Solano Town Center

The Solano Town Center celebrated the success of its first annual canned food drive as six participating high schools throughout the area raised 6,801 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Contra and Solano. Students from Fairfield High School, Rodriguez High School, Public Safety Academy, Sem Yeto Satellite, Matt Garcia Learning Center, and Armijo High… Read More »

Help Us End Hunger with NBC and Safeway

Help Us End Hunger with Safeway and NBC on  Saturday, November 22  NBC Bay Area is once again teaming up with Safeway Stores for a one-day food drive on Saturday, November 22, kicking off a month-long effort to fight hunger with Bay Area Food Banks, a collaboration of seven food banks serving over 780,000 local residents each… Read More »

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Public Works to Provide Food

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department decided to host a food and money drive to help the Food Bank kick off the summer – a time when need is high, but donated food runs low. This county department collects money for the Food Bank during the holidays but they feel it is important to… Read More »

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A Fairy Tale Food Drive

Employees of the Disney store at Sun Valley Mall were inspired to hold a food drive after volunteering at the Food Bank and learning about the need for food in their community. So far they have collected a fantastic 418 pounds of food which equates to 334 meals. The employees are continuing to collect food… Read More »

When Law Firms Compete Everyone Wins

Guest post by Food from the Bar Chairperson, Edward L. Shaffer of Archer Norris: The Contra Costa County Bar Association recently completed its 22nd annual Food from The Bar fundraiser for the Food Bank.  This was a special milestone year because they anticipated hitting One Million Dollars in total contributions.  While money still is trickling in,… Read More »

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The Kids Run the Food Drive

Guest post by Galila Kitzes: A few weeks ago, the students of ACE Charter School– a small kindergarten through 6th grade elementary school in Vacaville – organized and ran their own food drive. ACE has a dedicated group of parents who support all kinds of community activism. But as much as we parents like to engage… Read More »

San Ramon Valley High School volunteers from left to right: Radhika Tandon, Kellie Kolnes, Jessica Mendez, and Kyle Cuenin.

Interact Club Decks the Halls

Guest post by Laura Gorecki: The Interact Club at San Ramon Valley High School adjunct of the Rotary of Danville volunteered their time for the benefit of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano by helping decorate one of Danville’s residence home. In the spirit of the holidays we have created a winter wonderland… Read More »

Partnering to End Hunger

Originally posted in the Vacaville Reporter: Working at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has taught me that trying to feed people in need is all about relationships. We try to run the best food distribution service we can, but accomplishing that depends on volunteer support, financial support and the generosity of the… Read More »


Trick or Treat for Food!

For the second year, Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery challenged 7 teams of Concord High School students to go door to door on Halloween night collecting food and money for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for the Tesoro 2nd Annual Scare Away Hunger food drive. The teams of 12 students represented Cheer, Choir,… Read More »

Donations of Healthy Food Make a Difference

Originally posted in the Vacaville reporter: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano distributed 16 million pounds of food last year and we are extremely proud of the fact that 6 million of that was fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of the Food Bank’s mission, we strive to provide nutritious food to our… Read More »