Inspired to Make a Difference

Guest post by coin club Board Member, Bill Green – Six years ago at Christmas time I was watching a local 10 pm newscast. One of the stories featured a clothing drive called ‘One Warm Coat’. I was impressed with the success of the effort and even more so by the good this clothing drive was providing… Read More »

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Rethinking Summer Food Drives

Summer is traditionally a slow time for food drives. You might ask why? Many food drives are driven by students of all ages and without school, there goes our captive audience (and a huge CAN DO audience). Many of us think of hunger when the weather is cold and during the traditional giving time of… Read More »


Interact Club of MVHS Takes on a Food Drive

Guest post by Ambassador Aaron Yuen: The Interact Club of Monte Vista High School in Danville once again is sponsoring a food drive. Last year, the club collected 2,550 pounds of food, quite a huge accomplishment for a student organization which utilized only the lunch break to plan and launch the food drive. To kick… Read More »

Food From the Bar 21st Annual Fund Drive

Contra Costa County attorneys will once again hold their annual competition to benefit the Food Bank from May 7th thru May 18th. Since its’ inception, this competition has raised more than $891,000 and collected 54 tons of food for hungry area residents. This is a great way for law firms to have fun while collecting… Read More »

A Letter Carrier's Promise to Stamp Out Hunger

Guest post by Raul Carabajal, a letter carrier from Suisun City. The big question… Why do I volunteer for the Letter Carriers Food Drive? It’s all from a promise to my grandfather when I was a young boy. He would come in my bedroom before I would go to sleep and read to me from… Read More »

Delta View Elementary Gives from the Heart

Our student council at Delta View Elementary in Pittsburg hosted a “Give from the Heart” Canned Food Drive during the month of February. First, Mr. Sly from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano came to speak to us. He shared how many people need help with getting food these days.  Then we made… Read More »

Better Homes Fills the Cupboards

Last year, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie in Antioch conducted neighborhood food drives and stood in front of grocery stores to collect over 3,200 pounds of food. This year they were determined to go way above and beyond to collect over 6,000 items for their annual Company Giving Day on Saturday, March 10th.… Read More »


Stamp Out Hunger

Two years ago the Letter Carriers Food Drive was ready to pass the 1 billion pound mark of food collected across the nation – quite an amazing record. This year May 12th, 2012 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Letter Carriers Food Drive. Our hard-working letter carriers that deliver the mail to us care… Read More »

A Kente Ball & Banquet

Guest post by Ambassador Aaron Yuen: The Anuanom Club of Antioch hosted a Kente ball & banquet dance on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The event was to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Ghana’s independence and Ghanaian cultural heritage. Enjoying the evening festivities were 300 guests mostly of Ghanaian heritage. During the event, the Anuanom Club… Read More »

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Lafayette United Methodist Church Helps the Food Bank

Guest post by Ambassador Pat Hershey — I’ve always joked that Methodists have a passion for food (as in pot luck dinners), but at Lafayette United Methodist Church (LUMC) we put our real passion into helping the Food Bank. Through our ongoing food drive, the “ONE Project,” we encourage members to bring one item of… Read More »

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Girl Scouts in Action

We are very fortunate to have so many active Girl Scouts in our two counties who so often think of the Food Bank when having dances or creating a community service project. For example: Glorietta Elementary School in Orinda just had a father-daughter dance and asked everyone to bring in nonperishable food. Troop #30667 in… Read More »


Giving Back is Elementary in Lafayette

Guest post from Nancy Beliveau, Lafayette Elementary School 4th Grade Teacher: Lafayette Elementary School’s PTA has been sponsoring an annual Food Drive for over 20 years, collecting over 2,200 pounds each year. The classes collect food in their rooms all week. On Friday, a quiet group of parents arrive with wagons and rolling carts to… Read More »