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A Fight to the Finish

The Food Bank salutes Solano and Contra Costa county employees for hitting the million dollar mark in the ninth annual Counties Care Holiday Food Fight!

The Food Fight began in 2004 when Contra Costa County employees challenged Solano County employees to raise funds for the Food Bank during the holiday season.  Solano County employees replied “Bring it on!”

The winning county every year is based on the dollar amount per employee. Solano County won the first challenge, and employees from both counties have been competing for possession of the coveted Big Apple trophy every year since.  In the 2012 Food Fight, Solano County employees won by raising $10.38 per person and Contra Costa County came in second with $9.70 per person for a total of $129,054.26.

Over a nine-year period, county Food Fighters have raised an amazing grand total of $1,027,310.65! The friendly competition also makes a big difference in the community.  Thank you county employees, your cumulative donations have provided over 2 million meals for our neighbors in need.  Job well done!

BBQ and Competition

Buy a sandwich in honor of your Contra Costa County Probation Department & Contra Costa County Sheriff Department while they fight to win the Counties Care Holiday Food Fight 2012 fundraiser Befitting Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.

On December 10th, 11th, & 12th 2012 Kinder’s Meats & Deli will donate 15% of your purchase (excluding raw meats).

Valid at 6 following locations:

5411 Lone Tree Way
Ste. 110, Brentwood
(925) 308-7997

1776 Arnold Industrial Way
Ste. Q, Concord
(925) 825-2333

3600 San Pablo Ave.
Ste. 1, Hercules
(510) 724-2332

 2227 Morello Ave.
Pleasant Hill
(925) 798-2333

536 Center Ave.
(925) 957-14001831

Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek
(925) 952-9393

 ***Must present flyer at time of purchase***

County Food Fight 2011

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.