Tag: Holiday Food Drive

Help Make Holidays a Little Brighter for Those in Need

Every year during the holiday season, we are especially thankful for all of our caring supporters who have joined the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in our fight against hunger.  The holiday spirit means people are willing to donate money, food or time to make a difference.  County employees in both Solano and… Read More »

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Give Back this ‘Giving Tuesday’

Originally posted on the Concord, CA Patch: As the people at Giving Tuesday say, “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals….Wouldn’t it be great to have a day for giving back?” #GivingTuesday is all about turning our attention toward helping others. This year #GivingTuesday is on Tuesday, November 27th and nonprofits, businesses and… 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 »

Boy Scouts Go Door-to-Door to Collect Food for Food Banks

One of the nation’s largest single-day food drives takes place this Saturday, Nov. 19, when Boy Scouts will go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food for local food banks. In the Bay Area, more than 40,000 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and their supporters will be “Scouting For Food” by picking up boxed or bagged non-perishable… 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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Our Leaders of Tomorrow

Guest post by Creekside PTA: While running for Student Council President at Creekside Elementary at the end of her 4th grade year, Maddie Dailey, now 10 years old, thought of several ideas that might be fun and beneficial for the school.  She talked about a smoothie day, keeping the food hot until the 5th graders… Read More »

Last week for Counties Care Food Fight!

In the final week of the Counties Care Holiday Food Fight Solano County employees have pulled ahead of Contra Costa County employees! Solano County employees have raised $17,440.11 or $7.10 per employee compared to Contra Costa County employees $44,523.64 or $6.82 per employee.  The Food Fight officially ends December 31st.  Go to www.foodbankccs.org/donate to donate… Read More »


Counties Care Food Fight

In week three of the Counties Care Food Fight, Contra Costa County employees have pulled ahead of Solano County employees! The race is on. Contra Costa County employees have collected $36,229.64 or $5.55 per employee and Solano County employees have collected $12,257.85 or $4.99 per employee. The Food Fight benefits neighbors in need in both… Read More »

Counties Care Holiday Food Fight week two

As the Counties Care Holiday Food Fight enters week two, Solano County is still in the lead with a grand total of $9,432.83 or $3.84 per employee.  Contra Costa County employees have collected  $16,790.11 or $2.57 per employee. The Food Fight runs through December 31.  You can help your county collect extra dollars by donating… Read More »

One-day fundraiser on Thursday

The 11 live North Bay Patch community websites are teaming up with their county food banks for a one-day fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 16. The editors from each of the 11 Patch sites are gathering monetary donations in their communities, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the county food banks. Raising money for… Read More »