2010 Federal Budget Resolution

This week the House of Representatives and the Senate will each be considering their respective versions of the FY2010 Budget Resolution. The Budget Resolution sets guidelines for total spending and revenue for FY2010 and subsequent years. As the Congress prepares to reauthorize and strengthen child nutrition programs, it is important that the Budget Resolution include… Read More »

Dine In to Fight Childhood Hunger

Here in the United States, more than 12 million children do not have access to regular healthy meals. That total equates to an astounding 1 in 6 children struggling with hunger. By simply hosting a dinner with your friends and family, you will join the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in the fight… Read More »

Hunger Solutions

We would like to thank Joel Berg for speaking at Clayton Books on March 14 and at the Food Bank on March 16. Even if you missed the event, be sure to read the book. Below are Joel’s facts for California and his ideas for solving hunger in America. THE FACTS: California? According to the… Read More »

An apple a day is out of reach for more than 36 million Americans.

This March, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is recognizing National Nutrition Month® in honor of the more than 36 million Americans that lack access, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life. National Nutrition Month® is an education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. Those… Read More »

One-woman door-to-door campaign against hunger

In a letter to the Food Bank, Clayton resident, Anna Chan says, “I am a one-woman door-to-door campaign against hunger. In less than one-month, I have personally harvested 1,500+ pounds of citrus from local trees in Concord and Clayton. There is no end in sight. If time allows, it will reach into multiple thousands of… Read More »

Book Launch

Please Join Us For the Bay Area Launch of Joel Berg’s New Book All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America. Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm: Clayton Books, 5433 D Clayton Road, ClaytonorMonday, March 16, 2009 at 10:00 am: Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, 4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord Admission is free.… Read More »

I’m just a bill

Anti-hunger and nutrition advocates from across the nation arrived on Capitol Hill early last week to urge Congress to build upon President Obama’s request for additional dollars for child nutrition programs. Barbara Stanley and Lisa Sherrill from the Food Bank (far right) joined advocates from the School Nutrition Association and met with Congressman Miller (back… Read More »