How does the Food Bank feed people in need?

The Food Bank distributes emergency and supplemental food to people in need and local charities. Each week we will focus on a different program and talk about what the program is and what kind of food is distributed through each program. Read on to learn about our Brown Bag Program.

What is the Brown Bag Program?

Low-income senior citizens in Contra Costa and Solano counties receive free groceries twice per month. The groceries supplement the food that seniors are able to buy on their own, stretching their precious dollars further.

There are 3 criteria in order to participate:
1. Members must be 55 years of age or older.
2. Members must reside in a low income household that meets the state income guidelines.
3. Members must reside in Contra Costa or Solano County.

What is in a Food bag?
People who receive a bag of food at one of our Brown Bag distributions typically take home – canned fruits, canned vegetables, tuna, pasta beans or rice, fresh produce, bread.

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  1. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties says

    Love that you are doing a series! This is a great post – we’ll be following you! 🙂