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The Food Stamp Program is now CalFresh

On October 23, 2010, California’s Food Stamp Program was renamed! CalFresh – Better Foods for Better Living was chosen as the new name by people who are eligible for benefits. As stated in the state’s Frequently Asked Questions document, “The CalFresh name and logo capture the essence of our great state and our strong ties… Read More »

help end hunger this holiday season

Thanks For Giving part 2

You won’t believe all the help we are getting this holiday season to ensure that families in our community are fed! Look at all the wonderful support that has come in during the last few days! It is amazing. 11/22/2010 142 pounds of assorted food – Sons of Italy 70 turkeys – various anonymous donors… Read More »

Handcrafted and Exotic Car Show

Thanks For Giving

This Thanksgiving season we are extremely grateful for the generous donations we are receiving from our community. To distribute the 12.6 million pounds of food required to meet the current need, enough for more than 10 million meals, we rely on community support and donations. “We know that many families have had to tighten their… Read More »

Infineon Raceway food

Raceway delivers more than three and a half tons of food

Infineon Raceway distributed more than 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano on Monday during the raceway’s 10th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  7,500 pounds made its way to the Food Bank’s new warehouse in Fairfield. The amount marked the most Infineon… Read More »

Solano County takes home the big apple trophy.

Food Fight 2010

The annual Counties Care Holiday Food Fight enters its seventh year this year.  Starting in 2003, Contra Costa County employees challenged Solano County employees to a Food Fight competition to raise funds for neighbors in their respective counties. The winning county was determined by the amount of funds raised per employee. Funds are raised in… Read More »

Did you leave a food donation on your porch?

If you received a holiday food drive bag in your newspaper, the scouts will NOT be picking it up today (Saturday 11/20) unless they left a door hanger at your house last week. We are very sorry for the confusion. We are in need of the food and appreciate your generosity. Please take any nonperishable… Read More »


Philanthropic Yoga Class

More and more people and businesses are finding creative ways to benefit the Food Bank.  Sometimes shaking things up pays off in a big way. On the second floor of an industrial, concrete and metal building awaits an oasis:  yogaworks.  Angie Norwood and Colleen Millen, two certified yoga instructors, threw a fundraiser for the Food… Read More »

Pass the child nutrition bill

With just two legislative weeks to complete the nation’s business for the year, including the Child Nutrition Reauthorization, we need to make sure Congress passes this bill! Here’s what you can do to help: Call Congress! If you haven’t already, call your Representative. If you have, call again. Dial 877-698-8228 to be directly connected to… Read More »

Scouting For Food

Scouts across the Bay Area will be collecting food on this one day food drive called Scouting For Food. The weekend before they will have placed door hangers on homes that they will return to on Saturday, November 20. Simply put a bag of food out on your porch that morning for the scouts and… Read More »

santa dollars

Get your Santa Bucks now!

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer?  Want to help the Food Bank? Visit your local California Pacific Federal Credit Union to purchase real bankable, spendable Santa Dollars. $2.50 includes a gift card, envelope and Santa Dollar. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank!

Pass the child nutrition bill and restore the SNAP cut

With Congress returning November 15, we’re gearing up for a final push on Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR). We’re working hard to secure a compromise that will both pass the child nutrition bill and restore the SNAP cut, but we can’t do it without your help. Each Monday for three weeks, we’ll provide a specific action… Read More »