First Northern Bank, headquartered in Solano County, marked its 100th year in business with its employees selling a commemorative cookbook throughout 2010 titled, “100 Years and Still Cooking!” The project raised funds for local food banks and every dollar earned from selling the cookbook will go to help feed hungry children, adults and seniors in need. The $10 cookbook is a collection of favorite family recipes from First Northern Bank employees, directors and shareholders. Proceeds from the bank’s centennial cookbook netted over $10,000 for 5 area food banks, with $4,787 going to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano which represents the proceeds generated from cookbook sales in Solano County.
Last year, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano distributed 3.5 million pounds of food in Solano County alone, reaching 43,000 people a month. “We’ve seen a 30% increase in need in the past few years. And, some of our donors are now clients,” says Marilu Boucher, Development Director for the Food Bank. “Due to the generosity of the community, we’re keeping up with the demand.”
To read more, visit www.foodbankccs.org/media-center/press-releases.html. The Bank can be found on the Web at www.thatsmybank.com.