The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is Taking Action!

September is Hunger Action Month. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano joins with Feeding America food banks across the country and our partner hunger relief agencies to ask everyone to play a role in fighting domestic hunger.

Hunger Action MonthHunger affects communities all across the country-rural, urban, and suburban. Right here in Contra Costa and Solano counties, 1 in 6 of our neighbors struggle with hunger. The problem is closer than you think, but so is the solution.

Throughout the campaign, the Food Bank will call on you to take action. In addition, we’ve teamed up with celebrities to tell the real stories of those struggling with hunger.

Watch Matt Damon tell his story at Share the video with your friends and family. Get involved by learning local hunger statistics and downloading the Food Bank’s 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar, to find daily ways to make a difference. One of the ways you can help is by organize a neighborhood food drive, but be sure to check in with the Food Bank to determine what their needs truly are! Email Joan at You can also invite us to speak to the next meeting of your service club, or work group. This raises awareness and educates friends and colleagues about hunger in Contra Costa and Solano counties–and what we can do together to end it. To contact us about a speaker, please contact Patty at

We’re working harder every day to assist individuals and their families right here in our community in these tough economic times. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or giving of your time and energy, everyone can play a role in ending hunger during Hunger Action Month.

To learn more about Hunger Action Month, and the work that the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano do all year long, visit

Join us this Hunger Action Month! Together we create a voice for those struggling with hunger in Contra Costa and Solano counties.

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