Every year during the holiday season, we are especially thankful for all of our caring supporters who have joined the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in our fight against hunger. The holiday spirit means people are willing to donate money, food or time to make a difference. County employees in both Solano and Contra Costa collect money to help the Food Bank’s work by doing bake sales or “a cream pie in the department head’s face” fundraisers. Golf tournaments and food collections at holiday parties benefit the Food Bank. Donations are given during “Sing Along Messiah” events. Food and money are raised in Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith communities. Businesses collect food and money, schools join the effort, the whole community comes together to make a difference.
The story of need in the community is more prominent during the holidays. News stories during this time help us see that most of the people who need food are not that different than us. People who come to the Food Bank have had unfortunate circumstances take place that mean they need help. Because of the generosity of the community, the Food Bank can make a difference.
The community trusts us to provide food to our neighbors in need during the holidays and all year long. Thanks to our generous community, we are gathering food from those who want to give and are distributing it to partner agencies and directly to people who need help. Together we are making the holidays a little brighter for people in need right here in our community.
To learn more about how you can make a difference this holiday season, visit our holiday ways to help page.