This summer the Food Bank was presented with the Green Business Award from the City of Fairfield. We were recognized for our reuse and recycling practices and for successfully implementing waste reduction. Our waste numbers continue to decrease thanks to our Grocery Recovery Program, AIB recycling procedures, FIFO inventory system and the commitment by our staff and volunteers.
We are also pleased to announce we now have an organics/compost bin at our Concord warehouse. Thanks to Mt Diablo Resource Recovery (formerly known as Concord Disposal Service), bread and fruit that is not fit for consumption is being diverted from the landfills to become healthy garden soil.