“This food really helps.”

There are a million different reasons why people are turning to the Food Bank right now…

“My husband just had an operation, so we do not have an income right now. I am his full-time caregiver and we are really grateful for the food.”

“This is my first time at a Food Bank distribution. I am a full-time nursing student here at LMC. I am looking for work, but it is hard to find anything right now. My brother, who helped support our household, was laid off, so this food really helps.”

“I work as a special needs paraprofessional for my local school district. I have not yet received the stimulus check, nor my unemployment like so many others in CA.”

And these are just a few of the people currently needing your help.


We’re going to be honest, we’ve never been in this position before. Having the need grow dramatically, while simultaneously having to cancel scheduled fundraisers (including our annual Nourish Gala) is really challenging to say the least.

Thankfully you Facebook fundraisers out there, you stimulus check “pay-it-forwarders,” you virtual food drive team leaders…you’re all coming to the rescue! Every dollar you are donating and every minute you are volunteering is making a difference.

To us and the people we serve–you are all heroes.

Here’s the thing though–our work is just beginning. The financial impact of this health crisis isn’t going away anytime soon.

We are in this recovery for the long haul, but we can’t do it without you. If you can help, please act now.

It’s your generosity and willingness to help that keeps us going both literally and figuratively.


Together we will nourish our community through these uncertain times.


Kim Castaneda
Development Director
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano