The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is pleased to announce that the state budget unveiled earlier today includes funding that will directly benefit the nonprofit’s fight to end hunger.
The funds, which are directed toward expanding and improving transportation logistics and volunteer services, will support the Food Bank’s efforts to provide food for an average of more than 270,000 people each month, as it meets the ongoing and increased level of food insecurity in its community.
“We’d like the thank the California State Legislature, specifically Sen. Steve Glazer, for helping to appropriate these funds,” said Food Bank President & CEO Joel Sjostrom. “This funding will support the fight to end hunger in California as we work to close the meal gap and meet the increased need created by the pandemic.”
“The food bank has been an incredible resource to families in Contra Costa and Solano counties that have fallen on tough times,” Glazer said. “I’m excited that they will have the funds they need to expand their volunteer production line and buy trucks to speed their delivery of food to people who need it most.”
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has served its neighbors in Northern California for more than 45 years. For more information about the Food Bank, visit foodbankccs.org.